Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

2nd Annual

Marston Lecture

in Geography

The Integration Struggle in Europe:
Geographical Considerations

Alexander B. Murphy

Professor of Geography
University of Oregon

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
4–5 p.m.
Johnson Hall 102

Reception 3-4 p.m., CEOAS Admin

The post-World War II drive toward European integration was rooted in economic and political geographic circumstances that shaped the character and the ambition of the integration process. Despite its potentially radical nature, the integration project has been undermined by a combination of changing circumstances and an inability to free itself from the political-territorial logic of the traditional European state system. An exploration of the role geographic arrangements and understandings have played in the integration process provides insights into the challenges Europe is facing in the wake of its financial crisis and the Brexit vote; it also demonstrates the importance of bringing a geographical perspective to bear on changes buffeting the global political-territorial order.

Sponsored by the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Alexander B. Murphy

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