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The Covid-19 pandemic has shattered the myth of a borderless Europe

Castan Pinos, Jaume and Radil, Steven M. (2020) The Covid-19 pandemic has shattered the myth of a borderless Europe. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (12 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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The removal of border-checks and travel restrictions between EU states has been one of the most striking features of European integration. Yet as Jaume Castan Pinos and Steven M. Radil write, European governments quickly adopted tighter border controls as they sought to halt the spread of Covid-19. They argue that while national borders were once thought to be a feature of Europe’s past, the pandemic has underlined just how resilient and meaningful they continue to be.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 11:18
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:45

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