European Parliament. On the other hand, it would seem desirable to slow the relentless progress of economic integration by relaxing some of the legal constraints of negative integration and by allowing member states to regain some degree of control over their economic boundaries ( Scharpf 1996).
But these are questions beyond the scope of a book that is meant to be about the tools of political analysis rather than about the analysis of a specific political constellation. They have been raised here merely to show how the analytical tools presented in the preceding chapters can indeed be employed to advantage in order to clarify some of the most vexing problems of multilevel governance in an ever more interdependent world. Whether I have succeeded in this demonstration remains, of course, for the reader to judge.