Theories of Supranationalism in the EU

Journal of Law in Society, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 83-113, 2007

26 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2007

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Rafael Leal-Arcas

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

Abstract

Supranationalism has been a topic of analysis from various points of view when trying to understand the process of European integration. This article aims at presenting the major theories of supranationalism when discussing the ongoing process of European integration. Three main theories are examined: 1) normative versus decisional supranationalism; 2) theories of partial integration, and 3) legal theories of economic integration (such as the neo-liberal economic policy, the European Community (EC) as a special-purpose association of functional integration, as well as the theory of the supranational and intergovernmental dual structure of the EC).

Keywords: supranationalism, EU

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Leal-Arcas, Rafael, Theories of Supranationalism in the EU. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=995748

Rafael Leal-Arcas (Contact Author)

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law ( email )

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