The Routledge Handbook of Differentiation in the European Union

Jarle Trondal has co-edited the Routledge Handbook of Differentiation in the European Union with additional contributions by Erik Oddvar Eriksen, John Erik Fossum and Guri Rosén.

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About the book

The Routledge Handbook of Differentiation in the European Union offers an essential collection of groundbreaking chapters reflecting on the causes and consequences of this complex phenomenon.

With contributions from key experts in this subfield of European Studies, it will become a key volume used for those interested in learning the nuts and bolts of differentiation as a mechanism of (dis)integration in the European Union, especially in the light of Brexit. Organised around five key themes, it offers an authoritative "encyclopaedia" of differentiation and addresses questions such as:

  • How can one define differentiation in the European Union in the light of the most recent events?
  • Does differentiation create more challenges or opportunities for the European Union?
  • Is Europe moving away from an "ever closer Union" and heading towards an "ever more differentiated Union", especially as leading political figures across Europe favour the use of differentiation to reconcile divergences between member states?

This handbook is essential reading and an authoritative reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners involved in, and actively concerned about, research in the study of European integration. As European differentiation is multifaceted and involves a wide range of actors and policies, it will be of further interest to those working on countries and/or in policy areas where differentiation is an increasingly relevant feature.

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Chapter 1: Introduction
Benjamin Leruth, Stefan Gänzle and Jarle Trondal

Chapter 3: On the legitimacy of differentiated integration
Erik Oddvar Eriksen

Chapter 6: Constitutive differentiation
John Erik Fossum

Chapter 9: Differentiation and segmentation
Josef Batora and John Erik Fossum

Chapter 12: Differentiation in the European Parliament: United about diversity?
Guri Rosén

Chapter 27: The Nordic countries as pioneers of differentiation
Benjamin Leruth and Jarle Trondal

Chapter 43: Conclusion
Benjamin Leruth, Stefan Gänzle and Jarle Trondal

Epilogue: Polycrisis and Resilience in the European Union: Covid-19 and avenues for future studies
Marianne Riddervold, Akasemi Newsome and Jarle Trondal

in: The Routledge Handbook on Differentiation in the European Union
Benjamin Leruth, Stefan Gänzle and Jarle Trondal (eds)

Routledge (2022)
ISBN: 9780367149659 

Published May 11, 2022 2:10 PM - Last modified May 18, 2022 3:29 PM