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European Disunion: Between Sovereignty and Solidarity


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The Euro crisis catapulted the EU into its most serious political crisis since its inception, leaving it torn between opposing demands for more sovereignty and solidarity. This volume focuses on the key themes of disunion, sovereignty and solidarity. It assesses the main EU institutions: member states, civil society actors and policy areas.

About the Author

JACK HAYWARD is Research Professor, University of Hull, UK, Emeritus Professor of Politics, Oxford University, UK and Fellow of the British Academy. Some of this other edited publications include Elitism, Populism and European Politics (1996) and Leaderless Europe (2008). RÜDIGER K. WURZEL is Reader in Politics and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Studies, University of Hull, UK, where he is also Director of the Centre for European Union Studies (CEUS). His books include The European Union as a Leader in International Environmental Politics (edited with J. Connelly, 2011) and Environmental Policy-making in Britain, Germany and the EU (2002).

Table of Contents



Introduction;Jack Hayward and Rüdiger K.W. Wurzel 


1. Union without Concensus; J.Hayward



Part I Enfeebled Democratic Legitimacy


2. The Difficult Emergence of a European People; Michael Bruter

3. A Nascent Transnational Civili Society; Elizabeth Monaghan

4. An Obdurately National Party Politics; Robert Ladrech


Part II Institutional Deadlock: A Surfeit of Would-be Leaders


5. National Governments, the European Council and Councils of Ministers: A Plurality of Sovereignties. Member State Soverreigns   without an EU Sovereign; Jack Hayward

6. The European Commission Bureaucracy: Handling Sovereingty throught the Back and Front Doors; Edward C. Page

7. The Empowerment of Parliaments in EU Interrogations: Victims or Victors?; Maja Kluger Rasmussen

8. National Courts and European Union Courts; Patrick Birkinshaw

9. Defending the Euro: Unity and Disunity among Europe's Central Bankers; David Howarth

10. Territorial Flexibility; Michael Keating


Part III Policy Divergences and Convergences


11. Foreign and Defence Policy: The Sovereignty Obsession and the Quest for Elusive Solidarity; Anand Menon

12. Economics and Monetary Disunion?; Kenneth Dyson

13. Social and Labour Market Policy: The (Re-)Emergence of Competitive Tension; Nick Parsons

14. From Environmental Disunion towards Envirnomental Union?: Rüdiger K.W. Wurzel


Part IV Adjusting to the REceding Sovereignty of Member States


15. A Contested Franco-German Duumvirate; William Paterson

16. Opt-out: Britain's Unsplendid Isolation; Philip Norton

17. The Nordic Countries: The Causes and Consequences of Variable Geometry; Nick Sitter

18. Southern European and the 'Trade-off': Architects of European Disunion?; Martin J. Bull

19. The Central and East European Countries: From Weak Latecomers to Good Citizens of the Union; Vesselin Dimitrov


Conclusion: European Disunion: Between Solidarity and Sovereignty; Rüdiger K.W. Wurzel and Jack Hayward


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Hayward, Jack
Palgrave MacMillan
Wurzel, Rüdiger
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