Some consequences for Europe

In this chapter, we will use the concepts developed in chapter III to study some of the processes relevant to the contemporary development of Europe within the world system. The main concepts utilised are that of the Empire without Emperor (EwE) systemic cycle of accumulation of capital (SCA), that is, the stateless hegemony we proposed above, together with the related internalisation of the core-periphery structure, that leads to a superposition of a new, non-geographic, core-periphery structure to the old geographic one.


IV Some consequences for Europe – Contents

IV.1 Introduction

IV.2 The European Union: some aspects

IV.3 Nationalisms, nation-states, and Europe

IV.4 The new antisystemic movements

IV.5 Democracy in Europe

IV.6 Defence and security issues in Europe

IV.7 Conclusions