Beyond the State Model. Challenges to the State Model. Weak and Failed States
In this reaction paper I will analyse and evaluate papers written by Schmitter and Patrick.
The first issue that Schmitter deals with is dual paradox and “locking in” situation when there are high costs to exit the union because countries have invested a lot. This dual paradox can also be described as spill around – gridlock situation, not further, not back.
Second issue he touches is political organization of Union while analyzing four concepts: stato, confederatio, consortio and condominio. Unfortunately, none of this describes the EU because there should be combined components of supranational and intergovernmental cooperation. Also “constitutionalization” process that takes place in the last years changes the political organization of the EU.…
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