European integration in crisis? Of supranational integration, hegemonic projects and domestic politics

  title={European integration in crisis? Of supranational integration, hegemonic projects and domestic politics},
  author={Simon Bulmer and Jonathan Joseph},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  pages={725 - 748}
  • S. Bulmer, J. Joseph
  • Published 2016
  • Economics, Medicine
  • European Journal of International Relations
The European Union is facing multiple challenges. Departing from mainstream theory, this article adopts a fresh approach to understanding integration. It does so by taking two theoretical steps. The first introduces the structure–agency debate in order to make explicit the relationship between macro-structures, the institutional arrangements at European Union level and agency. The second proposes that the state of integration should be understood as the outcome of contestation between competing… Expand
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