The European Union and Border Conflicts: The Transformative Power of Integration

  title={The European Union and Border Conflicts: The Transformative Power of Integration},
  author={Thomas Diez and Stephan Stetter and Mathias Albert},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={563 - 593}
Our article analyzes the impact of the European Union (EU) on border conflicts, in particular how integration and association are related to conflict transformation. We approach this issue from a theoretically as well as empirically grounded constructivist perspective. On this basis we propose a stage model of conflict development, based on the degree of securitization and societal reach of conflict communication. We argue that the EU can transform border conflicts and propose a four pathway… 
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