Can Public Choice Theory Explain EU Enlargement?
AbstractThis paper examines the process of EU enlargement using public choice theory. It starts by outlining the history of EU enlargement, and continues by examining the theoretical approaches to European integration. The third section explores the different theoretical perspectives on enlargement, after which the fourth section explains the use of public choice theory in international relations. The fifth section offers a cost-benefits analysis of enlargement, and the final section analyses the functions of citizens and politicians.
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