In 2017 the cohesion of the European Union has come under threat as never before. Populist-right anti-European parties have either entered governments or come close to doing so. The Brexit process is going forward, and the integrity of some states is being threatened by secessionist movements.
The transform! yearbook 2018 examines who actually voted for the populist right in France and Austria and reviews the evolution of the European project from the Cold War through the end of east-west system competition and Maastricht’s establishment of economic governance. Authors from across Europe analyse the system’s tendency to produce divergence and consider strategies for reforming or dismantling it or for single-country exit with its difficulties and ironies.
transform! 2018 is the fourth of an annual series reporting on and analysing European political and social developments.