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Corporate Europe: How Big Business Sets Policies on Food, Climate and War

David Cronin

Corporate Europe: How Big Business Sets Policies on Food, Climate and War

David Cronin

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216 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745333328 Published August 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745333335 Published August 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

During the chaos of the eurozone crisis, few mainstream commentators have stopped to question the purpose of the European Union itself, and whose interests it serves. Corporate Europe goes beyond the divisions between nation-states, focusing instead on the division between the corporate elite and the peoples of Europe.

David Cronin spent a year investigating the privileged access that big business enjoys in Brussels. In this book, he reveals how the EU’s policies on health, climate change, armaments and food safety have been tailored to please an unaccountable elite. Making extensive use of previously unpublished documents, he explores how ideologically blinkered lobbyists have seized on the financial crisis of recent years to entrench the casino capitalism that caused the crisis in the first place.

What emerges is a powerful exposé of how vested interests in the EU have manipulated opportunities to introduce ideologically-driven reforms.

Contents

Acknowledgements
A short guide to the European Union
List of acronyms
Introduction
1. Wrecking the welfare state
2. Bombarded by bankers
3. War is good for business
4. How we live and diet
5. Smoke and mirrors
6. Cheating on climate
7. The malign legacy of Peter Mandelson
Conclusion: Taking Europe back
Notes
Index

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