The Social Construction of Europe

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761972655
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/2001
  • Series: Europe Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Antje Wiener joined the Department in March 2007 as Professor of Politics and International Relations. Her Political Science degrees are from Carleton University, Canada (Ph D 1996) and the Free University of Berlin (MA/Dipl Pol 1989). She has taught at the Free University of Berlin, Stanford University, Carleton University, the Universities of Sussex, Hannover, Queen's Belfast and Trento. Her research and teaching interests are in International Relations theory and International Law, Global Constitutionalism and European Integration theory

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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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