A Problematic of the Political Norm for the "Internal Enlargement" of the European Union

  • Darius Defoe White Farjam

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)


The regional governments of Catalonia and Scotland have argued that they would be able to remove their region from their respective host state and gain automatic entry to the European Union. This is what is known in academia as an “internal enlargement” of the European Union. This dissertation will argue, firstly, that advocacy on behalf of the feasibility of an “internal enlargement” can be considered an example of “normative entrepreneurship” and could have potentially far - reaching effects for European integration. Secondly, this dissertation will attempt to delineate some of the areas of this emerging “political norm” which can be regarded as problematic for the pursuit of European integration as a means of forwarding a political agenda that favours the creation of a European demos and truly representative European institutions.
Date of Award5 Dec 2018
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Bristol
SupervisorNieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan (Supervisor)

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