Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

Negotiating Unity and Diversity in the European Union

Authors: Bieber, Florian, Bieber, Roland

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  • Treats the EU as a state rather than a supra-national International Organization
  • Engages with literature on the EU and the management of ethno-political conflict
  • Offers new insights on deeply divided societies, while also shedding a different light on the EU
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This book explores how the European Union has been responding to the challenge of diversity. In doing so, it considers the EU as a complex polity that has found novel ways for accommodating diversity. Much of the literature on the EU seeks to identify it as a unique case of cooperation between states that moves past classic international cooperation. This volume argues that in order to understand the EU’s effort in managing the diversity among its members and citizens it is more effective to look at the EU as a state. While acknowledging that the EU lacks key aspects of statehood, the authors show that looking at the EU efforts to balance diversity and unity through the lens of state policy is a fruitful way to understand the Union. Instead of conceptualising the EU as being incomparable and unique which is neither an international organisation nor a state, the book argues that EU can be understood as a polity that shares many approaches and strategies with complex and diverse states. As such, its effort to build political structures to accommodate diversity offers lessons to other such polities. The experience of the EU contributes to the understanding of how states and other polities can respond to challenges of diversity, including both the diversity of constituent units or of sub-national groups and identities.

About the authors

Florian Bieber is Professor for Southeast European History and Politics at the University of Graz, Austria.

Roland Bieber is Professor Emeritus of European Law at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Negotiating Unity and Diversity in the European Union
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55016-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55016-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55015-8
Series ISSN
2662-5873
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 233
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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