The SAGE Handbook of European Studies
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The SAGE Handbook of European Studies



© 2009 | 680 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"This volume brings together some of the biggest names in European Studies to analyse the most important trajectories of Europe's development and the challenges faced by the continent today. No one interested in Europe will be able to ignore this extraordinary collection of scholarship."
- Professor Thomas Diez, University of Birmingham


"In its range and comprehensiveness it will be hard to beat; and it will certainly become an invaluable resource for sociologists, political scientists, historians and all others seeking the best information and most up-to-the-date approaches to the study of Europe today."
- Professor Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia


"An impressive account of the state of the art of the study of contemporary Europe... This is an outstanding work and a definite companion to all those interested in contemporary Europe."
- Journal of Contemporary European Studies


Europe is one of the world's oldest civilizations. But what does it mean to be European today? What place does Europe have in global affairs? How should we analyze its key institutions, system of governance and broader cultural, social and political dynamics? This exhaustive and timely handbook:

  • Explores the transformations that characterize contemporary Europe
  • Investigates how we can best study Europe
  • Consolidates European studies and provides a platform for future study
  • Increases the profile of European studies.

The Handbookpromotes the increasing diversity of perspectives employed in the study of contemporary Europe and EU integration and is situated within the context of Europe's transformations. It offers balanced coverage of political, social, economic, cultural and institutional dimensions of Europe, and includes chapters by leading authorities including Ulrich Beck, Craigh Calhoun, Donatella della Porta, Claus Offe, Anssi Paasi, Ben Rosamond, Gurminder Bhambra and Charles Tilly.

Multidisciplinary in organization, inclusive in coverage and cutting-edge in scope, The SAGE Handbook of European Studies is a landmark resource for anyone interested in Europe. 

 

Introduction: The Shifting Terrain of European Studies Chris Rumford
 
PART ONE: CONTEXTS: HISTORY, CULTURE, POLITICS
Europe Transformed, 1945 - 2000 Charles Tilly
The European Heritage: History, Memory and Time Gerard Delanty
Europe beyond East and West William Outhwaite
Postcolonial Europe: Or, Understanding Europe in Times of the Post-Colonial Gurminder K Bhambra
 
PART TWO: POLITY-BUILDING: INSTITUTIONALIZATION, GOVERNANCE, EUROPEANIZATION
Supranational Governance Ben Rosamond
National Interests Jeffrey Lewis
Markets Michelle Egan
Law and Justice Lisa Conant
A Question of Democracy, or, Facing up to the Future of Europe Dimitris N Chryssochoou
Competing Visions of European Union Craig Parsons
Enlargement and the Meaning of Europe John McCormick
 
PART THREE: THEMES AND ISSUES
Uses and Abuses of the Concept of Integration Philomena Murray
Economic Growth and Global Competitiveness Amy Verdun
Agricultural Policy and Protectionism Wyn Grant
Europe and Global Governance Jose Magone
The Geopolitics of European Freedom and Security John Agnew
Nationalism and Transnationalism Victor Roudometof
Migration, Minorities, Marginality: New Directions in European Research Franck Duvell
Citizenship, Deomocracy and the Public Sphere John Erik Fossum
Social Movements Donatella della Porta
Multiculturalism and Public Culture: A Historical Critique Nick Stevenson
Religion: Towards a Post-Secular Europe? Effie Fokas
The Welfare State in an Enlarged European Union Susanne Fuchs and Claus Offe
Cities and Territorial Competitiveness Neil Brenner
Regions and Regional Dynamics Anssi Paasi
Borders William Walters
An Intellectual Homeland: Governing Mobilities and Space in European Education Martin Lawn
Network Europe and Information Society Barrie Axford
 
PART FOUR: FUTURE DIRECTIONS
Reconciling EU and European Studies: Historical Perspectives on Regional Integration Francis McGowan
Normative Power Europe: A trans-Disciplinary Approach to European Studies Ian Manners
Europe as a Post-Emotional Idea Stjepan Mestrovic
Understanding the Real Europe: A Cosmopolitanism Vision Ulrich Beck
The Mountain Comes to Muhammad: Global Islam in Provincial Europe Faisal Devji
Cosmopolitan Europe and European Studies Craig Calhoun

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Chapter Two PDF


This volume brings together some of the biggest names in European Studies to analyse the most important trajectories of Europe's development and the challenges faced by the continent today. No one interested in Europe will be able to ignore this extraordinary collection of scholarship.

Professor Thomas Diez
Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham

Chris Rumford has established himself as one of the most informed and incisive commentators on contemporary Europe. In this Handbook he has drawn upon this expertise to bring together some of the best scholars currently writing about Europe. Here are to be found both the best-known names and some of the younger and rising stars. In its range and comprehensiveness it will be hard to beat; and it will certainly become an invaluable resource for sociologists, political scientists, historians and all others seeking the best information and most up-to-the-date approaches to the study of Europe today.

Professor Krishan Kumar
University of Virginia

Chris Rumford's edited SAGE Handbook of European Studies offers an impressive account of the state of the art of the study of contemporary Europe... Overall, this is an outstanding work and a definite companion to all those interested in contemporary Europe.

Journal of Contemporary European Studies

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