Changing Borders in Europe

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Changing Borders in Europe

Exploring the Dynamics of Integration, Differentiation and Self-Determination in the European Union, 1st Edition

Edited by Jacint Jordana, Michael Keating, Axel Marx, Jan Wouters

This new book is the fruit of a collaboration between the Centre on Constitutional Change, Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI) and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, supported by the Public Diplomacy of Catalonia (Diplocat).

Changing Borders in Europe focuses on the territorial dimension of the European Union. It examines the transformation of state sovereignty within the EU, the emergence of claims to self-determination, and the way in which state rescaling is changing the economic, cultural, social and legal meaning of borders. The meaning of self-determination and the possibilities for its realization are transformed by new patterns of multi-level politics and government in European space. The book addresses two transformative processes – blurring of EU borders and state sovereignty shifts - and their interrelations from disciplinary perspectives such as political science, law, political economy and sociology. In addition, it explores how the variable geographies of European borders may affect the issue of national self-determination in Europe, opening spaces for potential accommodations and how far they are compatible with existing states and legal frameworks.

This book will be of interest to scholars, students and practitioners of EU politics, public administration, political theory, federalism and more broadly of European studies, international law, ethnic studies, political economy and the wider social sciences.





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