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Solidarity in the European Union

A Fundamental Value in Crisis

Editors: Grimmel, Andreas, Giang, Susanne My (Eds.)

  • Identifies the lack of solidarity as one of the most pressing challenges for the European Union
  • Offers case studies on contemporary challenges such as the refugee crisis, the Eurozone crisis, nationalist and separatist movements, and the Brexit
  • Discusses different solutions for the most pressing problems in EU politics
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This volume approaches the current crisis of solidarity in the European Union from a multidisciplinary perspective. The contributions explore the concept of solidarity, its role in the European integration process, and analyze the risks entailed by a lack of solidarity.
Experts from various academic fields, such as political science, law, sociology, and philosophy, shed new light on contemporary challenges such as the migrant and refugee crisis, the Eurozone crisis, nationalist and separatist movements, and Brexit. Finally, they also discuss different solutions for the most pressing problems in EU politics.
The book has two main aims: Firstly, to show that solidarity is a key element in solving the EU’s contemporary problems; and secondly, to reveal how the crisis of solidarity has become a crucial test for the integration project, as the nature of the crisis goes beyond the well-known shortcomings in the EU’s structure and problem-solving capacities.

About the authors

Dr. Andreas Grimmel is Research Associate and Lecturer at the Institute for Political Science at Universität Hamburg and at the Institute for European Integration, Europa-Kolleg in Hamburg. He has been Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, the University of Cambridge and Sciences Po in Paris. Furthermore, he was Chercheur en Sciences Politiques at the European Court of Justice (CJEU) and postdoctoral Guest Researcher at ARENA – Centre for European Studies in Oslo, at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, and at the Fudan Development Institute (FDDI) in Shanghai. His research includes European Union politics and European integration, regional integration, international organizations as well as political theory and philosophy.
Susanne My Giang (Dipl. Pol.) is PhD candidate at Universität Hamburg, Institute for Political Science. She has studied Political Science and Southeast Asia Studies and was Visiting Fellow at the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences in Boston/USA. After finishing her studies, she worked at the Centre d'Études et de Recherches Internationales (CERI) at Sciences Po in Paris. Furthermore, she was a Guest Researcher at the Department of Political Science and the Center for International Climate and Energy Policy (CICEP) at the University of Oslo, at the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam National University in Hanoi, at the Institute for Political Science, Universität Heidelberg, and at the Fudan Development Institute (FDDI) in Shanghai. Her main research fields are energy system transformation as well as environmental and climate policy in Southeast Asia.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Solidarity Lost? The European Union and the Crisis of One of Its Core Values

    Grimmel, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Applying the Idea of Solidarity to Europe

    Steinvorth, Ulrich

    Pages 9-19

  • Solidarity in the EU: A Critique of Solidarity and of the EU

    Beutler, Bengt

    Pages 21-35

  • Solidarity as a Legal Concept

    Kotzur, Markus

    Pages 37-45

  • European Solidarity and Its Limits: Insights from Current Political Challenges

    Knodt, Michèle (et al.)

    Pages 47-64

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57036-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57035-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Solidarity in the European Union
Book Subtitle
A Fundamental Value in Crisis
Editors
  • Andreas Grimmel
  • Susanne My Giang
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57036-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57036-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57035-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 175
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