Neofunctionalism and After Collected Readings (Twentieth Century Social Theory) by Jeffrey C. Alexander

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  • Social theory,
  • Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,
  • Sociology,
  • Parsons, Talcott,,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Sociology - Social Theory,
  • PARSONS, TALCOTT, 1902-1979,
  • SOCIOLOGY_PHILOSOPHY,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Functionalism (Social sciences),
  • 1902-,
  • Functionalism (Social sciences,
  • Philosophy

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Number of Pages256
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Open LibraryOL8602496M
ISBN 101557866309
ISBN 109781557866301

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Neofunctionalism and After brings together for the first time in one volume all of Alexander's writings on neofunctionalism, the present volume also contains two chapters written especially for this publication.

The first, "From Functionalism to Neofunctionalism: Creating a Position in the Field of Social Theory," is an autobiographical reconstruction of the origins of this by: Neofunctionalism and After book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. One of America's leading sociological theorists, Alexander coin 3/5.

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The New Theoretical Movement. Action, Culture and Civil Society. "Neofunctionalism and After" brings together for the first time in one volume all of Alexander's writings on neofunctionalism, the present volume also contains two chapters written especially for this publication.

The first, "From Functionalism to Neofunctionalism: Creating a Position in the Field of Social Theory", is an autobiographical reconstruction of the origins of this movement.

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Inventory No: Discounts available on orders of. The book restates and develops neofunctionalism as an approach for explaining decisions in the European Union and assesses the usefulness of the revised neofunctionalist framework on three case. As ‘intellectuals surveyed the ruins of Europe after two world wars,’ (Weigall and Stirk: 20), many, such as the European Union of Federalists, believed that the maintenance of a realist state system of individual nation states would inevitably lead to the kind of nationalist politics which had been responsible for two world wars.

Neofunctionalism and After by Jeffrey C. Alexander,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.3/5(2). Shortly before the publication of Haas’ seminal book, The Uniting of Europe, inAnd, neofunctionalism was not only an analytical framework. It was also a normative.

Neofunctionalism describes and explains the process of regional integration with reference to how causal factors interact with one another. According to Ernst Haas integration was the process whereby political actors in several distinct national settings are persuaded to shift their loyalties and activities towards a new center whose.

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Neofunctionalism and After is a suble, thoughtful introduction to modern sociology, and in a period of nationalist rivalry, provides a global bridge between the European and North American traditions." Bryan S. Turner, Deakin University, Australia. Part III: After Neofunctionalism: Its Contribution to Theory Creation Today.

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cbe3a chyna doll. After discussing the evolution of the European asylum system through the theoretical lens of neofunctionalism, the chapter critiques the theory from four angles: its dismissal of intergovernmentalism, its lack of hermeneutic insight, its inability to capture structural power and its tendency towards performativity.

work since the beginning of this century, when Alexander called for a “strong program” by Jeffrey Alexander, especially after his rupture with neofunctionalism.

Mar 2, Neofunctionalism and After. Neofunctionalism and Civil Society "Interview. The two main competing theories of EU integration are Neo-functionalism and Intergovernmentalism. Although these theories have been heavily criticised, amended or even abandoned, they do contain two strong theoretical integration y, Neo-functionalism was developed in the second half of the s and is the first, ‘classical’ grand theory/narrative of European.

Neofunctionalism is a theory of regional integration, building on the work of Ernst B. Haas, an American political scientist and also Leon Lindberg, an American political scientist.

Jean Monnet's approach to European integration, which aimed at integrating individual sectors in hopes of achieving spill-over effects to further the process of integration, is said to have followed the.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Neofunctionalism and After: Collected Readings by Jeffrey C. Alexander (Paperback, ) at the best online prices at eBay. Neofunctionalism is a theory of regional integration which downplays globalisation and reintroduces territory into its governance.

Jean Monnet's approach to European integration, which aimed at integrating individual sectors in hopes of achieving spillover effects to further the process of integration, is said to have followed the neofunctional school's tack. Similar books and articles.

Neofunctionalism and After. Jeffrey C. Alexander (ed.) - - Blackwell. Civil Society Without a State. Transnational Civil Society and the Challenge of Democracy in a Globalizing World. Philip Oxhorn - - World Futures 63 (5 & 6) – Neofunctionalism and Liberal Intergovernmentalism (from now on I will use the abbre- viations: NF and LIG in this paper) have been predominant approaches to theorizing Integration processes, especially in the first phase of theorizing European Integration 1.

In the following essay I will begin by briefly lay out the main assumptions of the two. About this Item: Betascript Publishers DezTaschenbuch. Condition: Neu. Neuware - Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources ctionalism is the perspective that all integration is the result of past integration.

