Rosamond (politics, international studies, University of Warwick, UK) analyzes the main conceptual and theoretical discussions generated by the study of the European Union. He offers detailed appraisals of classical and contemporary theories of integration, from early theories of functionalism, federalism, and transactionalism through debates between intergovernmentalists and neofunctionalists, to the contemporary work of institutionalists and constructivists. He shows that evaluation of theories is not possible without an understanding of the intellectual contexts within which theories arise. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
...an extremely insightful volume about the development of integration theory.