A shift is taking place in the self-description of the European integration project.
There is a notion that the Union is more than an elaborate institutional machinery.
This shift responds to a particular context : the Union is currently facing an "existential crisis".
Given this, it is vital to consider European integration as a way to structure or deconstruct modes of existence and modes of coexistence.
How do we grasp existential Europe? How do we explore the social practices, individual dispositions, sentiments and beliefs lying beyond the institutional facade of the European Union's crises?
This volume will address these questions by understanding European law, and EU law in particular, as one of the main social practices which forms our lives in Europe.
It will seek to examine the ways in which European law shapes and interconnects with the individual's relationship to Europe, political forms and social forms.
This thoughtful and reflective book offers an important response to the current upheavals in the EU and EU law.