Differentiation has become a characteristic feature of contemporary European integration. Does differentiation – in terms of institutions, policies, and territory – present a challenge for European unity? Does differentiation create more challenges or opportunities for the European Union? Is Europe moving away from an “ever closer Union” and heading towards an “ever more differentiated Union”, especially as leading political figures across Europe favor the use of differentiation to reconcile divergences between member states? These are some of the essential questions The Routledge Handbook of Differentiation in the European Union seeks to answer.
At the occasion of this book launch, the editors will present the key arguments and findings collected in more than three dozen chapters. In addition, other contributors will explore differentiation in the field of security and defense as well as compliance in associational agreements.
Followed by a cocktail reception.