The European Union: A Dynamic Complex System of Clubs Comprised by Countries Performing a Variety of Capitalism

Anita Pelle , Andras London , Éva Kuruczleki


The EU can be regarded as a club where integration is the main club good. For decades, club convergence applied; however, currently there is insufficient level of convergence. The club theory approach becomes increasingly significant with Brexit and the remaining EU-27 heading towards a multi-speed Europe. Overall, the economy of the EU constructs a complex system implying the existence of sub-systems: clubs within the club. Dynamism is an inherent feature of the system. There are outside effects as well as factors influencing the system from inside, many of the latter rooting in the various capitalism models of the member states. In this work we analyse how the varieties of capitalism is related to convergence and complexity in the EU. In this context, the EU is an entity interpreted as a dynamic complex system of clubs comprised by countries performing a variety of capitalism.
Author Anita Pelle - University of Szeged, Hungary
Anita Pelle,,
, Andras London (WIiGE / KBO)
Andras London,,
- Department of Operations Research
, Éva Kuruczleki - University of Szeged, Hungary
Éva Kuruczleki,,
Journal seriesThe Forum for Social Economics, ISSN 0736-0932, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Nofirst online
Publication size in sheets1.1
Keywords in EnglishEuropean Union, club theory, convergence, complex systems, varieties of capitalism
ASJC Classification2002 Economics and Econometrics; 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 30-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.844
Citation count*3 (2020-09-16)
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UwagiPublished online: 09 April 2019
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