Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2016

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781784993948

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

  • Bridges the gap between theory and fieldwork by developing an actor-centred political sociology
  • Engages in a critical dialogue with the constructivist framework and proposes to build on its insights through a sociological hardening centred on European actors
  • Takes 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