The European Onion? How Differentiated Integration is Reshaping the EU

De Neve, Jan-Emmanuel (2007) The European Onion? How Differentiated Integration is Reshaping the EU. Journal of European Integration, 29 (4). pp. 503-521.

Abstract

This paper provides an up-to-date overview of the gradual development of differentiated integration and the ensuing changes in the nature of European integration. It considers the dynamics of deepening and widening of the EU and proposes the metaphor of a ‘European Onion’ that is designed to capture the bigger picture. Further, this paper expands upon the centripetal effects of differentiated integration and shows its potential to generate more cooperative public opinion in future enlargement rounds. Finally a state of play in European integration theory is offered that incorporates differentiated integration.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: European Union, European integration, differentiated integration, policy implementation, political theory
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Centre: Faculty of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2015 11:43
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:08
Funders: N/A
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5475

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