The author tries to conceptualize the unification phenomena of the European continent; he begins with an attempt of terminological analysis of the word « integratio ». Starting from a dynamic sense of this term, he has elaborated the semantic infrastructure of the theorization. In the other two paragraphs of this analysis the author strives to identify the sociological general problems of the process which is under observation. This account of the principal phenomena set in action by the development of the European integration movement proposes two relations: on one hand suppression of violence-institutional compromise, on the other functional compromise-ties of solidarity. Besides, the analysis of the process of European integration enriches Deutsch's, Haas-Schmitter's and Nye's conceptual schemes by throwing into relief four essential notions: stage, degree, condition, actor. The author's conclusion is that one must acknowledge that the sociological aspects of the European integration process will have a full meaning only when it will profit by the explicative models put into shape by the specialists of inner political science and the theorists of international relations. In the meantime the author proposes, in the limits of this study, a « conceptual scheme », liable to be transformed little by little, at the price of a long and exacting labor, into a model embracing all the variables which condition the functioning of the life of the European integration.
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NONFICTION and EUROPE -- Economic integration
Reviews the book, `European Integration: Theories and Approaches,' edited by Hans J. Michelmann and Panayotis Soldatos. Contributions by the editors, Michelmann and Panayotis to European integration; Major theories of political integration; Information on the activist role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ).