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Time and Differentiated Integration

Goetz, Klaus H. (2009) Time and Differentiated Integration. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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    What is the status of time in accounts of differentiated integration? What do theories of integration and Europeanisation have to say about time both as a property of differentiated integration and, in particular, as part of their explanatory accounts? Time as a property of differentiated integration is not too difficult to grasp, but the status of time as part of an explanation of differentiated integration is more amorphous. What matters here, in particular, are arguments relating (i) to the impact of the passage of time; (ii) time budgets and time horizons; and (iii) time rules, notably those relating to timing, sequence, speed and duration. The paper sets out how such temporal-causal categories have informed theorizing on integration and Europeanization and how they might help to account for differentiated integration. It also highlights the pluritemporality that characterises the EU timescape and notes how this facilitates and encourages recourse to differentiated integration. In sum, paying attention to its temporality helps advance our understanding of differentiated integration within the context of EU deepening and widening.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > multi-speed integration
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2009 (11th), April 23-25, 2009
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 17:34
    Number of Pages: 19
    Last Modified: 08 Jan 2013 17:34

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