European Governmentality: The Liberal Drift of Multilevel Governance

European Governmentality: The Liberal Drift of Multilevel Governance

by Richard Munch


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138829879
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/26/2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Richard Münch is Professor of Sociology at Bamberg University, Germany. He is Associate Editor of the journal Sociological Theory. His most recent publications include Nation and Citizenship in the Global Age and The Ethics of Modernity.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

Introduction 1

1 European regulation: towards an adversarial process 11

2 European law: constructing a liberal society by jurisdiction 28

3 The French dilemma: postnational republicanism against economic liberalism 84

4 The German dilemma: constitutional federalism against unconstitutional supranationalism 101

5 The British dilemma: free trade and domestic parliamentary sovereignty against foreign supranational rule 119

Conclusion: constitutional liberalism as a model for the semantic construction of Europe? 136

Appendix 157

Bibliography 160

Index 178

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