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Transnational networks in regional integration: governing Europe 1945-83

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This book analyzes and discusses the role of networks in European integration governance during the formative period of the present-day European Union, from a long-term historical perspective. Most social scientists assume that at the European level, networks and governance were new phenomena of the 1980s which grew on the alleged 'hollowing out' of the nation-state since the 1970s. However, the contributors to this volume use newly available sources to discuss various types of networks, demonstrating how they influenced constitutional choices and policy decisions from the end of World War II through to the major transformations of the 1980s. This book analyzes and discusses the role of networks in European integration governance during the formative period of the present-day European Union, from a long-term historical perspective. Most social scientists assume that at the European level, networks and governance were new phenomena of the 1980s which grew on the alleged 'hollowing out' of the nation-state since the 1970s. However, the contributors to this volume use newly available sources to discuss various types of networks, demonstrating how they influenced constitutional choices and policy decisions from the end of World War II through to the major transformations of the 1980s, with major repercussions for the present-day European Union.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)9780230241695
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2010

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