Sovereignty and European Integration: Towards a post-Hobbesian order
Title: Sovereignty and European Integration: Towards a post-Hobbesian order
Author: WIND, Marlene
Publisher: Basingstoke/New York, Palgrave Macmillan
Citation: Basingstoke/New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2001
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.
Initial version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/5435
Version: Published version of EUI PhD thesis, 1999