The European constitutional compromise and the neofunctionalist legacy

@article{Moravcsik2005TheEC,
  title={The European constitutional compromise and the neofunctionalist legacy},
  author={A. Moravcsik},
  journal={Journal of European Public Policy},
  year={2005},
  volume={12},
  pages={349 - 386}
}
  • A. Moravcsik
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • Journal of European Public Policy
Neofunctionalism, a framework rather than a theory, has long played an important role in EU scholarship. Yet initial versions were overly comprehensive, incompletely specified and, as a result, non-falsifiable. Once concrete claims about the history of the EU are specified more precisely, they tend to be invalid: national preferences rarely result from unintended spillover, supranational entrepreneurs are rarely decisive – findings often disguised by poor theoretical specification and selection… Expand
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