EU after the crisis - a perspective on democracy and influence in a changing EU (2014:1op)

As a consequence of the economic crisis, a series of measures have been undertaken in order to strengthen the economic-political coordination in the EU. This development raises several questions in relation to the Swedish EU membership. If what we now witness is a move towards a multi-speed union, where some countries are cooperating closer than others, what are the implications for Sweden´s room for influence and how will the scope for national self-determination be affected?

In June 2013, SIEPS organised the conference “A changing EU – what implications for Sweden?”, where researchers, opinion-makers and politicians raised broad issues about democracy and influence in a changing EU. In this publication you will find – apart from a newly written introduction – three contributions presented at the conference.

The publication is part of SIEPS´ research project The constitutional development of the European Union.

Note: The publication is in Swedish only.

Sverker Gustavsson is Professor in Political Science at Uppsala University. Magnus Jerneck is Professor in Political Science at Lund University. Rutger Lindahl is Professor Emeritus in Political Science at Gothenburg University. Daniel Naurin is Associate Professor in Political Science at Gothenburg University. Göran von Sydow is Senior Researcher in Political Science at SIEPS and Stockholm University.