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- Liberal intergovernmentalism
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- Liberal Theory and European Integration
Regional integration theory seeks to explain the establishment and development of regional international organizations. Key questions are why and under which conditions states decide to transfer political authority to regional organizations; how regional organizations expand their tasks, competencies, and members; and what impact they have on states and societies in their regions. Whereas regional integration theory started with a broad comparative regional and organizational scope in the s and s, it has since focused on European integration and the European Union. The main families of theories explaining the development of European integration—rather than decision making and policy making in the EU—are intergovernmentalism, neofunctionalism, and postfunctionalism. The key debates in regional integration theory have taken place between variants of intergovernmentalist and neofunctionalist integration theory.
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Even though differentiation has become a core feature of the EU, the grand theories have focused almost exclusively on uniform integration. In this article, we derive hypotheses about differentiated integration from liberal intergovernmentalism, neofunctionalism, and postfunctionalism. In an analysis of EU treaty making between and , we find evidence that heterogeneity of both wealth and identity, integration in the area of core state powers, and pre-existing differentiation drive differentiated integration. A comparison of the explanatory power of the grand theories shows that neo- and post-functionalism explain the differentiations that member states obtain in EU reform treaties more convincingly than liberal intergovernmentalism. A synthetic model performs best, however. The grand theories also leave noteworthy variation unexplained. Thomas Winzen.
What are the prospects and likely future direction of European integration? Will it be marked by resilience and perhaps even deepening integration among European Union EU member states, or will it encounter further instability that could lead to fragmentation and disintegration? The answers to these questions are currently unknown but are important not just for the citizens and countries of the EU but for world politics more broadly. Scholars and other observers have advanced a range of arguments to answer these questions, many of which are derived from the three mainstream theoretical paradigms of contemporary International Relations IR : realism, liberalism, and constructivism. These arguments reveal disagreement both within and across paradigms over the question of the EU's future. While it is commonly thought that realists are generally pessimistic and liberals and constructivists broadly optimistic regarding the EU's future prospects, it is possible to identify arguments derived from liberal IR theory that the EU faces possibly fatal challenges and realists who see powerful reasons for the EU to stick together, while there are constructivists who think it can go either way. There are thus six basic positions on the future of the EU derived from IR theory.
3. Liberal Intergovernmentalism
After Liberalism? It is, however, a truncated liberal theory. As a consequence, LI neglects important facets of European integration that derive from the nature of the European Union EU as a liberal community. Fundamental developments and outcomes in European integration are difficult to explain, unless the role of liberal values, norms, and identities are properly theorised. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
The European Union is facing multiple challenges. Departing from mainstream theory, this article adopts a fresh approach to understanding integration. It does so by taking two theoretical steps. The first introduces the structure—agency debate in order to make explicit the relationship between macro-structures, the institutional arrangements at European Union level and agency. The second proposes that the state of integration should be understood as the outcome of contestation between competing hegemonic projects that derive from underlying social processes and that find their primary expression in domestic politics. These two steps facilitate an analysis of the key areas of contestation in the contemporary European Union, illustrated by an exploration of the current crisis in the European Union, and open up the development of an alternative, critical, theory of integration.
Liberal Theory and European Integration
Liberal intergovernmentalism is a political theory in international relations developed by Andrew Moravcsik in to explain European integration. The theory is based upon and has further developed the intergovernmentalist theory and offers a more authentic perspective than its predecessor with its inclusion of both neo-liberal and realist aspects in its theory. Liberal intergovernmentalism was created to be a grand theory. The theory seeks to explain the broader transformation of regional integration. Liberal intergovernmentalists theorists argue that it is impossible to explain the concept of the European Union with a single factor and believe that different approaches or theories are needed to genuinely understand the complexity of the EU.
Люди на подиуме не отрываясь смотрели на экран. Агент Смит начал доклад. - По вашему приказу, директор, - говорил он, - мы провели в Севилье два дня, выслеживая мистера Энсея Танкадо.
Ей надо было выкупить билет на самолет - если найдется свободное место перед вылетом. Беккер почувствовал, как кровь отхлынула от его лица. - Куда. - В ее трахнутый Коннектикут. - Двухцветный снова хмыкнул. - Эдди места себе не находит.
И улыбнулся, едва сохраняя спокойствие. - Ты сочтешь это сумасшествием, - сказал Беккер, - но мне кажется, что у тебя есть кое-что, что мне очень. - Да? - Меган внезапно насторожилась. Беккер достал из кармана бумажник. - Конечно, я буду счастлив тебе заплатить. - И он начал отсчитывать купюры.
Сьюзан знала, что такое могло произойти только по одной причине - если бы в Следопыте завелся вирус. Вирусы были самой большой неприятностью, с которой сталкивались в своей работе программисты. Поскольку компьютеры должны были выполнять операции в абсолютно точном порядке, самая мелкая ошибка могла иметь колоссальные последствия. Простая синтаксическая ошибка - если бы, например, программист по ошибке ввел вместо точки запятую - могла обрушить всю систему. Происхождение термина вирус всегда казалось Сьюзан весьма забавным.
Liberal Theory and European Integration. Authors; Authors and affiliations. Frank Schimmelfennig.