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This book is the first to systematically introduce and apply a social constructivist perspective to the study of European integration. Social constructivism is carefully located in terms of its philosophical and methodological origins. The wider debates and contribution of constructivist approaches to international relations are reviewed, and the insights that might then be afforded to European studies fully explored. Highlights include: new theoretical contributions to the debate by Ernst B. Haas, Andrew Moravcsik and Steve Smith; research on key aspects of European integration and EU governance applying a variety of constructivist approaches. The Social Construction of Europe provides new and important in

Social Constructivisms and European Studies
Social constructivisms and european studies
SteveSmith

The chapters in this book lead to two main conclusions: first, social constructivisms offer considerably improved explanatory power for the study of European governance; second, there is no such thing as a social constructivist approach or theory of that or any other social process. My ...

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