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Entering the Path of Transformation in Europe: The Federal Legacy of the Schuman Declaration

Burgess, Michael (2011) Entering the Path of Transformation in Europe: The Federal Legacy of the Schuman Declaration. French Politics, Culture & Society, 29 (2). pp. 4-18. ISSN 1558-5271. (doi:10.3167/fpcs.2011.290202) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The purpose of the article is to establish and assess the significance of the federal legacy of the Schuman Declaration (9 May 1950) in the evolution of postwar European integration. To this end it provides a sharp focus upon the political strategy of Jean Monnet and his active role in promoting the cause of a federal Europe. His approach to the building of Europe is outlined and its direct relationship to the Schuman Declaration, which he wrote, is explored. Monnet's conception of Europe is confirmed as federal and the author draws upon the theoretical concepts of supranationalism and intergovernmentalism in order to demonstrate precisely how Europe's first construction, the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) created in 1951, was illustrative of a distinctly new and unprecedented form of European integration. The conclusion confirms this to be incremental federalization.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.3167/fpcs.2011.290202
Additional information: number of additional authors: 0;
Uncontrolled keywords: EUROPEAN INTEGRATION; FEDERALISM; INTERGOVERNMENTALISM; JEAN MONNET; SUPRANATIONALISM
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Centre for Federal Studies
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40258 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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