"Chris Rumford has established himself as one of the most informed and incisive commentators on contemporary Europe. In this Handbook he has drawn upon this expertise to bring together some of the best scholars currently writing about Europe. Here are to be found both the best-known names and some of the younger and rising stars. 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
"No one interested in Europe will be able to ignore this extraordinary collection of scholarship."
--Thomas Diaz, University of Birmingham, U.K.
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 aims to:
- Explore the transformations that characterize contemporary Europe
- Investigate how we can best study Europe
- Consolidate European Studies and provide a platform for future study
- Increase the profile of European Studies
Multi-disciplinary in organization, inclusive in coverage, and cutting-edge in scope, the Handbook is a landmark resource for anyone interested in European Studies.
PART ONE: CONTEXTS: HISTORY, CULTURE, POLITICS
Gurminder K Bhambra
PART TWO: POLITY-BUILDING: INSTITUTIONALIZATION, GOVERNANCE, EUROPEANIZATION
Dimitris N Chryssochoou
PART THREE: THEMES AND ISSUES
John Erik Fossum
Donatella della Porta
Susanne Fuchs and Claus Offe
PART FOUR: FUTURE DIRECTIONS