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IR. Theory Meets European Union Law. Constitutional Battles, Sovereign Choices & Institutional Contingencies in the Legacy of the European Integration Process

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From the point of departure of international relations theory it is not an easy task to come to grips with the European integration process. We are faced with a situation where some of the world's oldest and traditionally most sovereignty-loving nations have surrendered essential parts of their power to a supranational institution. In order to make sense of this the book employs a constructivist framework. Empirically it focuses on the way in which the Community has transformed from a traditional international regime, based on classical international law, to a semi-federal polity where Community law and regulations trump national law and constitutions.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedFirenze
ForlagDep. of Political and Social Science, European University Institute
Antal sider382
StatusUdgivet - 1998
NavnEUI PhD theses; Department of Political and Social Sciences

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