How informality can play out in European integration

Mourlon-Druol, E. (2019) How informality can play out in European integration. In: van Heumen, L. and Roos, M. (eds.) The Informal Construction of Europe. Series: Routledge/UACES contemporary European studies. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9780815351450

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This concluding chapter argues that the ambition to study informality more systematically should not be allowed to obscure the fact that historians have often already looked into informal aspects of European integration, but refrained from claiming it openly. The point is thus not to start studying informal aspects of European integration, but instead to do it consciously, explicitly, and systematically. Based on the various contributions in this volume as well as further historiographical examples, this chapter surveys the ways in which informality can be defined, then provides some examples where informality can already be found in the historiography of postwar European cooperation and integration, appraises how the chapters in this volume can be categorised, and finally explores what this can indicate for future research.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mourlon-Druol, Professor Emmanuel
Authors: Mourlon-Druol, E.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Routledge
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