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dc.contributor.advisorStone, Normanen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaszlo-Herbert, Marken_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-01T10:56:29Z
dc.date.available2016-07-01T10:56:29Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/29246
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.description.abstractToday we witness something unprecedented in European history: sovereign states delegate a great deal of their sovereignty to international and supranational bodies – and this happens peacefully, with no wars, seemingly voluntarily. At the same time, centrifugal forces obstruct the 'unification' of Europe. Theories of international relations which are invoked to explain these processes tell us very little about why the countries of Europe want or do not want to 'get closer' to each other. What is it then, what explains best the creation of an 'ever closer union', paralleled by an increasing willingness of others to leave that same Union'? The present study asserts that it is history, and not this or that theory, that explains European politics at the threshold of the third millennium. It tells what the concept of Europe means today, what sort of a Europe is likely to emerge if the project of a larger and deeper European Union will be pursued, and finally, it tells why the European Union is bound to collapse if regulation rather than deregulation will characterize it in the years to come.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityLaszlo-Herbert, Marken_US
dc.format.extent80 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subject.lccD2009 .L37 2001en_US
dc.titleEuropean politics at the beginning of the 21st century : Do theories of international relations explain current European politics?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidBILKUTUPB057471


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