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European boundaries in question?

Bellamy, R; Lacey, J; Nicolaïdis, K; (2017) European boundaries in question? Journal of European Integration , 39 (5) pp. 483-498. 10.1080/07036337.2017.1333118. Green open access

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Abstract

This introduction provides a descriptive typology and normative analysis of the ways boundaries are being questioned in Europe. We distinguish between boundary-making (defining or redefining the territorial borders of a polity), boundary-crossing (determining the rules of access to territorial borders) and boundary-unbundling (allowing boundary-making and boundary-crossing to vary between policies and polities), noting each of these categories possesses internal and external dimensions. Cosmopolitans and statists offer contrasting normative evaluations of these processes, favouring weakening and maintaining or strengthening state boundaries respectively. We endorse a demoicratic approach lying between these two as better reflecting how individuals relate to each other and to the EU, a view shared by some but not all contributors to this volume. We conclude by situating the contributions within our topological framework, highlighting how they illustrate the contemporary questioning of European boundaries.

Type: Article
Title: European boundaries in question?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2017.1333118
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07036337.2017.1333118
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Boundaries, borders, free movement, differentiated integration, demoicracy, Brexit
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1560624
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