European Integration, Processes of Change and the National Experience

by Dr Stefanie Börner & Dr Monika Eigmüller

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Series: Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology

Publication Date: May 28, 2015

ISBN: 9781137411266

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Studying European integration remains a complex venture both in methodological and theoretical terms, especially when societal changes are considered equally to political and economic changes. In order to gain a better understanding of the diverse processes of European integration, this volume provides a new perspective comparing past experiences of change to current transitional moments at the European level using a unique inter-temporal methodological approach. This new approach aims for a historically informed understanding of European integration that does not simply reproduce national categories.

In focusing on changing political, judicial and economic order, as well as on the social dimensions, European Integration, Processes of Change and the National Experience addresses key questions about European society, integration in the EU and social change. The collection reveals the social construction of emergent polities and societies and provides new methods for confronting the theoretical puzzles of the European Union.