European (Dis)integration and the Migration Challenge

Nevena Nancheva

The paper explores the way two themes - Disintegration and migration - speak to each other. It searches for the links between the faltering political consensus on the benefits of EU integration, and the increased third-country and intra-EU migration. The paper aims to interrogate the dynamics of disintegration and the pressures caused by migration from the perspective of EU harmonization (esp asylum, borders, security, European identity), from the perspective of national politics (national responses to migration and crisis), and from the perspective of popular political agendas (combining Euroscepticism with anti-migration rhetoric). It offers a theoretical account of the correlation between disintegration and migration that engage with scholarship on political community, nationalism and identity building.

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