Neofunctionalism, European identity, and the puzzles of European integration

  title={Neofunctionalism, European identity, and the puzzles of European integration},
  author={Thomas Risse},
  journal={Journal of European Public Policy},
  pages={291 - 309}
  • T. Risse
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of European Public Policy
Abstract This article concentrates on the relationship between neofunctionalist reasoning and the study of collective identities. Recent research confirms what Ernst B. Haas already knew in 1958, namely, that transferring loyalty to Europe and the EU is possible without giving up one's national (or regional or local or gender) identities. But preliminary results challenge the assumption that the transfer of loyalties on to the European level simply followed from the material benefits received… 

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