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Ever Closer Union — neither a goal nor an aspiration, but a process

Donnelly, Brendan (2016) Ever Closer Union — neither a goal nor an aspiration, but a process. LSE Brexit (04 May 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

“Ever Closer Union” is frequently seen as an almost metaphysical aspiration with little political substance; or alternatively as a categorical imperative for the creation a “European Super-State”. Brendan Donnelly, who took part in the LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe on the matter, writes that instead the phrase is best thought of as neither a cloudy aspiration, nor a detailed commitment, but rather a factual description of a process enshrined in the European Treaties. This process entails incremental sharing of national sovereignties between the member states, monitored and reinforced by independent EU institutions.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 11:29
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/73179

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