European Union countries -- Economic forecasting -- Effect of expansion on, European Union countries -- Economic policy, European Union countries -- Economic integration
Using a power transition perspective, this presentation analyzes the regional and global implications of different enlargement formulations of the European Union (EU) during the first half of the 21st century. First, it assesses the consequences of expanded EU membership with varying enlargement scenarios on global power distributions and considers the EU's position in the new world order. Next, it examines EU's external economic and security relations and considers how they might be affected by future enlargement of the Union.
“Unexpected Implications of an Expanding European Union” (with Brian Efird and Peter Noordijk), paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Studies Association, Chicago, February 28 – March 3, 2007.