International Relations Theory and European Integration

  title={International Relations Theory and European Integration},
  author={Mark A. Pollack},
  journal={Journal of Common Market Studies},
The explicit effort to theorize about the process of European integration began within the field of international relations (IR), where neofunctionalism and intergovernmentalism long remained the dominant schools of thought. With the relaunching of the integration process in the 1980s and 1990s, however, IR scholars have begun to approach the study of the European Union using more general, and generalizable, theoretical approaches. This article examines the recent debate among realists… Expand

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