The EU’s ongoing ‘poly-crisis’ has drawn much scholarly attention to the role and consequences of crises in and for the EU. At the same time, crises arguably have been an integral part of European integration since the beginning. Other than conventional wisdom and some theoretical perspectives might suggest, individual crises and their outcomes display much variation in empirical terms. Striving for a systematic and comparative assessment of major integration crises and their outcomes, this thesis seeks to explain this variation. To do so, it proposes and tests a typology of different crisis outcomes and a number of explanatory factors determining the outcome. Methodologically, it conducts both within-case and cross-case analyses and builds upon a broad range of sources including primary documents as well as the secondary literature on individual crises.
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Lucas Schramm (European University Institute – SPS)