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Restructuring Europe: Centre Formation, System Building, and Political Structuring between the Nation State and the European Union

Stefano Bartolini


This study focuses on the historical configuration of territorial borders and functional boundaries of the European nation states, and interprets integration as a process of transcendence, redefinition, and shift of those same boundaries that alters the nature of the nation states’ domestic political structures. The core of the argument concerns the relationship between the institutional design of the new Brussels centre, the boundary redefinitions that result from its political production, and the consequences of both these processes on the established national and emerging European political ... More

Keywords: European Union, integration, nation state, centre formation, political production, structuring, system building, political exchanges

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199286430
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199286434.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefano Bartolini, author
Professor of Political Science, University of Bologna
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