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Published in: Studies in Comparative International Development 2/2018

18-04-2018

Governing Market Integration and Development—Lessons from Europe’s Eastern and Southern Peripheries: Introduction to the Special Issue

Authors: Laszlo Bruszt, Visnja Vukov

Published in: Studies in Comparative International Development | Issue 2/2018

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This introduction offers a common analytical framework for the papers in the special issue that explore the economic and political crises of the EU from the perspective of the governance problems of market integration. These crises, we argue, can all be linked to the deficiencies in the management of the developmental consequences of market integration among economies at different levels of development. The deeper is economic integration and the more diverse are the starting endowments of participating actors, the less predictable are the developmental effects of integration, and the larger is the need for mechanisms that could help to anticipate and manage them in time. While economic integration offers new developmental opportunities for the less developed economies, the capacities of both national and supranational public actors to manage the developmental problems in Europe are inadequate. Weak EU capacities to get in sync the requirements of deepening economic integration and to manage its developmental consequences, we argue, can be attributed to the asymmetry of the European polity, where policymakers whose primary accountability lies at the national level govern the transnational market. Actors in charge of governing the common market have strong incentives to externalize the developmental consequences of integration, and they have limited room for making the common market a common good.
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Complete contracts represent agreements that aim to specify behaviors for the contracting parties in a way that would cover every contingency. Incomplete contracts, on the other hand, delineate general principles but leave terms to be specified at a later stage because of procedural and strategic uncertainty (Cooley and Spruyt 2009). Given that in international relations actors often cannot foresee or describe every possible contingency that may arise, or they might have strategic reasons for not specifying terms in advance, an incomplete contract is more likely to be initially accepted than a complete contract. This means that states will either defer the negotiation of more intricate details to a later stage or defer the management of future contingencies and distributional asymmetries to supranational governance institutions.
 
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Metadata
Title
Governing Market Integration and Development—Lessons from Europe’s Eastern and Southern Peripheries: Introduction to the Special Issue
Authors
Laszlo Bruszt
Visnja Vukov
Publication date
18-04-2018
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Studies in Comparative International Development / Issue 2/2018
Print ISSN: 0039-3606
Electronic ISSN: 1936-6167
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12116-018-9264-3

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