Sociology of the European Union

Author: Adrian Favell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230343900
Release Date: 2011-03-02
Genre: Social Science

Sociology of the European Union examines how core sociological theories, concepts and methods can be applied to the study of the EU. Carefully integrating theory and empirical research, the book: • Explores key concepts in European studies, such as Europeanization, integration and transnationalism • Assesses the social foundations of Europe, from class and citizenship to mobility and culture • Includes contributions by internationally renowned names in political, economic and cultural sociology • Contains a postface from George Ross, one of the leading figures in contemporary European Studies This thought-provoking book opens up new questions and debates whilst introducing readers to essential ideas and cutting-edge research. It is invaluable reading for students of Sociology, European Studies, Politics and International Relations.

Political Sociology European Union

Author: Jay Rowell
Publisher: Europe in Change
ISBN: 1784993948
Release Date: 2016-05-18
Genre:

The study of the European Union has historically been a theoretical battleground. Since the 1990s, new theoretical directions such as neo-institutionalism, multi-level governance and constructivism have provided a new impetus. However, despite these new inroads, empirical work has often remained sociologically and empirically underspecified. This volume seeks to bridge the gap between theory and fieldwork by developing an actor-centred political sociology. In doing so, the volume engages in a critical dialogue with the constructivist framework and proposes to build on its insights through a sociological hardening centred on European actors. The renewal of European studies through political sociology is only useful if it generates new understandings through empirical observation. This volume seeks to take a new tack on constructivism by asking what it is that Europe constructs by looking at three areas- social spaces and professions, policy 'problems' and policies and policy instruments such as the Eurobarometer.

Toward a Reflexive Political Sociology of the European Union

Author: Niilo Kauppi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319710020
Release Date: 2018-01-17
Genre: Social Science

This book argues that contemporary European politics creates new forms of transnational power that challenge the traditional parameters of the nation-state. Kauppi identifies and critically explores the evolving dynamics between national and transnational spaces, groups and knowledge, and suggests that European public policies and transnational institutions like the European Parliament create new spaces, types of knowledge and novel political practices. Toward a Reflexive Political Sociology of the European Union is structured around three parts. The first focuses on evolving transnational fields. The second explores the changing role of academics and universities. The third section engages with the works of Pierre Bourdieu on politics and the media. The issues discussed throughout the book revolve around the challenges to the nation-state and of knowledge production that is tied to it. This book will be an invaluable resource to academics and researchers interested in European politics, European Union studies and political sociology.

The European Union

Author: Chris Rumford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470752104
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Social Science

The European Union is the first full-length treatment of European integration from a sociological perspective. It redirects the core concerns of political sociology away from nationally bounded societies towards a "sociology beyond societies," capable of making a valuable contribution to thinking about the nature and problems of the European Union. Within this broad objective the book concerns itself with such key issues as the relation between the EU and globalization, the nature of the EU state, and the question of whether a European society can be said to exist. Students, scholars, and sociologists interested in the history, development, and legacies of the European Union will find this to be a unique and informative text.

Transnationale Vergesellschaftung

Author: Steffen Mau
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593403861
Release Date: 2007-08-13
Genre: Political Science

Nationale Gesellschaften sind heute keine abgeschlossenen Gebilde mehr. Die Prozesse der Globalisierung und Transnationalisierung erfassen dabei mehr und mehr die Lebenswelt jedes Einzelnen. Erfahrungen der Grenzüberschreitung in Form von Migration, Mobilität und neuen transnationalen Netzwerken veralltäglichen sich. Steffen Mau zeigt diese Entwicklungen auf, benennt ihre sozialen Brüche und fragt, ob die wachsende Entgrenzung Einstellungen, Vorurteile und Wertvorstellungen der Bürger verändert. Nicht zuletzt zeigt er, inwieweit die Bevölkerung die Globalisierung als Bedrohung oder Chance wahrnimmt.

A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe

Author: Niilo Kauppi
Publisher: ECPR Press
ISBN: 9781907301858
Release Date: 2014-02-14
Genre: Political Science

Globalisation and complex Europeanisation are two significant challenges currently influencing the restructure of the European nation-state, and redefining political power. For this volume, first-rate European scholars look at the consequences of these and other challenges faced by European societies. Contributions revisit traditional objects of political science – state sovereignty, civil society and citizenship – mixing sophisticated empirical analyses with methodological and conceptual innovations including field theory, multiple correspondence analysis, and the study of space sets. Combining qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and macro- and micro-levels, chapters have in common a contextual analysis of politics through scrutiny of configurations of groups, representations and perceptions. A transnational perspective is the common thread linking every study in this volume, which seeks to avoid methodological nationalism.

Die Sozialstruktur Europas

Author: Steffen Mau
Publisher: UTB GmbH
ISBN: 3825231453
Release Date: 2009-01-21
Genre: Social Science

Dieses Lehrbuch thematisiert die Sozialstruktur Europas aus den Perspektiven der vergleichenden Forschung und der europäischen Integration. Der Gesellschaftsvergleich beinhaltet eine umfassende Darstellung unterschiedlicher Aspekte der Sozialstruktur europäischer Länder. Im Vordergrund stehen institutionelle Arrangements, Bevölkerung und Familie, Migration, Wirtschaft und Erwerb, Bildung, Ungleichheit und Lebensqualität. Weiterhin wird untersucht, ob wir vor dem Hintergrund historischer Gemeinsamkeiten und gegenwärtiger europäischer Vergemeinschaftung von einer Europäisierung der Sozialstrukturen sprechen können. Dabei geht es um neue Ungleichheitsmuster, die Verflechtung zwischen den nationalen Gesellschaften und die Wahrnehmung Europas durch seine Bürger.

