Compound republics as viable political systems : a comparison of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation and the European Union

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dc.contributor.author HALDÉN, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-17T13:47:08Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-17T13:47:08Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Florence, European University Institute, 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/6344
dc.description Defence date: 28 July 2006
dc.description Examining board: Prof. Friedrich Kratochwil, European University Institute (Supervisor) ; Prof. Jaap Dronkers, European University Institute ; Prof. Jens Bartelson, University of Copenhagen ; Prof. Richard Little, University of Bristol
dc.description.abstract The way the sovereign state is taken for granted in political theory prevents an explanation of historical and contemporary organizations and phenomena different from this ideal type. Peter Haldén bypasses the state and the problems it causes by constructing an understanding of politics and a research model based on classical and early modern republican political theory. This enables historical analysis without anachronism and a new interpretation of the European Union. By comparing the EU with the Holy Roman Empire (1648-1763) and the antebellum United States (1776-1865), he explains that the EU's international weakness is a result of its strength as a security system that stabilizes Europe. The author argues that continued American support and embedding in NATO is necessary in order for the EU to act on the world stage and to stabilize Europe in the long run. Through these theoretical innovations, he explores alternatives to state-building in the Third World.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI PhD theses en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Department of Political and Social Sciences en
dc.subject.lcsh State, The
dc.subject.lcsh State, The -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Republicanism -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Republicanism -- History -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Political stability -- History
dc.subject.lcsh Political stability -- History -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Holy Roman Empire -- History -- 1648-1804
dc.subject.lcsh Holy Roman Empire -- History -- 1648-1804
dc.subject.lcsh United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1865
dc.subject.lcsh European Union -- History
dc.title Compound republics as viable political systems : a comparison of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation and the European Union en
dc.type Thesis en
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