Opting out of the European Union : diplomacy, sovereignty and European integration / Rebecca Adler-Nissen, University of Copenhagen.Material type: BookPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.Description: xi, 253 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781107043213 (hardback).Subject(s): European Union countries -- Politics and government | Nationalism -- Europe | Group identity -- Political aspects -- Europe | Political sociology | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General | Europe -- Economic integration -- Political aspects | Europe -- Economic integration -- Social aspects | Europe -- Politics and government | European Union countries -- Foreign relations | ევროკავშირიDDC classification: 341.242/2 Online resources: Cover image
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Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Disintegrating Europe?; 3. A political sociology of European integration; 4. The stigma of Euro-outsiderness; 5. Through the revolving doors of freedom, justice and security; 6. Late sovereign diplomacy; 7. Conclusion.
"Opting Out of the European Union European integration continues to deepen despite major crises and attempts to take back sovereignty. A growing number of member states are reacting to a more constraining EU by negotiating opt-outs. This book provides the first in-depth account of how opt-outs work in practice. It examines the most controversial cases of differentiated integration: the British and Danish opt- outs from Economic and Monetary Union and European policies on borders, asylum, migration, internal security and justice. Drawing on over one hundred interviews with national representatives and EU officials, the author demonstrates how representatives manage the stigma of opting out, allowing them to influence even political sensitive areas covered by their opt- outs. Developing a practice approach to European integration, the book shows how everyday negotiations transform national interests into European ideals. It is usually assumed that states opt out to preserve sovereignty, but Adler-Nissen argues that national opt-outs may actually reinforce the integration process"-- Provided by publisher.