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The theoretical setting

Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Michael J. Tsinisizelis, Stelios Stavridis and Kostas Ifantis

in Theory and Reform in the European Union

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780719049910
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700242 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719049910.003.0001
The theoretical setting

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This chapter takes a look at EU theorising and some methodological issues surrounding the study of the regional process. It studies various theoretical approaches to European integration that were developed during the formative years of the process and up to the late 1970s, and also addresses the difficulty surrounding the issue of defining the regional system and the origins of political unions.

Keywords: EU theorising; methodological issues; regional process; theoretical approaches; European integration; regional system; political unions

Chapter.  19355 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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