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Power’s Elasticity: An exploratory study of the European Union’s virtualization in contemporary international relations.

Aulizio, Federico LU (2020) STVM23 20201
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
Recent public opinion research and elite deliberation has established a particular interest in galvanizing an EU army to better enforce a sense of integration, stability and strengthin the Union. This article proposes an alternative mechanism, privileging Richard Rosecrance’s concept of the ‘virtual state’ as anequally important and worthyfactor contributing to all those aspects. The fourdefining features of the virtual stateare: 1) the service sector as the industrial base; 2) dependence on international flows, over stockpiling; 3) most of its production moved abroad4) creative national capacity.The paper converts Rosecrance’s predictions and theoretical concepts into testable assumptions, reassessingand buildingupon them in the process... (More)
Recent public opinion research and elite deliberation has established a particular interest in galvanizing an EU army to better enforce a sense of integration, stability and strengthin the Union. This article proposes an alternative mechanism, privileging Richard Rosecrance’s concept of the ‘virtual state’ as anequally important and worthyfactor contributing to all those aspects. The fourdefining features of the virtual stateare: 1) the service sector as the industrial base; 2) dependence on international flows, over stockpiling; 3) most of its production moved abroad4) creative national capacity.The paper converts Rosecrance’s predictions and theoretical concepts into testable assumptions, reassessingand buildingupon them in the process to fit the contemporary political economy and international relations.Using data from the World Bank and other sources, the thesis provides evidence fora positive trajectory towards virtualization within the European model, more so than other countries, although not completely attained. The thesisalso suggests institutional dissonanceas a possible challenge to EU’s virtualization, understood ascertain contradictory beliefs or nuances within the EU’s multi-level governance that make implementation of a solution to certain problems harder. The thesis also investigates a far-reaching relationship between multilateralism and theprocess of virtualization. (Less)
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author
Aulizio, Federico LU
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organization
course
STVM23 20201
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
globalization, power, development, EU, human capital, trust
language
English
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9009597
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2020-08-14 12:26:48
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  abstract     = {Recent public opinion research and elite deliberation has established a particular interest in galvanizing an EU army to better enforce a sense of integration, stability and strengthin the Union. This article proposes an alternative mechanism, privileging Richard Rosecrance’s concept of the ‘virtual state’ as anequally important and worthyfactor contributing to all those aspects. The fourdefining features of the virtual stateare: 1) the service sector as the industrial base; 2) dependence on international flows, over stockpiling; 3) most of its production moved abroad4) creative national capacity.The paper converts Rosecrance’s predictions and theoretical concepts into testable assumptions, reassessingand buildingupon them in the process to fit the contemporary political economy and international relations.Using data from the World Bank and other sources, the thesis provides evidence fora positive trajectory towards virtualization within the European model, more so than other countries, although not completely attained. The thesisalso suggests institutional dissonanceas a possible challenge to EU’s virtualization, understood ascertain contradictory beliefs or nuances within the EU’s multi-level governance that make implementation of a solution to certain problems harder. The thesis also investigates a far-reaching relationship between multilateralism and theprocess of virtualization.},
  author       = {Aulizio, Federico},
  keyword      = {globalization,power,development,EU,human capital,trust},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Power’s Elasticity: An exploratory study of the European Union’s virtualization in contemporary international relations.},
  year         = {2020},
}