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Beyond the Regulatory Polity?: The European Integration of Core State Powers

Philipp Genschel and Markus Jachtenfuchs


Most EU-scholars conceive of the EU as a multilevel polity with strong powers to regulate economic policy externalities among the member states but little power to intervene in, let alone assume, core functions of sovereign government (‘core state powers’) such as foreign and defence policy, public finance, public administration, and the maintenance of law and order. This book challenges this view. Based on a systematic comparison of integration processes in military security, fiscal policy, and public administration, it finds steady progress in the integration of core state powers, although w ... More

Keywords: European integration, core state powers, regulation, capacity building, federalism, multilevel governance, integration theory

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199662821
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662821.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philipp Genschel, editor
Professor of Political Science, Jacobs University Bremen

Markus Jachtenfuchs, editor
Professor of European and Global Governance, Hertie School of Governance

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Part I Military Security

3 Military Integration in Europe

Frédéric Mérand, and Kathleen Angers

Part II Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Part III Public Administration

Part IV Cross-cutting Perspectives

10 Differentiated Integration of Core State Powers

Berthold Rittberger, Dirk Leuffen, and Frank Schimmelfennig

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