Since 1980s discipline of International Relations have begun to flourished along with the establishment of new theories that comprise the criticism of mainstream theories. In this process, problematic of discipline has changed both quantitatively and qualitatively and the discipline has become a problematic itself as well. Poststructuralism that has revealed in 1980s, problematize the IR discipline and present a critical approach to the discipline. As a prominent in poststructuralism, R.B.J. Walker, offers an insight into inside/outside separation both in practice and in theory, by analysing the principle of state sovereignty in detail. From this aspect, Walker’s arguments are used as base in this study which discusses perspectives of European integration theories to the principle of state sovereignty. In the first part of study, a frame about the principle of sovereignty is formed and Walker’s arguments are reviewed. In consideration of this, in the second part, European integration theories are examined. In conclusion, it is discussed that in what ways theoretical studies approach European integration as a unit of analysis.
Sovereignty, European Integration Theories, R.B.J. Walker, Poststructuralism.