The State of the Union - A study of how contemporary disintegration manifests itself in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Kasper Buch Tanderup

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


Disintegration in contemporary EU shall not be understood as a one-directional process, but rather as a multidirectional process, where integration and disintegration occurs simultaneously. The politization of elections and referendums has arguably led to disintegration like Brexit, whereas a process of integration has occurred such as the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). The analysis does not present significant signs of disintegration in the examination of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Moreover, developments of the CAP can rather be understood as a ‘muddling through’ approach in contemporary EU, positioning itself in the midst of integration and disintegration. EUs role as a geo-economic hegemon has not allowed for disintegration in the agricultural sector, but the power of the nation-state shall not be interpreted as diminished but rather as transformed, providing the state new capabilities, allowing a new and different kind of authority within a global world. Further analysis of the multi-directional character of disintegration and integration of contemporary EU from the perspective of the transformation of the global and the national is recommended in order to understand the possible implications of EUs current ‘muddling through’ approach in relation to (dis-)integration processes.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2018
Antal sider27
VejledereAngela Bourne


  • EU
  • Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
  • Disintegration
  • Globalisation
  • Assemblages
  • Geo-economic strategy