neofunctionalism - definition and synonyms

noun politics
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the process whereby political actors in several distinct national settings are persuaded to shift their loyalties, expectations and political activities toward a new center, whose institutions possess or demand jurisdiction over pre-existing national states

    Contemplating the replacement of power politics with a supranational style, neofunctionalism found itself in regular intellectual squabbling with its strong rival intergovernmentalism.

    Submitted on 27/03/2016