The SAGE Handbook of European Studies

The SAGE Handbook of European Studies

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qThis 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.q - Professor Thomas Diez, University of Birmingham qIn 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.q - Professor Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia qAn 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.q - 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.After the initial economic boom derived from German reunification, Western Europe experienced a recession; the restructuring ... of traditionally state- dominated sectors, such as electricity, telecommunications, railways, and so on, were sold off and ... would lead to the drafting of a treaty establishing a constitution for Europe a€“ for a discussion of this process see Crum, 2005). The Lisbon agenda was both a practical marker and an important symbol of Europea#39;s realization that it was stillanbsp;...


Title:The SAGE Handbook of European Studies
Author: Chris Rumford
Publisher:SAGE - 2009-06-18
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