Jacint Jordana, Michael Keating, Axel Marx and Jan Wouters (eds.), Changing Borders in Europe: Exploring the Dynamics of Integration, Differentiation and Self-Determination in the European Union (Routledge, 2019).


Changing Borders in Europe focuses on the territorial dimension of the European Union. It examines the transformation of state sovereignty within the EU, the emergence of varied self-determination claims, and the existence of a tailor-made architecture of functional borders, established by multiple agreements.

This book helps to understand how self-determination pressures within the EU are creating growing concerns about member states’ identity, redefining multi-level government in the European space. It addresses several questions regarding two transformative processes – blurring of EU borders and state sovereignty shifts – and their interrelations from different disciplinary perspectives such as political science, law, political economy and sociology. In addition, it explores how the variable geographies of European borders may affect the issue of national self-determination in Europe, opening spaces for potential accommodations that could be compatible with existing states and legal frameworks.

This book will be of key interest for scholars, students and practitioners of EU politics, public administration, political theory, federalism and more broadly of European studies, international law, ethnic studies, political economy and the wider social sciences.

About the Editors
Jacint Jordana is Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Director of the Institute Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Spain

Michael Keating is Professor of Politics at the University of Aberdeen and Director of the Centre on Constitutional Change, UK

Axel Marx is Deputy Director of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven, Belgium.

Jan Wouters is Professor of International Law and International Organizations at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven, Belgium.