Introduction to the Special Section: Differentiated Governance in a Europe in Crises

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Table of Contents: I. Introduction. – II. Differentiated governance within the EU. – III. Brexit and differentiated governance outside the EU. – IV. Structure of this Special Section.

Abstract: This Article introduces the Special Section on “Differentiated Governance in a Europe in Crisis”, outlining the focus of the Special Section and summarising the contents of its various contributions. The Article defines the notion of differentiated governance and highlights its manifestation both within and outside the EU, and underlines how recent crises affecting the EU have increased differentiated governance.

Keywords: Brexit – crises – differentiated governance – European Union – future of Europe – integration.

European Papers, Vol. 7, 2022, No 2, pp. 857-866
2499-8249 - doi: 10.15166/2499-8249/583

* Full Professor of EU and Public Law, University of Bolzano/Bozen,
** Research Fellow, DCU Brexit Institute,
*** Full Professor of EU Law, Dublin City University,
**** Full Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law, University of Copenhagen,
***** Full Professor of Constitutional Law, Central European University,


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