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
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
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