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Enlargement, association, accession – a normative account of membership in a union of states

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This paper deals with the legitimacy of the EU’s external borders and the decision-making rules for changing them. First, while the EU should not indefinitely expand, we can identify no normative grounds for precluding in advance any liberal democratic nation-states from participation in the European project. Second, for those countries having more or less thick legal ties with the EU, or who are otherwise substantially affected by European decision-making, we argue for the institutionalisati...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/07036337.2017.1327523

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
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Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of European Integration / Revue d'Intégration Européenne Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
5
Pages:
529–543
Publication date:
2017-05-10
Acceptance date:
2017-04-30
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EISSN:
1477-2280
ISSN:
0703-6337
Pubs id:
pubs:709130
URN:
uri:d6863dbd-88ca-4bcc-9a15-80691d25e822
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uuid:d6863dbd-88ca-4bcc-9a15-80691d25e822
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pubs:709130

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