Editor’s Introduction

The EU : A Power at Crossroads?


  • Rohee Dasgupta Jindal School of International Affairs




At a time when historical institutionalism and multilevel policy making of the EU are at critical junctures calling for implementation of austerity measures and public policy reforms all leading to grim belt-tightening, it is clear that the future of the eurozone is more likely to be decided by the real economies. Over the last four years, the transformative potential of the EU has shifted from the margins to the centre prompting an examination of the process by which it has acquired specificity and substance of its increasingly complex political structures, legislative initiatives, national and cosmopolitan forms of citizenship. Whether the eurozone will survive is dependent on the European Council’s capacity to establish transitional arrangements like integration of energy, transport, communications, and services, together with higher infrastructure investment which may impede the crisis and restore trust among its members.


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Author Biography

Rohee Dasgupta, Jindal School of International Affairs

Rohee Dasgupta is Assistant Professor and Executive Director of the Centre for European Studies at the Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University. Her interdisciplinary research interests include European geo-politics and governance, European minorities, law and religion in Europe, Jewish identity in east-central Europe, legal pluralism and Jewish identity, transitional justice, cosmopolitanism, Israel studies, anthropology and human rights. Besides working on an ethnographic monograph on Renewing Jewish Identity in Poland, she has been a fellow at the 2012 Schusterman Summer Institute for Israel Studies, Brandeis University




How to Cite

Dasgupta, R. (2012). Editor’s Introduction: The EU : A Power at Crossroads?. Jindal Journal of International Affairs, 2(1), XI-XIV. https://doi.org/10.54945/jjia.v2i1.26




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