Sovereignty and European Integration

Towards a Post-Hobbesian Order

  • Marlene¬†Wind

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Marlene Wind
      Pages 80-82
    3. Marlene Wind
      Pages 104-122
    4. Marlene Wind
      Pages 123-157
    5. Marlene Wind
      Pages 158-188
    6. Marlene Wind
      Pages 189-193
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 194-241

About this book


From the point of departure of international relations theory it is not an easy task to come to grips with the European integration process. We are faced with a situation where some of the world's oldest and traditionally most sovereignty-loving nations have surrendered essential parts of their power to a supranational institution. In order to make sense of this the book employs a constructivist framework. Empirically it focuses on the way in which the Community has transformed from a traditional international regime, based on classical international law, to a semi-federal polity where Community law and regulations trump national law and constitutions.


Europe European Integration European integration process international relations

Authors and affiliations

  • Marlene¬†Wind
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Political ScienceCopenhagenDenmark

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