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Regional Integration and the Neo‑functionalist Model: The Brexit Narrative

Aje, O. O. and Chidozie, Felix (2018) Regional Integration and the Neo‑functionalist Model: The Brexit Narrative. Chinese Political Science Review.

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The socio-economic and political advantages derived as benefits of the integrative project have been the justification for most integrative initiatives. This has also made regional integration a major phenomenon in international relations, both as a field of study and as a sphere of actual relation. Many theories are paraded in scholarly circles explaining the rationale and process of the integrative project. However, little attention is paid to the fact that, on the continuum of integration, retrogression and disengagement is possible as social realities unfold. Using archival research method, the work examines the relevance of the neo-functional model in explaining recent trends on integration, using Brexit as a case study. It contends that the neo-functionalist model still holds analytical purchase in approximating contemporary trends of integration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brexit · Neo-functionalism · Regional integration ·Regional disintegration · Spill-over · Spill-back
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2021 12:57
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 12:57

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