From One-directional to Multi-directional Paradigm Shift

  • Pablo Iglesias-Rodríguez
  • Anna Triandafyllidou
  • Ruby Gropas
Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)


In the existing literature, the concept of paradigm has traditionally been interpreted as a one-dimensional phenomenon with a potential impact on other dimensions which are not intrinsic to the paradigm. For example, in the view of Kuhn paradigms are ‘universally recognized scientific achievements that for a time provide model problems and solutions to a community of practitioners’.


European Union Paradigm Shift Global Financial Crisis Vested Interest European Union Member State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pablo Iglesias-Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Anna Triandafyllidou
    • 2
  • Ruby Gropas
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.University of SussexBrightonUK
  2. 2.European University InstituteFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Democritus University of ThraceKomotiniGreece
  4. 4.College of EuropeBrugesBelgium

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