Towards a segmented European political order

Jozef Bátora and John Erik Fossum presented their new book Towards a Segmented European Political Order at Webster University, Vienna on 5 February 2020. 

The International Relations Department at Webster University will host a presentation of the new book edited by Jozef Bátora & John Erik Fossum titled Towards a Segmented European Political Order: The European Union's Post-crises Conundrum. 

About the book

This book makes a distinctive contribution to the crucial debate on the European Union (EU)’s present and future development.
It systematically examines how the range of crises and challenges over the last decade have transformed the EU and relates those findings to the discussion of an increasingly differentiated EU. It argues that the post-crises EU shows clear signs of becoming a segmented political order with in-built biases and constraints. The book spells out the key features of such an order in ideational and structural terms and shows how it more concretely manifests itself in the EU’s institutional and constitutional make-up and in how member states constrain and condition EU action. Different states impose different types of constraints, as is underlined through paying explicit attention to the Visegrád countries. See here for more information on the book.


Following the presentation of the book, Asimina Michailidou ('European Solidarity in Times of Crisis: Towards Differentiated Integration'), Bent Sofus Tranøy ('Illusions of Convergence: The Persistent Simplification of a Wicked Crisis') and Espen D.H. Olsen ('What Kind of Crisis and How to Deal with it? The Segmented Border Logic in the European Migration Crisis') will join the editors for an open discussion.

  • Introduction 
    Franco Algieri 
  • Book Presentation
    Jozef Bátora & John Erik Fossum
  • Discussion
    Jozef Bátora, John Erik Fossum & contributors 

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Published Jan. 21, 2020 2:30 PM - Last modified Feb. 14, 2020 9:17 AM