From Nation-States to Member States
Chris J. Bickerton
This book takes a fresh approach to the complex topic of European integration. Rather than viewing it as a transfer of power away from national capitals, the author argues it's a process of state transformation from nation-state to member state. This concept provides the best tool for understanding the integration process, as member states differ from traditional nation-states in several ways. The book explores these differences, delves into the theory and history of member statehood, and applies it to two EU policy areas.
First Published in 2012