Systematically revised and updated throughout, this ground-breaking text provides an overview of all the major approaches to European integration. Each author reflects on the development, achievements and problems of their approach, and discusses historical and current issues of European integration. The concluding chapter then comparatively assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and looks at the emerging issues.
This edition includes two new chapters on the political theory of European integration and critical theory.
Antje Wiener (PhD Carleton 96, MA Free University of Berlin 89) is a Professor of Politics at University of Hamburg. She has taught at the University of Bath, the Free University of Berlin, Stanford, Carleton, Hanover, Queen's Belfast and Trento. Her research interests are in International Relations Theory, Politics, European Integration Theory, Constitutionalism, and International Law. Thomas Diez is Professor of International Relations at the University of Birmingham. He has taught in Aarhus, Copenhagen, Munich and Victoria (BC). His main research interests are European Integration Theory, conflict resolution, and the role of discourse in international politics.
PART I: EXPLAINING EUROPEAN INTEGRATION; PART II: ANALYSING EUROPEAN GOVERNANCE; PART III: CONSTRUCTING THE EUROPEAN UNION