A Different Europe is Possible: The Professionalization of EU Studies and the Dilemmas of Integration in the 21st Century

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The article contributes to making a different Europe possible by opening up the field to questions of the professionalisation of EU studies, the dilemmas of integration, and different perceptions of Europe and European integration in the 21st century. It does this by first considering question of professionalisation and its costs to addressing the deeper implications of current crises. The article then examines the role of integration as the central problematique of EU studies and the way in which forgetting about integration makes it harder to think about disintegration. Thirdly, the article looks at the teaching and research of integration in EU studies by different theoretical perspectives and how these shape our discipline. Finally, the article concludes by setting out five suggestions for how EU studies, and thus the EU itself, can move beyond crises and make a different Europe possible.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Common Market Studies
Issue numberS1
Pages (from-to)28-38
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - European Union, EU studies, professionalisation, European integration, integration theory

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