"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, University of Birmingham
"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
"An impressive account of the state of the art of the study of contemporary Europe... This is an outstanding work and a definite companion to all those interested in contemporary Europe."
- Journal of Contemporary European Studies
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:
Explores the transformations that characterize contemporary Europe
Investigates how we can best study Europe
Consolidates European studies and provides a platform for future study
Increases the profile of European studies.
The Handbookpromotes the increasing diversity of perspectives employed in the study of contemporary Europe and EU integration and is situated within the context of Europe's transformations. It offers balanced coverage of political, social, economic, cultural and institutional dimensions of Europe, and includes chapters by leading authorities including Ulrich Beck, Craigh Calhoun, Donatella della Porta, Claus Offe, Anssi Paasi, Ben Rosamond, Gurminder Bhambra and Charles Tilly.
Multidisciplinary in organization, inclusive in coverage and cutting-edge in scope, The SAGE Handbook of European Studies is a landmark resource for anyone interested in Europe.
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.
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