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(p. 1) 1. Introducing the Mosaic of Integration Theory 

(p. 1) 1. Introducing the Mosaic of Integration Theory
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(p. 1) 1. Introducing the Mosaic of Integration Theory
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Thomas Diez

and Antje Wiener

DOI:
10.1093/hepl/9780199226092.003.0001
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date: 21 August 2019

This edition explores integration theory, its various approaches, and how they have developed. It consists of three parts. Part One includes approaches that explain European integration. Part Two deals with approaches that try to understand and analyse the European Union as a type of political system. Part Three focuses on more recent approaches that add a critical dimension to studying the EU. The approaches covered in this edition include federalism, neofunctionalism, liberal intergovernmentalism, the policy network approach, social constructivism, normative theory, and critical political economy approaches. This introduction makes the case for the relevance of theory when studying European integration. It also discusses the phases of theorizing European integration, along with the comparative framework that provided the guide for the chapters. It also provides an overview of the pattern of each chapter and the volume's general organization.

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