Nations and International Integration Processes
This paper is about the role and the future of the nation. They are analysed in the context of current development of international integration. The starting point is theoretical, which is based on the proposal of a more comprehensive, extended and organic version of integration theory than that suggested by mainstream schools. It considers international integration as a complex and multi-dimensional process, which is composed primarily of the global and interstate regional integrations (e.g., EU and ASEAN). The national-level integrations remain the basic components of the process.