Globalisation and European Integration offers a new perspective on integration in the global context. It demonstrates constructive engagement between the Critical political economy frameworks used to investigate the relationship between globalisation, regional integration and the nation-state, with special reference to the European Union. The book offers both empirical and theoretical analyses of social integration, supranationality and global competition. It focuses on particular policy areas from historical materialist, regulation and poststructuralist perspectives. It shows regional integration as a part of global processes of social change, and examines the potential for transformation in light of the global economic crisis. Globalisation and European Integration will be of interest to scholars of globalization, political economy, international relations, and European Union politics.