European Integration and the Problem of the State

A Critique of the Bordering of Europe

  • Stefan Borg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Stefan Borg
    Pages 1-19
  3. Stefan Borg
    Pages 80-95
  4. Stefan Borg
    Pages 96-116
  5. Stefan Borg
    Pages 117-137
  6. Stefan Borg
    Pages 138-146
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 147-181

About this book


This study argues that the practices of European integration reproduce, rather than transcend, the practices of modern statecraft. Therefore, the project of European integration is plagued by similar ethico-political dilemmas as the modern state, and is ultimately animated by a similar desire to either expel or interiorize difference.


European Union European Integration Studies the State Statecraft Deconstruction Post-structuralism desegregation Europe European Integration European Union (EU) political theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefan Borg
    • 1
  1. 1.Swedish Institute of International AffairsSweden

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