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date: 21 November 2019

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Politicization refers to the increasing contentiousness of decision making in the process of regional integration. Research has focused on the conditions under which regional integration becomes politicized; how contestation over regional integration connects to domestic conflict; and the consequences of politicization for the speed and direction of regional integration. This article discusses left/right conflict and politicization, when an issue become politicized, and identity and politicization.

Keywords: EU, regional integration, decision making, politicization, identity

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