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New chapter by Ian Manners on the European Union and planetary organic crisis

In a chapter on ‘European Communion and Planetary Organic Crisis’, Ian Manners argues that economic, social, ecological, conflictual, and political crises of the EU are not separate, but part of the same planetary crisis.

The most common way of theorising the European Union’s crises is to see them as, at best, a run of ‘bad luck’, or at worst as ‘multiple challenges’. This chapter brings two very different perspectives to the study of the European Union and its crises by theorising European (dis)integration using the Critical Social Theory of ‘European communion’ within the context of ‘planetary organic crisis’.

Author and Title: Ian Manners, ‘European Communion and Planetary Organic Crisis’, in Nathalie Brack and Seda Gürkan (eds.) Theorising the Crises of the European Union (Abingdon: Routledge, 2021), pp. 159-182.

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