Type
Article
Title
Introduction: the politicisation of permanent crisis in Europe
In
Journal of European Integration
Editor
GB : Routledge
Volume
42
Number
5
Pages
609 - 624 p.
ISSN
07036337
Keywords
Crises, politicisation, European integration, framing
Abstract
EN
Taking stock of the numerous crises that have confronted Europe in the last decade, this special issue investigates the relationship between crisis and the politicisation of the process of European integration. It draws attention in so doing to the epistemic construction of crises. In this conceptual overview, we discuss first, how crises are framed and reframed in relation to the constitutive elements of a political community. Second, we explore the extent to which, and how, the emergence of different understandings of crisis and the ensuing frame competition between them contribute to such politicisation. By elucidating the link between the politics of a now seemingly permanent crisis in Europe and the politicisation of European integration, this introduction sets the framework informing all of the articles in this special issue.

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