EU integration in the (post)-migrant-crisis context: learning new integration modes?

Kushnir, I. ORCID: 0000-0003-0727-7208, Kilkey, M. and Strumia, F., 2020. EU integration in the (post)-migrant-crisis context: learning new integration modes? European Review. ISSN 1062-7987

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This article explores the integration of the European Union (EU) as an institution after the 2015-2016 migrant crisis. Qualitative data from elite interviews in Brussels and policy analysis, in the framework of a bigger project about the impact of the migrant crisis on European integration, highlight the EU learning about new integration modes as a key theme following the crisis. The article focuses on this theme and argues that EU integration has been happening through intensive learning after the-migrant crisis, whereby the EU has been exploring a combination of certain integration modes: shaping the relationships with candidate countries by restraining from enlargement; shaping the relationships with (prospectively) exiting Member States by considering fuzziness at the borders; exploring differentiation among the existing Member States, possibly through promoting a two-tier EU, instead of universal deepening. A key contribution lies in applying the notion ‘learning’ to understanding EU integration modes specifically after the migrant crisis.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: European Review
Creators: Kushnir, I., Kilkey, M. and Strumia, F.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 17 January 2020
ISSN: 1062-7987
Divisions: Schools > School of Education
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 10 Sep 2019 10:46
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 16:08

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