Chapter

Interacting States

Bruno Jobert

in From the Nation State to Europe

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780199244034
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599897 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199244030.003.0011
 Interacting States

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The purpose of this chapter is to trace the passage from earlier assumptions about the withdrawal of the state to the complex processes for reordering the public domain that characterize the EU today. To this end, it argues for a structural approach to public regulation. It rejects the argument of systematic erosion of the state function and, in its place, puts forward that of the emergence of a state that is not so much sovereign as open to negotiation, working within an international system where credible economic norms are produced within a polycentric continental entity.

Keywords: EU; public regulation

Chapter.  8719 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: European Union

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