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By Yves Meny, Pierre Muller, Jean-Louis Quermonne

ISBN-10: 0203439767

ISBN-13: 9780203439760

ISBN-10: 0415144108

ISBN-13: 9780415144100

Examines policy-making at EU-level; explores how 3 significant geographical regions have tailored their coverage approaches and associations to the eu problem; and makes a speciality of the impression of the ecu on commercial, festival and social rules.

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Heretofore, the portemanteau term for this has been ‘federation’. 3 THE EXPLOITATION OF IDEAL TYPES In order to provoke discussion, I propose to resort to the creation of ideal types, rather than attempt to piece together constructive types from existing efforts at state-building or regional integration. Moreover, I will give the results of this deductive exercise neo-Latin appellations—the better to remind the reader of the novel arrangements they represent. 1 is that all forms of modern politics are rooted in representation.

447–66, where it is found, even after the signing of the Single European Act, that ‘the weight of evidence tends to lie on the side of [European integration’s having] strengthened states’ (p. 461). 2 And in the nation state model these domains are supposed to be coterminous, with a distinct and unique national identity based on a common language, culture, descent group or ‘community of fate’ [Schicksalsgemeinschaft]. 3 From this perspective the British allergy to the ‘F word’, which seems so ridiculous to a North American or German, is well founded.

A reversion to national political autonomy, economic autarchy and/or regional insecurity within the previous state compartments is not viable and probably would not be tolerated by the citizenries. In other words, the race between the nation state and some form of supranational authority may be over, but we are not sure what the attributes of the winner will be. Until we are, it will be very difficult to predict who the actors in European policy-making will be and by what processes they will be able to make binding and legitimate public decisions.

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