Dialectical functionalism and European community telecommunications policy : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Frankland, E. Gene en_US
dc.contributor.author Karpowicz, Michael A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:03:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:03:26Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.other A-167 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/191089
dc.description.abstract The renewal of interest in the European Community in the last ten years has sparked a new round of political theorizing to explain European unification. Neofunctionalism, an early and influential regional integration theory which was discredited during the 1970s is coming back in modified form. One of these new theories which builds on neofunctionalism is dialectical functionalism. This paper reviews the tenets of neofunctionalism, as well as its shortcomings, then presents dialectical functionalism in relation to neofunctionalism. Next, a case study on the development of European Community telecommunications policy is presented, then the paper concludes with an application of dialectical functionalism to EC telecommunications policy. This paper is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Vibeke Sorensen, Professor of International Organizations at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands, whose guidance was invaluable in the completion of this paper. Her untimely death in January 1995 robbed the world of an outstanding scholar and person.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 23, [5] leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Telecommunication. en_US
dc.title Dialectical functionalism and European community telecommunications policy : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1244239 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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