The EU: A Deepening, Enlarging or Collapsing Union?

  • Risto Heiskala
  • Jari Aro
Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)


Brexit, the immigration crisis, Europe-wide economic stagnation, rising geopolitical tension in the eastern and southern border areas, populist, EU-critical political mobilisation in all member states, and increasing difficulties in striking a deal about anything in the union. These are some of the well-known current problems of the European Union. The sheer number of problems, not to mention the difficulty of solving even one of them, is a good reason for asking whether there is any point in publishing yet another book about a union which may well fall apart in the near future.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Risto Heiskala
    • 1
  • Jari Aro
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TampereTampereFinland

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