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Flexible Europe: differentiated integration, fairness, and democracy

Bellamy, Richard, Kröger, Sandra and Lorimer, Marta ORCID: 0000-0002-9214-3898 (2022) Flexible Europe: differentiated integration, fairness, and democracy. Bristol University Press, Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781529219920

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The European Union (EU) is often portrayed as sacrificing national diversity for European unity. This book explores the alternative of a flexible EU based on differentiated rather than uniform integration. The authors combine normative theory with empirical research on political party actors to assess the desirability and political acceptability of differentiated integration as a means of accommodating heterogeneity in the EU. They examine the circumstances and institutional design needed for flexibility to promote rather than undermine fairness and democracy within and between member states. Clear, balanced, and accessible, the book provides fresh thinking on the future of the EU.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2022 Bristol University Press
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2022 08:36
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:33

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