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International Relations Theory and Integration

Shawn Donnelly

in The Regimes of European Integration

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199579402
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723087 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579402.003.0004
International Relations Theory and Integration

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This chapter reviews international theories of integration and delegation, showing the added value of a liberal constructivist approach that brings contested, constructed norms into the equation. It outlines the distinction between constitutive and regulative norms at the international level, and shows how they may be built on corresponding national norms.

Keywords: constructivism; constitutive norms; regulative norms; liberal intergovernmentalism; neofunctionalism

Chapter.  11918 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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