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The SAGE Handbook of European Studies

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July 2009 | 680 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"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

"No one interested in Europe will be able to ignore this extraordinary collection of scholarship."
--Thomas Diaz, University of Birmingham, U.K.

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 aims to:
  • Explore the transformations that characterize contemporary Europe
  • Investigate how we can best study Europe
  • Consolidate European Studies and provide a platform for future study
  • Increase the profile of European Studies
The Handbook promotes the increasing diversity of perspectives employed in the study of contemporary Europe and EU integration is situated in the context of Europe's transformations. It offers balanced coverage of political, social, economic, cultural and institutional dimensions of Europe. It includes chapters by many leading authorities: Beck, Calhoun, della Porta, Offe, Paasi, Rosamund and Tilly.

Multi-disciplinary in organization, inclusive in coverage, and cutting-edge in scope, the Handbook is a landmark resource for anyone interested in European Studies.  

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

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.

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