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By Arne Niemann

Explaining results of decision-making on the eu point has occupied students because the past due Fifties, but analysts proceed to disagree at the most vital elements within the approach. during this booklet, which was once initially released in 2006, Arne Niemann examines the interaction of the supranational, governmental and non-governmental actors keen on european integration, besides the impact of family, supranational and foreign constructions. The ebook restates and develops neofunctionalism as an strategy for explaining judgements within the ecu Union and assesses the usefulness of the revised neofunctionalist framework on 3 case reviews: the emergence and improvement of the PHARE programme, the reform of the typical advertisement coverage, and the communitarisation of visa, asylum and immigration coverage. Niemann argues that this vintage conception should be transformed in this sort of approach as to attract on a much broader theoretical repertoire and that many micro-level techniques can sensibly be accommodated inside his better neofunctionalist framework.

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Hoffmann (1995) [1964]; Webb (1983); George (1991). Hoffmann (1995 [1964]: 84). 63 Cf. Schmitter (1996a: 13). g. Haas (1968: preface). 65 Haas (1976: 208). Theoretical Framework and Research Design 23 Finally, neofunctionalism has been justifiably criticised for its inadequate account of domestic political processes and structures. 67 Lindberg himself admitted this failure. Together with Scheingold, he pointed out that neofunctionalism describes domestic processes, but says little about basic causes of variation in national demands for integration.

Hoffmann (1995) [1964]; Webb (1983); George (1991). Hoffmann (1995 [1964]: 84). 63 Cf. Schmitter (1996a: 13). g. Haas (1968: preface). 65 Haas (1976: 208). Theoretical Framework and Research Design 23 Finally, neofunctionalism has been justifiably criticised for its inadequate account of domestic political processes and structures. 67 Lindberg himself admitted this failure. Together with Scheingold, he pointed out that neofunctionalism describes domestic processes, but says little about basic causes of variation in national demands for integration.

Tranholm-Mikkelsen (1991: 5). 37 Cf. Haas (1961: 369ff); Haas (1964a: 75ff). Lindberg (1963: 71). 39 Cf. Tranholm-Mikkelsen (1991: 6). 20 Explaining Decisions in the European Union Criticisms Neofunctionalism is probably the most heavily criticised integration theory. 43 It is important to note, however, that a number of criticisms levelled against neofunctionalism misrepresent its claims, distort its arguments or interpret the theory selectively and narrowly. Therefore, some of the critiques of neofunctionalist theory are not, or not entirely, justified.

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