The European Community is not just a common market but rather a nascent political union. Facile comparisons between the institutions of the EC and the United States are insufficient and miss the point that the EC is developing a hybrid institutional and legal framework. It is crucial that political, economic, and legal actors understand the subtleties of how the EC functions, its aspirations for 1992 and beyond, and the likely changes to be wrought by the decay of Soviet hegemony in Eastern Europe.
Martin E. Elling,
The Emerging European Community: A Framework for Institutional and Legal Analysis,
13 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 511
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