1st Edition

Differentiated Integration Beyond Brexit Revisiting Cleavage Perspective in Times of Multiple Crises

By Alexander Radunz, Rafał Riedel Copyright 2024
    168 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines differentiated integration in Europe, providing incisive analyses of domestic politics determinants – political conflict, party responses, citizens’ preferences and other supply and demand side elements.

    The four countries compared – Germany, Poland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom – afford rich diversity and offer broad empirical material available for cross-country analyses. Featuring interdisciplinary research, this book draws together recent developments in the evolution of European integration differentiation – its dynamics and determinants.

    This monograph will be of key interest to scholars and students of European integration, comparative politics, political psychology, international relations, and more broadly to European (area) studies.

    Chapter 5 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 license.

    1. Introduction  

    2. “One more crisis may pull us apart”: multiple crises and their cumulative nature  

    3. From “ever closer” to “ever loser” union: differentiated integration in Europe  

    4. Revisiting cleavage concepts in the wake of the European integration 

    5. From inner core to outer periphery: supply and demand for European (differentiated) integration  

    6. Discussion and Conclusions: wrapping up our journey through the map of European differentiated intergration


    Alexander Radunz is Research Fellow at Opole University and works in international cooperation.

    Rafał Riedel is Professor at the Opole University, and a visiting research fellow at the Diplomatische Akademie Wien - Vienna School of International Studies.