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Assess the Value of the Principal Theories of European Integration.
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ASSESS THE VALUE OF THE PRINCIPAL THEORIES OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION.
The raise and development, after the second World War, of the institutions of economic integration in Western Europe, gave a precious opportunity for both the implementation of current theories and the development of new viewpoints.
Which theory is most appropriate to what is Europe at the moment ?
After the debate of international relations concerning the early development in the European integration, two opposed theories came into sight. First E.B Hass exposed the theory of Neofunctionalism in 1958 followed by L.N Lindberg in 1963 and then S Hoffman brought to light in 1964 and 1966 the theory of intergovernmentalism. (George/Bache p5-6 2001)
Then again other theories appeared, such as neofederalism and supranationalism. These theories can follow the idea that the EU is an intergovernmentalism or a supranationalism institution or be developed against it.
In this essay I will expose all the principal theories of European integration with the point of view of academic theorists. In a first part I will develop the theories with the idea of a centred state, in a second part the theories more for a decentralisation of the state and finally
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