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Introduction

As in the previous version, the book is divided, for didactic purposes, into two parts. The first part provides an overview of the theoretical approaches to European political economy, both mainstream and critical ones, from a distinct international political economy perspective. As such, it contributes directly to the current debate among scholars of political science and International Relations concerning the nature of the process of European integration. The second part provides for alternative explanations of some European economic policy events, allowing the reader to assess the explanatory value of competing approaches.