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European disintegration: a new feature of EU politics. CEPOB #3.19, May 2019

Schramm, Lucas (2019) European disintegration: a new feature of EU politics. CEPOB #3.19, May 2019. [Policy Paper]

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    > In the past few years, and particularly in the context of a number of crises shaking the foundations of the European Union, the number of academic publications and political debates on European ‘disintegration’ has grown considerably. However, a standard definition, let alone a theory, of ‘disintegration’ is still lacking. > Among the most obvious manifestations of disintegration were several crisis-affected policy fields. Whilst disintegration ultimately hardly unfolded during the Eurozone crisis, the Schengen crisis displayed considerable disintegrative features. Brexit, however, can be regarded as the clearest sign of European disintegration. > Disintegration entails high political risks and poses a threat to the overall process of European integration, as it contains many unknown and potentially uncontrollable dynamics. Pro-European integration policy-makers should therefore try to regain control over the political process, for in-stance via a more courageous use of ‘differentiated integration’.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > political union & integration/European Political Union
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > College of Europe (Brugge) > College of Europe Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2019 09:11
    Number of Pages: 4
    Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 09:11

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