The SAGE Handbook of European Studies

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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.
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Editorial Reviews

Professor Thomas Diez
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 Krishan Kumar
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.
Journal of Contemporary European Studies
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412933957
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Pages: 680
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Chris Rumford arrived at Royal Holloway on 1 September 2003 following a period as Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Istanbul Kultur University, and Visiting Fellow, City University, London. Chris has held a variety of positions including Senior Researcher at the Economic Development Foundation in Istanbul (IKV), and British Studies Consultant at the British Council.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Shifting Terrain of European Studies - Chris Rumford
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
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
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
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
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