Stability without Statehood

Lessons from Europe’s History before the Sovereign State

  • Peter Haldén

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Peter Haldén
    Pages 182-198
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 199-223

About this book


This book reinterprets the EU using classical and early modern republican political theory. Bypassing the nation-state, it presents a new theory of the creation, change and demise of organizations in world politics. It also argues that the state is a problematic solution to 'state-failure' and explores alternative republican commonwealths.


Europe European Union European Union (EU) Nation organization Passing political theory politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Haldén
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Peace and Conflict ResearchUppsala UniversitySweden

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