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"Reassessing Regimes: the International Regime Aspects of the European Community"

Breckinridge, Robert E. (1991) "Reassessing Regimes: the International Regime Aspects of the European Community". In: UNSPECIFIED, Fairfax, Virginia. (Unpublished)

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    [From the Introduction]. The theoretical study of the European Community has traditionally been undertaken according to theories of international integration. After all, the EC is the result of the economic integration or unification of sovereign nationstates, and integration theory has been developed to explain the process and end-state of such unification. More recently, however, scholars have written that integration theory is no longer useful for studying the creature into which the EC has evolved, and into which the Community is still evolving (see, for example, Pinder, 1981; Hoffman, 1982; Wallace, 1982, 1983). This development has led to an increasing amount of scholarly work on what type of institution best describes the EC, and therefore what theoretical framework best explains the EC at its current stage of development. In this paper, I will briefly describe two basic conceptualizations of what type of institution the EC is: international organization and confederation. Then I will argue that, regardless of what type of institution the EC is, there is a regime associated with it. Finally, I will outline the regime aspects of the Community.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1991 (2nd), May 22-24, 1991
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2007
    Number of Pages: 32
    Last Modified: 02 Nov 2013 22:16

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