EU Membership: Formal and Substantive Dimensions

Paul Craig

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Membership is central to the EU, as it is to any other international organisation. Withdrawal has assumed centre-stage through Brexit. While there is literature that is relevant to membership, most notably through academic discourse on differentiated integration, there is little more general inquiry concerning membership, the concept of which has importance and implications over and beyond more particular avenues of scholarship. This article examines the formal and substantive dimensions of membership and withdrawal in the EU.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-31
Number of pages31
JournalCambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies
StatePublished - Dec 2020


  • accession
  • differentiated integration
  • duties
  • membership
  • remedies
  • withdrawal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law


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