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Differentiated Integration in the European Union

Leruth, Benjamin and Lord, Christopher, eds. (2015) Differentiated Integration in the European Union. Routledge, London, 154 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-94548-7. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The notion of Differentiated Integration is increasingly used in the literature on European integration. Often employed interchangeably with the notion of "flexible integration, diverging views on its nature have led to the emergence of various definitions and, to some extent, a semantic confusion. A lack of consensus characterizes the academic literature; some authors even avoid putting an explicit definition on the term.

The main objective of this book is to seek answers for the following questions: How can one define Differentiated Integration in the European Union? Should Differentiated Integration be considered as a process, a concept, a system or a theory? Should it be seen as a temporary or a well-established phenomenon? How is this field of study likely to develop in the future? In order to do so, all chapters, written by leading experts in the field, offer a state-of-the-art analysis of the study of differentiated integration, from theoretical and practical perspectives. In addition, this book is not a collection of isolated papers: all chapters are interconnected and gravitate towards the aforementioned central questions, but approach these from different perspectives.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: European integration, differentiated integration, European Union, Institutions
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Benjamin Leruth
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 15:13 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 11:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55731 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Leruth, Benjamin: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1999-918X
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