EU's internal dynamics
To understand the European Union today, it is no longer sufficient to study big treaty debates or rounds of enlargement. Contemporary EU dynamics involve the increasing political contestation of daily politics and policy in a maturing polity. The global financial crisis, global warming, energy and food inflation, and human rights protection are all examples of daily EU politics and their interdependence with member state politics.
The unit seeks to analyse EU politics and policy through a focus on four themes central to the relationships between the EU and its member states, in particular Denmark. The unit’s forthcoming research project on ‘Danish Europolitical Alignments’ is centred on this focus. It will involve the study of the impact and interplay of euroscepticism, the EU opt outs, the Nordic dimension, and normative EU politics on the dynamics of Denmark’s EU politics.
About the research unit