European Disunion

Between Sovereignty and Solidarity

  • Jack Hayward
  • Rüdiger Wurzel

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Jack Hayward, Rüdiger K. W. Wurzel
      Pages 1-4
  3. Union without Consensus

    1. Jack Hayward
      Pages 5-14
  4. Enfeebled Democratic Legitimacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Elizabeth Monaghan
      Pages 32-47
    3. Robert Ladrech
      Pages 48-62
  5. Institutional Deadlock: A Surfeit of Would-be Leaders

  6. Policy Divergences and Convergences

  7. Adjusting to the Receding Sovereignty of Member States

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 329-337

About this book


The Euro crisis catapulted the EU into its most serious political crisis since its inception, leaving it torn between opposing demands for more sovereignty and solidarity. This volume focuses on the key themes of disunion, sovereignty and solidarity. It assesses the main EU institutions: member states, civil society actors and policy areas. 


EU Institutions Euro European Commission European Union European Union (EU) government Institution labor market parliament Policy sovereignty

Editors and affiliations

  • Jack Hayward
    • 1
  • Rüdiger Wurzel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Politics and International RelationsUniversity of HullUK

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