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EUropean (dis)integration: implications for the Cohesion Policy
Evrard, Estelle; Chilla, Tobias
2021In Rauhut, Daniel; Sielker, Franziska; Humer, Alois (Eds.) EU Cohesion Policy and Spatial Governance
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Keywords :
Cohesion policy; Integration theory; Border; Disintegration; European Union
Abstract :
[en] Our paper paves the way for discussing the significance of European disintegration for the EU cohesion policy. It relies on an interdisciplinary literature review outlining how geography and political science grasp the concepts of EUropean integration and disintegration. This review is mobilised to operationalise a reflection framework in capacity to understanding key aspects entangling (dis)integration. The reintroduction of border controls between 2015 and 2019 is one of the most concrete facets of disintegration. The analytical framework explores on an exploratory level (dis)integration tendencies emerging from border controls. This paper argues that disintegration is not simply ‘integration reverse’ and suggests dimensions for investigating it. The paper concludes by outlining a series of fundamental questions for cohesion policy.
Disciplines :
Human geography & demography
Author, co-author :
Evrard, Estelle ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Geography and Spatial Planning (DGEO)
Chilla, Tobias ;  University of Erlangen > Department of Geography
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Title :
EUropean (dis)integration: implications for the Cohesion Policy
Publication date :
July 2021
Main work title :
EU Cohesion Policy and Spatial Governance
Author, co-author :
Rauhut, Daniel
Sielker, Franziska
Humer, Alois
Publisher :
Edward Elgar Publishing, London, United Kingdom
Collection name :
Elgar Studies in Planning Theory, Policy and Practice
Pages :
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Focus Area :
Law / European Law


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