Can Public Choice Theory Explain EU Enlargement?

  • Marek Loužek
Keywords: Public choice theory, EU enlargement, European integration, game theory


This paper applies 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.

Author Biography

Marek Loužek