Renegotiating Rights: Labour Regulation and the Enlargement of the European Union
The project was conducted with financial support of a British Academy Larger Research Grant.
In order to secure social cohesion and legitimacy it is crucial for every state to meet and to react to certain historically institutionalised expectations and demands of its citizens. However, in a world undergoing dramatic changes this task may become difficult. Borders become more and more permeable and states face diverse pressures from above and below. Will these changes hollow out the state in the long run, or, is there some way of moderate reform that could help the state persist as a strong pattern of societal organisation, even in post-national settings?
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Please find the Final Report here.