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European Integration, the Problem of Complexity and the Revision of Theory.

Geyer, Robert (2003) European Integration, the Problem of Complexity and the Revision of Theory. Journal of Common Market Studies, 41 (1). pp. 15-35. ISSN 0021-9886

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    Abstract

    Recently, European integration (EI) and international relations (IR) debates have been locked into two camps: rationalists, modelling themselves on the natural sciences, and reflectivists, opposing themselves to the natural sciences. The division is based on an out-of-date view of the orderly nature of the natural sciences. Since the middle of the twentieth century a new complexity framework in the natural sciences has developed. This framework provides a new and intriguing ontological and epistemological foundation for addressing the problem of complexity and helps to explain and overcome the separation between the two poles of debate in European integration and international relations.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Common Market Studies
    Additional Information: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
    Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
    ID Code: 26195
    Deposited By: Prof. Robert Geyer
    Deposited On: 02 Apr 2009 14:49
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:30
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26195

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