Differentiated Integration : Explaining Variation in the European Union


Leuffen, Dirk ; Rittberger, Berthold ; Schimmelfennig, Frank



URL: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=39...
Document Type: Book
Year of publication: 2012
Place of publication: Basingstoke [u.a.]
Publishing house: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 978-0-230-24644-7 ; 978-0-230-24643-0
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > SFB 884
Subject: 320 Political science
Keywords (English): European Union , European Integration
Abstract: Far from displaying a uniform pattern of integration, the European Union varies significantly across policy areas, institutional development and individual countries. Why do some policies such as the Single Market attract non-EU member states, while some member states choose to opt out of other EU policies? In answering these questions, this innovative new text provides a state-of-the-art introduction to the study of European integration. The authors introduce the most important theories of European integration and apply these to the trajectories of key EU policy areas – including the single market, monetary policy, foreign and security policy, and justice and home affairs. Arguing that no single theory offers a completely convincing explanation of integration and differentiation in the EU, the authors put forward a new analytical perspective for describing and explaining the institutions and policies of the EU and their development over time. Written by a team of prominent scholars in the field, this thought-provoking book provides a new synthesis of integration theory and an original way of thinking about what the EU is and how it works.

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