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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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Around the world we see rebellion against the excesses of supra-national capitalism, triggered partly by huge pay disparities; and partly by the total disregard of globalised corporations for their impact on local communities.
'Quite clearly the age has changed, and we're not in an era now where you have large supra-national corporations about to invest in Wales or anywhere else with 2,000 or 3,000 jobs in a tranche.
The balance of this Trojan horse creates a huge bureaucracy, the foundation of a supra-national hemispheric government, similar to the European Union.
But the general approach is one that will combine the traditional role of local and regional management with a national and supra-national framework, to ensure consistency.
I am aware that the governments of the world are becoming more powerless in the face of a few supra-national conglomerates, as they grow in strength and influence, and so control the flow of money and goods.
This second edition contains six new chapters on individual countries and several major regions of the world to illuminate both national and supra-national patterns.
Lewis' rejection of statism and support for political decentralisation is pivotal, reflected in his advocacy of interdependence at sub-national and supra-national levels.
Second, while the six founding members of the European Community [Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany] represented a vast array of socio-political opinion, devoted Europeanists like Jean Monnet and Robert Schuman planted valuable supra-national seeds.
Whereas much demographic research focuses on relatively large populations at the national or supra-national level, this collection of 17 papers (edited by an international group of scholars from Charles Darwin U., Australia; U.
The case for governance at supra-national level falls away, since there is little sense of kinship or shared space between the to life: you a spirit of fun that you might reality, life's ok as not that That's quite heroic.
In his inaugural speech at the opening of the conference of the "Global Reconciliation Summit" in Amman, HRH said that in order to achieve reconciliation we must move away from narrow nationalism, and consider supra-national issues to work towards reconciliation between the human and natural resources.