EU midterm3

EU midterm3 - Harder 1 Dan Harder POL 263: European Po lit...

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Harder 1 Dan Harder POL 263: European Politics Dr. Marc O’Reilly 3 March 2008 Question III: Intergovernmental vs. Supranational Throughout the history of European integration has been perceived as a contest between two fundamentally different strategies for collaboration in Europe: intergovernmentalism and supranationalism. Questions one should ask is should political authority be vested in the member states and the Council of Ministers or should supranational institutions like the European Commission and the European Parliament are strengthened? But what do the theories of intergovernmentalism and supranationalism mean? As stated in class, intergovernmentalism is the phenomenon by which decisions are reached as a result of negotiations between and among the institutions within the EU. McCormick states that supranationalism emphasizes the common good or goals within the EU, as opposed to the separate interests of each member state. There is also the theory of the EU being a hybrid of both, focused mainly on the
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