EU policies in times of crisis:
Mechanisms of change and varieties of outcomes

Duration: Autumn 2014 - Summer 2016

European integration is in a time of crisis. This has a profound impact on different EU policies. The Institute for European Integration Research has therefore led a major collaborative project uniting international and internal colleagues in the quest for developing a theory how and when crisis may induce policy breakthrough as opposed to stalemate. The team compared the effects of the recent financial, economic and neighbourhood crises on the EU’s main policy domains, including financial market integration, trade, health, migration, research, energy, foreign and state aid policies.

The results of this projects have been published in one of the major journals in the field, the Journal of European Integration (included in the Social Sciences Citation Index, SSCI): Link to special issue, and will be published as a book with Routledge, London and New York.

Gerda Falkner's article covering the main findings of the project has "open access" for all: Link to open access.

Further insights have been published in an article for a special issue edited by Brigid Laffan in West European Politics (SSCI indexed journal): Falkner, Gerda: The EU's problem-solving capacity and legitimacy. (Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fwep20/current).

Here is the list of contributors and articles: