Power Shift: Towards Germany Hegemony in the European Union?

This paper draws on work being conducted with William Paterson for a co-authored book, Germany and the European Union: Europe’s reluctant hegemon, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2016. Research was conducted in autumn 2014 in Berlin at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik and the Kolleg-Forschergruppe ‘The Transformative Power Of Europe’, Free University of Berlin with funding from the German Academic Exchange Council. I am grateful for the support offered for my research.