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European integration


European integration confuses citizens and scholars alike. It appears to transfer power away from national capitals towards Brussels yet a close study of the EU reveals the absence of any real leap towards supranationalism. The EU is dominated by cooperation between national representatives and national officials yet it continually appears to us as something external and separate from national political life. This book takes on these paradoxes by arguing that European integration should no longer be studied as the transcendence of states or as merely an expression of national interests. Rather, we should approach it as a process of state transformation. This transformation is from nation-state to member state. The book explores in detail the concept of member state, arguing that it provides us with the best tool for understanding the European integration process. (Résumé éditeur)
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hal-03399542 , version 1 (24-10-2021)



Christopher Bickerton. European integration: From Nation-States to Member States. Oxford University Press, pp.240, 2012, 9780199606252. ⟨hal-03399542⟩
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