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Regionalism

Creation and implementation of institutions that express a particular identity and shape collective action within a geographical region.

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European Union (EU)

Political-economic union of 28 member states (2015) located in Europe.

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European Integration

Process of industrial, political, legal, economic, social and cultural integration of states in Europe.

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Sovereignty

Absolute and unlimited power and authority.

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Supranationalism

Refers to a large amount of power given to an authority, which, in theory, is placed higher than the state.

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Intergovernmentalism

Interaction among states based on sovereign independence.

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Federalism

Legal and political structures where power is distributed between two distinct levels of government on the basis that neither is subordinate to the other.

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Global actor

Entity that participates or acts in international relations.

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Widening-deepening

Process by which the EU has attempted to expand membership while furthering integration.