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(p. 229) 11. Conclusion 

(p. 229) 11. Conclusion
(p. 229) 11. Conclusion

Daniel Kenealy

, John Peterson

, and Richard Corbett

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date: 12 May 2021

This chapter revisits the three key themes that guide understanding of the European Union: experimentation and change, power sharing and consensus, and scope and capacity. It also reconsiders some earlier discussed leading theoretical approaches to understanding the EU: international relations approaches, comparative politics approach, sociological/cultural approach, and public policy approach. Finally, it reflects on where the EU may evolve in the years to come and describes three models or visions of how the EU should work: the intergovernmental model, the federal model, and the functional model. Intergovernmentalism denotes both a school of theory in the study of European integration and a descriptive term to describe an EU that is dominated by its member states.

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