European Integration and Sport

Author: European Association for Sociology of Sport. Conference
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825876144
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Sport cultures in Europe are developing as a result on the one hand of the internal situation within each society, and on the other of adaptation of influences and directions from outside. In the process of European integration global interconnection and cultural differentiation occur simultaneously. The articles of the reader give ideas and empirical data on the role of sport in European societies and the uniting Europe.

The Impact of European Integration

Author: George A. Kourvetaris
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275953564
Release Date: 1996-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A collection of essays dealing with the political and sociological aspects of European integration.

Die Europ ische Integration als Elitenprozess

Author: Max Haller
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531914565
Release Date: 2009-02-25
Genre: Social Science

Schon lange ist evident, dass die europäische Integration vor allem von den Eliten vorangetrieben wird. Dies ist die erste Untersuchung, die diesen Sachverhalt umfassend dokumentiert und erklärt. Anhand von Daten über europäische Wahlen und Volksabstimmungen, repräsentativen Surveys, Interviews, Dokumenten und Biografien werden u.a. gezeigt: - die Charakteristika und Entwicklung, Interessen und Privlegien der politischen und ökonomischen Eliten sowie der neuen „Eurokratie“ in Brüssel; - die Erwartungen und Wahrnehmungen der Bürger und der in vielen Teilen der EU weitverbreitete Skeptizismus; - die Strategien der Eliten, die Zustimmung der Bürger zu gewinnen. Zuletzt werden die historisch-intellektuellen Ideen von „Europa“ mit der Realität der Integration seit 1945 konfrontiert und Vorschläge zur Stärkung der sozialpolitischen und demokratischen Komponenten der EU entwickelt.

Britain in Europe

Author: Tony Spybey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134817429
Release Date: 2008-02-20
Genre: Social Science

This is the first introductory sociology text to look at Britain in terms of its geographical position within Europe and its political and economic situation as a member of the European Union.

European Citizenship and Social Integration in the European Union

Author: Jürgen Gerhards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317563785
Release Date: 2015-05-22
Genre: Social Science

Since 2008, the European Union has been affected by one of the most severe crises in the history of Europe. This book builds on the work of Jürgen Habermas to answer the key question: is Europe strong enough to overcome the recent crisis? Arguing that recovery can only take place if the citizens of Europe regard themselves as members of a socially integrated European society, this volume sets out three conditions for successful European social integration: European citizens mutually respect each other as equals, accepting that all EU citizens should have equal economic, political and social rights. Those citizens objecting to the idea of European equality should not constitute a minority with potential for mobilisation that could impede the ongoing process of European social integration. Europeans act upon their equality beliefs in everyday practice – without differentiating between nationals and EU migrants. Based on a survey carried out in Germany, Spain, Poland and Turkey, the authors argue that the requirements for a socially integrated Europe are largely in place already. Their findings allow for optimism regarding the future of the EU, as the cultural foundations for a democratisation of Europe are laid. This volume develops a theoretical framework of a socially integrated European community, and will be useful for students and scholars of sociology, citizenship studies, social policy, political science and European studies.

Citizenship Identity and Immigration in the European Union

Author: Theodora Kostakopoulou
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719059984
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

European citizenship, identity and immigration are constitutive issues facing the European polity and have important consequences for domestic political systems. Blends normative political theory with European integration and develops an original theoretical framework for European Union citizenship, identity and immigration as well as a set of policy proposals for institutional reform. Challenges the conventionally held views in these areas, by arguing that a model of European citizenship and identity is vital to the construction of a democratic, heterogeneous and inclusive European polity. Crosses the boundaries of political science, law and philosophy.

Der Selbstmord Europas

Author: Douglas Murray
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783960921806
Release Date: 2018-03-19
Genre: Political Science

Sinkende Geburtenraten, unkontrollierte Masseneinwanderung und eine lange Tradition des verinnerlichten Misstrauens: Europa scheint unfähig zu sein, seine Interessen zu verteidigen. Douglas Murray, gefeierter Autor, sieht in seinem neuen Bestseller Europa gar an der Schwelle zum Freitod – zumindest scheinen sich seine politischen Führer für den Selbstmord entschieden zu haben. Doch warum haben die europäischen Regierungen einen Prozess angestoßen, wohl wissend, dass sie dessen Folgen weder absehen können noch im Griff haben? Warum laden sie Tausende von muslimischen Einwanderern ein, nach Europa zu kommen, wenn die Bevölkerung diese mit jedem Jahr stärker ablehnt? Sehen die Regierungen nicht, dass ihre Entscheidungen nicht nur die Bevölkerung ihrer Länder auseinandertreiben, sondern letztlich auch Europa zerreißen werden? Oder sind sie so sehr von ihrer Vision eines neuen europäischen Menschen, eines neuen Europas und der arroganten Überzeugung von deren Machbarkeit geblendet? Der Selbstmord Europas ist kein spontan entstandenes Pamphlet einer vagen Befindlichkeit. Akribisch hat Douglas Murray die Einwanderung aus Afrika und dem Nahen Osten nach Europa recherchiert und ihre Anfänge, ihre Entwicklung sowie die gesellschaftlichen Folgen über mehrere Jahrzehnte ebenso studiert wie ihre Einmündung in den alltäglich werdenden Terrorismus. Eine beeindruckende und erschütternde Analyse der Zeit, in der wir leben, sowie der Zustände, auf die wir zusteuern.