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Can Public Choice Theory Explain EU Enlargement?


This paper applies examines the process of EU enlargement using public
choice theory. It starts by outlining the history of EU enlargement, and
continues by examining the theoretical approaches to European
integration. The third section explores the different theoretical perspectives
on enlargement, after which the fourth section explains the use of public
choice theory in international relations. The fifth section offers a cost-benefits analysis of enlargement, and the final section analyses the
functions of citizens and politicians.


Public choirce theory, EU enlargement, European integration, game theory

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