Integral Federalism embraces all the national-political, politico-economic and socio-political ideas which originated in
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's (1809-1865) critical concept of society. In the early 20th century these ideas were developed further, influenced by the personalistic concept in particular of Arnaud Dandieu (1897-1933) and Robert Aron (1898-1975), and philosophically consolidated by a specific epistemology and praxeology, elaborated mainly by Alexandre Marc (born 1904).
Integral Federalism comprises organisational structural principles orientated towards the
aim of man's personalself-realisation. Based on these principles the integral federalists planned new institutions which offer citizens the greatest possible degree of participation and joint responsibility in all spheres of life. A problem-orientated distribution of competences and resources produces an extensive apportioning of political power among many different groups in the state and in the economic and social field from the local up to the European level.