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3/19/08 Supranational: Larger (Int’l Org) grouping to which state authority/nat’l identity are voluntarily subordinated Political Integration: process by which supranat’l take over national identities - Idealist: “World Community” Supranational Int’l Actor |^| |^| Intergovernmental Forum Functionalism: Different functions brought together greater interdependence Technocratic: Functionalism for specific tasks- experts in a particular field Problem: EU has become more interdependent, but also more political NeoFunctionalism: “Spill Over Theory”: Interdependence more cooperation Confederalism | Federalism EU: Citizens only elect State | US system: Citizens elect state who elect IO officials | AND Nat’l officials - EU Treaty Timeline on Blackboard (1952-2007) –
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Unformatted text preview: Structure European Council: Meetings between elected heads of states o Represent interests of home state o Most general level of authority-Forum-Broad Policy Decisions-Common Foreign Policy European Commission: Cabinet positions appointed by home states (do grunt work)-Initiation (Drafting/Submitting EU Laws)-Implementation (of said laws)-Finance Management-Voice (of the EU to the outside world) Council of Ministers-Comprised of foreign ministers from each of the member states-Focus on national interests of home country-Policy-making role Parliament-Represents individual citizens-Supervisory, but weak European Court of Justice-Issues: Democratic deficiet-Common Foreign/Sec Policy...
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