European Security in Integration Theory

Contested Boundaries

  • Kamil Zwolski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-215

About this book


This book examines federalism and functionalism – two fundamental, yet largely forgotten, theories of international integration. Following the recent outbreak of the war in Ukraine, policy practitioners and scholars have been in search of a deeper understanding of the likely causes of the conflict and its consequences for the European security architecture. Various theories have been deployed to this end, but international and European integration theory remains conspicuously absent. The author shows how the core tenets of integration theories developed after World War I, particularly how they viewed territoriality and geopolitical boundaries, remain as relevant today as they were almost 100 years ago. 

Kamil Zwolski is Associate Professor in International Politics at the University of Southampton, UK.


Functionalism Neofunctionalism International Federalism European Federalism International Integration European Integration Territoriality Geopolitical Boundaries Europe-Russia Relations Pan-European Union Pan-European Security Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi Ernst Bernard Haas David Mitrany Schuman Declaration European Security Governance CBRN Proliferation CBRN Centres of Excellence War in Ukraine Jean Monnet

Authors and affiliations

  • Kamil Zwolski
    • 1
  1. 1.Politics and International RelationsUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom

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