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The European Commission and Borders: Towards a Framework for Analysis

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

Abstract

This chapter starts with the observation that despite expectations of the diminished importance of borders, what has taken place has been a process of borders transformation. Furthermore, it identifies a novel institution, the European Commission, as an actor in this process, whose role is worth examining in greater detail. Based on these observations, the Chapter poses the study’s key research question: how does the European Commission contribute to the transformation of borders? The subsequent sections lay the groundwork for addressing this question. They present and engage with the key academic debates relevant to the study, define the key terms, classify the types of borders to be examined, explain why and how the European Commission can sway the EU policy processes and outline the study’s methodology.

Keywords

European Union Policy Area European Union Policy European Union Institution Supranational Institution 
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  • Valentina Kostadinova
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  1. 1.Department of Economics and International StudiesUniversity of BuckinghamBuckinghamUK

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