Introduction: varieties of regional integration 1. Monetary union as a metaphor 2. A political culture of total optimism: its rise and fall 3. Integration and its modes 4. Deepening integration: transaction costs and sociopolitical limits 5. European integration and the decoupling of politics and economics 6. From the democratic deficit to a democratic default? The normative dimension of the Euro crisis 7. 'More Europe' 8. The limits of leaderless Europe 9. Integration through cooperative competition 10. The nation state between globalization and regional integration.
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