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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

Constructing Europe? The Evolution of Nation-State Identities
Constructing europe? The evolution of nation-state identities
MartinMarcussenThomasRisseDanielaEngelmann-MartinHans JoachimKnopfKlausRoscher

This chapter investigates the impact of deep-rooted identity constructions relating to ‘Europe’ and of ideas about European political order on the way in which political élites in France, Germany and ...

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