The cutting-edge contributions to this book analyse different facets of the European Union (EU): closer integration among the member states, policymaking within a ‘normal’ political system, and the implications of European integration for its member states. This book also considers whether the challenges currently confronting the EU – the lingering Eurozone debt crises, the migrant/refugee crisis, the British decision to leave the EU, and terrorist attacks in Belgium, France and Germany – mark an inflection point for the Union and for the study of the EU. For the first time, ‘less Europe’, rather than closer integration, has emerged as a serious option in response to crisis. This possibility reignites questions of (dis)integration and calls into question the assumption of the EU as a ‘normal’ political system. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.
An inflection point in European Union studies? Mapping European law Free movement and EU citizenship: a virtuous circle? Policy leadership and re-election in the European Parliament Does the European Union have a reverse gear? Policy dismantling in a hyperconsensual polity Coming full circle? Differential empowerment in Croatia’s EU accession process Winning the battle or losing the war: the impact of European integration on labour market institutions in Germany and Denmark The minimum wage in Germany: what brought the state in?
This series seeks to bring together some of the finest edited works on European Public Policy. Reprinting from Special Issues of the Journal of European Public Policy, the focus is on using a wide range of social sciences approaches, both qualitative and quantitative, to gain a comprehensive and definitive understanding of Public Policy in Europe.