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supranational

greater than a state. More specially, a supranational organization is different from a superstate or a federation. While it is bigger than a nation, the supranational organization is limited in the functions for which it is responsible. Its first legal appearance was in the EUROPEAN COAL AND STEEL COMMUNITY (ECSC) Treaty in which the high authority was that Community, the precursor of the commission. The treaty obliged the members to refrain from action incompatible with the supranational character of their duties. The Member States were enjoined to respect this supranational character.
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Thus, despite its emphasis on states as decision makers, supranationalism denies member states a decisive role.
an approximation strategy or a supranationalism strategy.
In this essay, an attempt has been made to critically evaluate the development policy of the EU through the prism of supranationalism and intergovernmentalism.
Thus, it is possible to verify a shift from intergovernmentalism to supranationalism in several areas in the EU through the role of the Council and the Parliament in the ordinary legislative procedure, and the subsequent transposition of EU legislation into national laws.
What has been the dream of European supranationalism for some has turned into the nightmare of foreign economic diktat for others.
If this should be done through supranationalism or intergovernmentalism or a mixture of the two is another matter.
For if many aspects of the Rome Treaty demonstrate the tenacity of traditional Westphalian notions of sovereignty, there are nonetheless elements of supranationalism and efficacy in the Statute that could prove extremely powerful.
On the other hand, the Russophile forces in the postcommunist successor states are, as several authors point out, the purveyors of a Kremlin-oriented brand of "imperial" supranationalism (Mykola Riabchuk's and Genadz Saganovich's essays).
Though wary of supranationalism, de Gaulle was ready to give up some state powers to a larger European entity as long as that body's authority did not interfere with the sovereignty of the nation-state.
Similar to the EU, Mercosur has always flirted with supranationalism.
The early ecological movement began in the late 18th century with the cult of the picturesque landscape and was taken up in the ensuing century by German Romantics, becoming part of a heady Heimatlichkeit, a bundle of mystical, traditionalist, and agrarian impulses that fed into an emerging Grossdeutschland supranationalism.