Bryan Ruppert teaches applied communications at the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University. He earned his Ph.D. at the European Research Institute of the University of Birmingham in England.
2009 0-7734-4679-6 Germany holds a special place among those driving forward the idea of a United States of Europe. Its constitution not only enables the nation state to transfer sovereignty to supranational institutions, it directs the state to incorporate international law into domestic law and to pursue a course of European integration. This comparatively unique feature of Germany’s Basic Law results from the country’s experience with National Socialism, which led to a fundamental reappraisal of a deeply-rooted faith in the state as the ultimate vehicle for human political, economic and social organization.