Rethinking the European Union

Institutions, Interests and Identities

  • Alice Landau
  • Richard G. Whitman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction: The European Union in a Changing Context

    1. Alice Landau
      Pages 1-11
  3. Institutions and Identities: Europe and the International

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Richard G. Whitman
      Pages 54-71
  4. Institutions and Interests: Between Supranationalism and Intergovernmentalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Lisbeth Aggestam
      Pages 75-92
    3. Klaus Armingeon
      Pages 93-110
    4. Donatella M. Viola
      Pages 111-125
  5. Interests and Identities: Cleavages and Commonalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Esther Barbé
      Pages 129-146
    3. Alice Landau, Richard G. Whitman
      Pages 171-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 178-203

About this book


Rethinking the European Union draws together contributors from across Europe to reflect upon methods of conceptualising the European Union within both changing global and European contexts. The book takes the themes of institutions, interests and identities as its organising framework within which each contributor offers a distinctive commentary on the EU. The outcome is a text that goes beyond an exploration of the existing methods of conceptualising the European integration process and reflects upon the nature of the EU itself.


European Commission European identity European Integration European integration process European Parliament European Union European Union (EU)

Editors and affiliations

  • Alice Landau
    • 1
  • Richard G. Whitman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of WestminsterUK

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