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European Disunion Between Sovereignty and Solidarity by Jack Hayward

European Disunion Between Sovereignty and Solidarity

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics Series


European Disunion Between Sovereignty and Solidarity by Jack Hayward

The Euro crisis catapulted the EU into its most serious political crisis since its inception, leaving it torn between opposing demands for more sovereignty and solidarity. This volume focuses on the key themes of disunion, sovereignty and solidarity. It assesses the main EU institutions: member states, civil society actors and policy areas.


'The book could not have been published at a more timely moment, with the members of the eurozone seeking further and deeper integration to overcome the crisis of the common currency, while the United Kingdom contemplates whether it wishes to remain a member at all [It] provides both an excellent introduction for new students of the EU, as well as an informative and highly topical overview for scholars interested in the various sub-fields of the discipline.' - Common Market Studies

The European Union is undergoing a profound crisis. This book provides unrivalled insight into the nature of this crisis and a powerful, sustained analysis of the growing tensions between the demands of national sovereignty and the imperatives of solidarity in many different arenas and institutions, which together are threatening the Union with fragmentation and decline. - Andrew Gamble, Prof of Politics, Department of Politics and Internationa Studies, University of Cambridge

European Disunion: Between Sovereignty and Solidarity identifies and dissects the weaknesses and contradictions in European integration. Editors Jack Hayward and Rudiger Wurzel bring together leading specialists to assess how the European Union has fared in balancing sovereignty and solidarity. The verdict is nuanced, but the weight of the evidence that the authors uncover suggests a future of disunion rather than union. The book provides an indispensable guide as the Eurozone endgame unfolds. - Liesbet Hooghe, W.R. Kenan Professor, UNC- Chapel Hill and Chair in Multilevel Governance, VU University Amsterdam

Jack Hayward, Rudi Wurzel and their collaborators have produced a fine, timely and accessible study of the recent history, current state and future prospects of the European project. No one who wants to understand the deeper forces behind the upheavals that have plagued the European Union in the last few years can afford not to read it. - Professor David Marquand, University of Oxford.'

About the Author

PATRICK BIRKINSHAW Professor of Public Law and Director of the Institute of European Public Law at Hull University, UK MICHAEL BRUTER Reader in Political Science, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK MARTIN BULL Professor of Politics, University of Salford, UK and Academic Director of the European Consortium of Political Research. VESSELIN DIMITROV Reader in the Department of Government, the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK KENNETH DYSON Research Professor in European Political Studies at Cardiff University, UK, Fellow of the British Academy and Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales JACK HAYWARD Research Professor of Politics, Hull University, UK, Emeritus Professor of Politics, Oxford University, UK and Fellow of the British Academy DAVID HOWARTH Senior Lecturer and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Economy, University of Edinburgh, UK MICHAEL KEATING Professor of Politics, University of Aberdeen, UK ROBERT LADRECH Professor of European Politics, Keele University, UK PHILIP NORTON (Lord Norton of Louth) Professor of Government and Director of the Centre for Legislative Studies, University of Hull, UK ANAND MENON Professor of West European Politics, University of Birmingham, UK ELIZABETH MONAGHAN Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Hull, UK EDWARD C PAGE Sidney and Beatrice Webb Professor of Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK NICK PARSONS Reader in French, School of European Studies, Cardiff University, UK WILLIAM PATERSON Honorary Professor for German and European Politics, Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University, UK MAJA KLUGER RASMUSSEN Doctoral candidate in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK RUEDIGER WURZEL Reader and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Studies at the University of Hull, UK

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Publication date

28th September 2012


Jack Hayward

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Palgrave Macmillan


337 pages


Comparative politics



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