Report on Patterns of Variation in DI across Areas of Core State Power and Instruments of Integration
22 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2022
Date Written: June 28, 2022
The paper summarises different patterns of differentiation and reintegration in core state powers during the post-Maastricht period, based on the EUDIFF-RES dataset. Moreover, it offers a theoretical framework able to explain the observed variation. The framework is further tested by means of short empirical illustrations taken from different policy areas. Overall, the EUDIFF-RES dataset substantially contributes to our understanding of CSP differentiated integration by revealing that the behaviour of states vis-a-vis core state powers varies greatly according to the kind of resource, as well as the costs and opportunities attached to it.
Keywords: Differentiated integration, European Union, core state powers, instruments of integration
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