European Integration Theory

European Integration Theory

European Integration Theory

Systematically revised and updated throughout, this ground-breaking text provides an overview of all the major approaches to European integration. Each author reflects on the development, achievements and problems of their approach, and discusses historical and current issues of European integration. The concluding chapter then comparatively assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and looks at the emerging issues.


"No single volume provides as comprehensive an overview of theories of the politics and international relations of the European Union. The book provides an up-to-date review of the field and provokes the reader by suggesting weaknesses as well as strengths of the chief approaches."--Gary Marks, University of North Carolina

"This is a unique product in the crowded field of European Integration...The book is a milestone in moving the field beyond sterile theoretical divides and towards a more holistic approach to theory-building."--Kalypso Nicolaidis, St Anthony's College, Oxford

About the Author

Antje Wiener is a Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Bath.

Thomas Diez is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham.

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