Previous Chapter Chapter 6: The European Union as a Polity (I) Next Chapter

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

The European Union as a Polity (I)
The European Union as a polity (I)
Introduction

Since the work of Max Weber and others at the start of the twentieth century, it was almost universally accepted that politics and government could only take place within a ‘state’: a hierarchical political organization, with the sovereign power to make and enforce decisions on a (preferably) homogenous society. A century later, these ideas now seem rather quaint! The Weberian state largely existed in a particular geographic region of the world (the far western periphery of the Eurasian continent) and in a rather short period of human history (from the seventeenth to the mid-twentieth centuries). And, with the global devolution of power to regions, localities and non-state organizations, and the delegation of ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Login

Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website