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The European idea of a supranational union of peace


  • Éva Bóka

    () (Corvinus University of Budapest Budapest Hungary)


The notion of a supranational union of peace is an alternative idea developed by European thinkers, with the goal of reforming the European system of states, and as a response to the challenges of modernization and globalization. It represents a union of states based on the principle of subsidiarity and multilevel governance. The EU as a supranational union raises the question: How does the EU-method influence international relations? While looking for an answer to this question, this article investigates the following topics: the historical bases of the idea of a supranational union of peace; the meaning of supranationalism in the EU; the EU-model and the world; and the human rights aspects of supranationalism

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  • Éva Bóka, 2012. "The European idea of a supranational union of peace," Society and Economy, Akadémiai Kiadó, Hungary, vol. 34(3), pages 387-397, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:aka:soceco:v:34:y:2012:i:3:p:387-397

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    European integration; federalism; intergovernmentalism; multilevel governance; new regionalism; subsidiarity; supranationalism;

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