Integration and Sovereignty : A Historical Analysis of the State in the European Integration Process from ECSC to EU

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Title: Integration and Sovereignty : A Historical Analysis of the State in the European Integration Process from ECSC to EU
Author: Fitzpatrick, Edvin Hugh
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science
Date: 2000-03-01
Language: en
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/10384
Thesis level: master's thesis
Abstract: This thesis proposes a historical analysis of the state in the European Community (EC) integration process. It deals with theories of integration and sovereignty, analysing the interaction of national governments and the supranational framework of the EU. It proposes that the EC integration process is without precedent in modem European history and fundamentally affects the way that states act as sovereign units. It argues that states largely control the integration process, although this is mitigated by the fact that the integration process also has its own dynamic. The historical analysis in this thesis is partly chronological dealing first with early integration and working through to the contemporary period. It is also partly thematic dealing with the various themes; economic, political and legal that have shaped the process. Finally the analysis in this thesis is based on a consideration of the many academic debates which have marked every period of the integration process.
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Subject: European Union - member states
sovereignity - states - Europe
political integration - Europe
Euroopan unioni - jäsenvaltiot
suvereniteetti - valtiot - Eurooppa
poliittinen integraatio - vaikutukset - Eurooppa


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