IR. theory meets European Union law: constitutional battles, sovereign choices and institutional contingencies in the legacy of the European integration process
Title: IR. theory meets European Union law: constitutional battles, sovereign choices and institutional contingencies in the legacy of the European integration process
Author: WIND, Marlene
Citation: Florence, European University Institute, 1999
Series/Number: EUI PhD theses; Department of Political and Social Sciences
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.
LC Subject Heading: European federation; Federal government -- Europe; Sovereignty
Defence date: 6 November 1999; Examining board: Bernhard Giesen (University of Giessen-Supervisor) ; Francis Snyder (EUI-Co-supervisor) ; Walter Carlsnaes (University of Uppsala) ; Thomas Risse (EUI)
Published version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/22480
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