After the introductory chapters which examine the nature of theory and its role in the social world, the book then turns to theories of action and the inability of those theories to comprehend social structures in a coherent 1 covers: Parson's structural-functionalism and the development of conlict theory and neofunctionalism; rational.

The traditional version of functionalism maintains that a mental state is a function of the the role it plays in the cognitive system.

The tagline here is that “the matter doesn’t matter”. That is, if the system functions in such and such a way, i. Neofunctionalism is the perspective that all integration is the result of past integration.

The term may also be used to literally describe a social theory that is "post" traditional structural s theorists such as Jeffrey C. Alexander openly appropriated the term, others, such as the post-structuralist philosopher Michel Foucault, have been categorized as contemporary.

Neofunctionalism: logic and critique Neofunctionalism is one of the most prominent theories of European integration and a core part of the wider debate between supranational and intergovernmental perspectives on integration in Europe.

This extract examines neo-functionalist theory, firstly through a description of the neo. This chapter argues for the potential usefulness of neofunctionalism to account for EU integration in the area of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA).

For this purpose, the chapter specifies the theory’s ontological foundations and core explanatory factors, its main developments and revisions, the typical research questions it tends to focus on, and some methodological challenges one tends to. The article on neofunctionalism is good on its own terms but leaves out the broader use of the term 'neofunctionalism' to designate a tendency in sociological theory.

Jeffrey Alexander describes this tendency in his introduction to his edited book Neofunctionalism () and in Neofunctionalism and After.

In this article, we exploit neo-functionalism as a conceptual and theoretical instrument that helps understand the current crisis and its future consequences. We formulate a series of suppositions and hypotheses, which we evaluate using existing data sources and related research.

Our empirical analysis produces a mixed picture: though reality seems to conform with some neo. "The aim of this study is to determine the expanatory and predictive value of the two predominant schools of thought on state integration, namely neofunctionalism and liberal intergovernmentalism, of supranationalist or state-centric theory, with respect to the creation of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the ""Pact for the Euro"" on Ma in Brussels.

After a month long. With his seminal book, The Uniting of Europe Haas laid the foundations for one of the most prominent paradigms of European integration – neofunctionalism. He engaged in inductive reasoning to theorize the dynamics of the European integration process that led from the Treaty of Paris in to the Treaty of Rome in Neofunctionalism: | | | |International relations theory| | | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the.

Haas later declared the theory of neofunctionalism obsolete, a statement he revoked in his final book, after the process of European integration started stalling in the s, when Charles de Gaulle's "empty chair" politics paralyzed the institutions of the European Coal and Steel Community, European Economic Community, and European Atomic.

The founder of the term, Ernst B. Haas, later declared the theory of neofunctionalism obsolete, a statement he revoked in his final book, [1] after the process of European integration started stalling in the s, when Charles de Gaulle's "empty chair" politics paralyzed the institutions of the European Coal and Steel Community, European.

Both neofunctionalism and intergovernmentalism refine a prior and simpler theory – the principal functionalist thinker after the Second World War, believed that the welfare benefits of supranationalism would impel reform.

Quadrangle Books, ). After the introductory chapters which examine the nature of theory and its role in the social world, the book then turns to theories of action and the inability of those theories to comprehend social structures in a coherent 1 covers: Parson's structural-functionalism and the development of conlict theory and neofunctionalism; rational.

The founder of the term, Ernst B. Haas, later declared the theory of neofunctionalism obsolete, a statement he revoked in his final book, after the process of European integration started stalling in the s, when Charles de Gaulle‘s “empty chair” politics paralyzed the institutions of the European Coal and Steel Community, European.

List of Contributors Jeffrey Alexander is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His most recent books are Fin-de-Siècle Social Theory: Relativism, Reduction, and the Problem of Reason (), Neofunctionalism and After (), and Cultural Trauma (forthcoming).

Robert N. Bellah is Elliott Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, at the University of California, Berkeley.Intergovernmentalism in the s and s. The s were characterized by further support for European integration, in particular if one looks at public opinion (Handley, ).Various major works on neofunctionalism were published (Puchala,) and some of this work focused on comparative regionalism (Lindberg & Scheingold,; Nye, ).

Neo-functionalism has been described as a synthesis of David Mitrany’s theoretical ‘functionalism’ and the pragmatic approach to management taken by Jean Monnet.

This paper will argue that neo-functionalism is widely regarded as an unsatisfactory account of European integration, but that particular efforts to (partially) revive the movement have nonetheless been well received by.

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