Solidarity in the European Union : A Fundamental Value in Crisis
Grimmel, Andreas (EDT)
Giang, Susanne My (EDT)
176 p. 24 cm
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.
Table of Contents
1. Solidarity Lost? The European Union and the Crisis of One of Its Core Values.- part 1.- Solidarity as a Concept and Fudamental Value in the European Union.- 2. Applying the Idea of Solidarity to Europe.- 3. Solidarity in the EU: a Critique of Solidarity and of the EU.- 4. Solidarity as a Legal Concept.- 5. European Solidarity and its Limits: Insights from Current Political Challenges.- Part 2. The Crisis of Solidarity.- 6. Actual Patterns of Migration Flows: The Challenge of Migration and Asylum in Contemporary Europe.- 7. Solidarity in European Migration Policy: The Perspective Of The Visegrad States.- 8. Structural Injustice: The Eurozone Crisis and the Duty of Solidarity.- 9. Disintegration from Within: Independence and Separatist Movements, the EU Response, and the Role of Solidarity.- 10.The EU Falling Apart? Theoretical Discussions of Brexit, Grexit and Other Exit Scenarios.- 11. Inconvenient Solidarities': Extreme-Right Online Networks and the Construction of a Critical Frame Against Europe.- 12. Solidarity in the European Union: Fundamental Value or 'Empty Signifier'.