New Perspectives on International Functionalism

  • Lucian M. Ashworth
  • David Long

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

About this book


This book reassesses international functionalism as an approach to global politics. Functionalism has been marginalized as simply a pre-scientific precursor to regional integration theory. In fact, functionalism provides a global view of states and international organizations working towards a peaceful and constructive world order through cooperative relationships across borders to satisfy human needs. Chapters examine the early development of functionalism and apply functionalist insights to issues, problems and conflicts in contemporary global governance.


conflict desegregation Europe European Union (EU) global governance Governance international organizations international relations nationalism politics United Nations world order

Editors and affiliations

  • Lucian M. Ashworth
    • 1
  • David Long
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Government and SocietyUniversity of LimerickIreland
  2. 2.Carleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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