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The Politics of Multispeed Integration in the European Union

Slapin, JB and Jensen, CB (2015) 'The Politics of Multispeed Integration in the European Union.' In: Richardson, J and Mazey, S, (eds.) European Union Power and Policy-Making (4th Edition). Taylor & Francis Ltd.

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EU member states desiring deeper integration often call for a multispeed approach to pursue ambitious projects without the hinderance of laggards. At other times, laggards have desired a multispeed approach to avoid policies they find objectionable. Under what circumstances do laggards (integrationists) propose (object) to a multispeed Europe? We investigate the institutions and member state preferences that lead these camps to accept or resist multispeed proposals, paying particular attention to how a multispeed approach affects member state bargaining power. We present a series of case studies to demonstrate that the preference configurations we examine do, in fact, lead states to pursue the policies with regard to a multispeed Europe that we expect.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: EMU, flexible integration, formal theory, multispeed integration, political institutions, Schengen
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2015 12:18
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:32

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