Neo-functionalism as a theory of disintegration
Title: Neo-functionalism as a theory of disintegration
Citation: Chinese political science review, 2016, Vol. 1, No. 1
ISSN: 2365-4244; 2365-4252
In this article, we exploit neo-functionalism as a conceptual and theoretical instrument that helps understand the current crisis and its future consequences. We formulate a series of suppositions and hypotheses, which we evaluate using existing data sources and related research. Our empirical analysis produces a mixed picture: though reality seems to conform with some neo-functionalist expectations, it contradicts some others. The latter disproven results, however, also suggest that there might be some corresponding increase in the likelihood that the EU could disintegrate.
Published online: 3 March 2016
Type of Access: openAccess