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Published: 20 March 2008

328 Pages


ISBN: 9780199542086

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An Essay on the Authority of the European Union

Alexander Somek

  • Provides an original contribution to the theoretical debate surrounding the legitimacy of the European Union
  • Presents a powerful alternative understanding of the authority of international institutions, arguing against rational choice theory
  • Argues for a fresh understanding of European citizenship, drawing on insights from classical political philosophy