The Politics of Differentiation in the European Union
Differentiation has become a characteristic feature of contemporary European integration. Does differentiation – in terms of institutions, policies, and territory – present a challenge for European unity? 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 favor the use of differentiation to reconcile divergences between member states? These are some of the essential questions The Routledge Handbook of Differentiation in the European Union seeks to answer.
At the occasion of this book launch, the editors will present the key arguments and findings collected in more than three dozen chapters. In addition, other contributors will explore differentiation in the field of security and defense as well as compliance in associational agreements.
Followed by a cocktail reception.
We would like to invite those of you residing in the Brussels area to attend the launch of The Routledge Handbook of Differentiation in the European Union at CEPS in Brussels, scheduled for September 15, 2022 from 16:00 to 17:30 CEST. The book is the final product of a UACES research network on Differentiated Integration after Brexit (2017-20).
The launch will include a presentation of the volume and of a sample of chapters from the different sections as well as comments by Prof. Sieglinde Gstöhl (College of Europe) and a concluding talk by Angelina Eichhorst (Managing Director Europe, EEAS).
The event will be in-person only.
Assistant Professor in European Politics and Society at the University of Groningen
Professor of Political Science, a member of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and Head of the Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder
Professor of Public Administration and a member of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Agder and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo (ARENA)
Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Management at the University of Agder (UiA)
Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder
Director of the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe
Managing Director Europe, EEAS
Dylan Macchiarini Crosson
Director of Research