This seminar introduces a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy, organised and edited by Frank Schimmelfenning, examining the external rebordering of the EU.
This seminar introduces a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy, organised and edited by Frank Schimmelfenning, which examines the external rebordering of the EU: the closure and hardening of the EU’s external boundaries as a result of the EU’s internal crises and the geopolitical shifts around it.
In a variety of policy domains and drawing on different data sources, the project analyses the development of external bordering, the political processes producing external bordering and the interaction between external and internal boundary formation.
The special issue addresses relevant current developments in European integration and seeks to put external bordering on the theoretical agenda of the study of European integration. Theorizing European integration as an interaction of internal and external bordering not only provides a more complete picture of the integration process but may also lead to insights on the conditions and trajectories of integration that the predominant focus on the EU’s internal boundaries omits.
Presenters: Frank Schimmelfenning, Markus Jachtenfuchs, Philipp Genschel, Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni.
Commentator: Chris Bickerton