See more Political union articles on AOD.

Powered by
Share this page on
Article provided by Wikipedia

See also: "Supranational union and "Continental union

In addition to regional movements, "supranational organizations that promote progressive integration between its members started appearing in the second half of the 20th century. Most of these organization were inspired by the "European Union["clarification needed], and while member states are often reluctant to form more centralized unions, the concept of unionism if often present in public debate.

Academic analysis[edit]

The political position of the "United Kingdom is often discussed;[4][5] and former states like "Serbia and Montenegro (2003–2006), the "Soviet Union (1922–1991) and the "United Arab Republic (1958–1961).

"Lord Durham was widely regarded as one of the most important thinkers in the history of the "British Empire's constitutional evolution. He articulated clearly the difference between a full legislative union and a "federation. In his "1839 Report, in discussing the proposed union of "Upper and Lower Canada, he says:

Two kinds of union have been proposed – federal and legislative. By the first, the separate legislature of each province would be preserved in its present form and retain almost all its present attributes of internal legislation, the federal legislature exercising no power save in those matters which may have been expressly ceded to it by the constituent provinces. A legislative union would imply a complete incorporation of the provinces included in it under one legislature, exercising universal and sole legislative authority over all of them in exactly the same manner as the Parliament legislates alone for the whole of the British Isles.[6]


  1. ^ This is often seen as a federal union but is closer to an incorporating union as the four colonies were dissolved, their territories becoming provinces in a unitary state without any recognition as fixed constitutional entities
  2. ^ ". . . that no Alteration be made in Laws which concern private Right, except for evident Utility of the Subjects within Scotland" — Article XVIII of the Treaty of Union
  3. ^
  4. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica: "The "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the political union of "England, "Scotland, "Wales, and "Northern Ireland."
  5. ^ A Disunited Kingdom? - England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, 1800-1949, Christine Kinealy, "University of Central Lancashire, "Cambridge University Press, 1999, "ISBN 978-0-521-59844-6: "... explaining how the United Kingdom has evolved, the author explores a number of key themes including: the steps to political union, ..."
  6. ^ Marianopolis College: Archived September 8, 2006, at the "Wayback Machine.

See also[edit]

) )