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Can Public Choice Theory Explain EU Enlargement?


This paper 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


Public choice theory, EU enlargement, European integration, Game theory

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