Differentiated Integration and Disintegration in the EU after Brexit: Risks versus Opportunities

Jarle Trondal has co-written a new article together with Benjamin Leruth and Stefan Gäzle. The article, which is published in Journal of Common Market Studies, looks at different models of differentiated integration within and outside the EU. 

Abstract

Differentiation is becoming an increasingly salient feature of European integration. The multifaceted European crisis and the subsequent Brexit vote (paving the way for a ground‐breaking case of differentiated disintegration) have led scholars and practitioners to think about the consequences of differentiated integration. This article draws on five empirical models of differentiation experienced by countries both inside and outside the EU: the European economic area model, the Danish model of (quasi‐)permanent differentiation, the Swedish model of de facto differentiation, the instrumental model and the Brexit process of differentiation. It addresses the different risks and opportunities that each of these models entail. The article also introduces the contributions to this symposium, which aims at paving the way for future research on the consequences of differentiation in light of Brexit.

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Differentiated Integration and Disintegration in the EU after Brexit: Risks versus Opportunities

Benjamin Leruth, Stefan Gänzle and Jarle Trondal

Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 57, issue 6, pp. 1383-1394

doi: 10.1111/jcms.12957

Published Nov. 15, 2019 3:05 PM - Last modified Nov. 15, 2019 3:05 PM