The Social Construction of Europe

The Social Construction of Europe

by Thomas Christiansen
     
 

ISBN-10: 076197265X

ISBN-13: 9780761972655

Pub. Date: 06/01/2001

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book is the first to systematically introduce and apply a social constructivist perspective to the study of European integration. Social constructivism is carefully located in terms of its philosophical and methodological origins. The wider debates and contribution of constructivist approaches to international relations are reviewed, and the insights that

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This book is the first to systematically introduce and apply a social constructivist perspective to the study of European integration. Social constructivism is carefully located in terms of its philosophical and methodological origins. The wider debates and contribution of constructivist approaches to international relations are reviewed, and the insights that might then be afforded to European studies fully explored.

Highlights include: new theoretical contributions to the debate by Ernst B. Haas, Andrew Moravcsik and Steve Smith; research on key aspects of European integration and EU governance applying a variety of constructivist approaches.

The Social Construction of Europe provides new and important in

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761972655
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Series:
Europe Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Thomas Christiansen, Knud Erik J[sl]orgensen and Antje Wiener
PART ONE: SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVISM AND THEORIZING EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
Does Constructivism Subsume Neofunctionalism? - Ernst B Haas
Understanding the European Union as a Federal Polity - Rey Koslowski
Social Construction and European Integration - Jeffrey T Checkel
PART TWO: SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVIST PERSPECTIVES IN STUDIES OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
Postnational Constitutionalism in the European Union - Jo Shaw
Speaking 'Europe' - Thomas Diez
The Politics of Integration Discourse
Constructing Europe? - Martin Marcussen, Thomas Risse, Daniela Englemann-Martin, Hans-Joachim Knopf and Klaus Roscher
The Evolution of Nation State Identities
Constructing Institutional Interests - K M Fierke and Antje Wiener
EU and NATO Enlargement
Reconstructing a Common European Foreign Policy - Kenneth Glarbo
Discourses of Globalization and European Identities - Ben Rosamond
PART THREE: DEBATING APPROACHES TO EUROPEAN INTEGRATION
Constructivism and European Integration - Andrew Moravcsik
A Critique
Social Constructivisms and European Studies - Steve Smith
The Social Construction of Social Constructivism - Thomas Risse and Antje Wiener

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