Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 November 2011

272 Pages | 9 Tables, black & white, 5 Graphs, 2 Figures

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719082436

Bookseller Code (06)


A Political Sociology of the European Union

Reassessing constructivism

Jay Rowell and Michel Mangenot

Published by Manchester University Press

Europe in Change MUP

  • The book uses an innovatory approach to mobilise different strands of political sociology to make constructivist perspectives more robust Fills gaps in the current debates in European studies about Europeanisation, the construction of European 'fields', public policy and the sociology of European actors Theoretical tools derived from political sociology are mobilsed to improve the understanding of what Europe is and what Europe does This book is built around a network of thirteen researchers engaged in the study of institutionalisation processes and the role of social actors in the emergence of a European polity A broad range of contextx are discussed across individual chapters adding to the scholarship on the European institutions, social spaces and policy tools