Fully revised and updated throughout, Theorizing European Integration 2nd edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical study of European integration. Combining perspectives from international relations, comparative politics and social and political theory, Dimitris N. Chryssochoou offers a complete overview of the many competing approaches that have sought to capture and explain the evolving political nature of the European Union (EU) and its qualitative transition from a union of states to a polity in its own right.
Contemporary issues, themes and theories addressed include:
- the different uses and current state of EU theorizing
- statecentric accounts of integration and their critics
- new normative challenges to the study of the EU
- the political dynamics of European treaty reform
- new forms of democracy, citizenship and governance
- the limits and possibilities of EU constitutionalism
- interdisciplinary understandings of EU polityhood
- the introduction of a theory of organized synarchy
- the transformations of state sovereignty in late modern Europe.