chapter  9
Is the European Union a neoliberal construction that deserves to be destroyed? A debate with left-wing attacks
WithIvan T. Berend
Pages 11

Attacking the EU as a neoliberal construction. The reality: connections and differences between globalization and regionalization End of globalization and the increasing importance of regionalization. A central concept: austerity policy of the West and the EU as exploitation of peripheral countries. Does the EU serve the oligarchs? The straitjacket of the euro currency and national sovereignty. Real causes of revolt: social shock caused by complex societal changes.