Arguing convincingly that mainstream theory lacks the tools to adequately explain European integration, this challenging book
draws upon critical political economic theory to develop a more comprehensive and consistent analysis of the processes of
integration. Although not claiming that states have ceded their role as "masters of the treaties," the contributors develop
innovative case studies of national and transnational processes to illustrate the salience of trans-European business networks
and the primacy of neoliberalism as central organizing concepts of the post-Maastricht European project.