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The Handbook promotes the increasing diversity of perspectives employed in the study of contemporary Europe and EU integration is situated in the context of Europe’s transformations. It offers balanced coverage of political, social, economic, cultural and institutional dimensions of Europe. It includes chapters by many leading authorities: Beck, Calhoun, della Porta, Offe, Paasi, Rosamund and Tilly. Multi-disciplinary in organization, inclusive in coverage, and cutting-edge in scope, the Handbook is a landmark resource for anyone interested in European Studies.

Uses and Abuses of the Concept of Integration
Uses and abuses of the concept of integration

A reassessment of the European Union (EU) studies in recent years has seen an increasing interplay among disciplines, resulting in increased breadth and depth of conceptual development. The need for sustained dialogue between EU studies and international relations (IR) has been persuasively argued by scholars, such as, Warleigh (2006), while the need to break down the barriers between disciplines and subdisciplines and particularly what Peterson regards as phoney wars between IR and comparative politics (CP) has, for some time, been a theme in the examination of the state of the study of the EU (Hix, 1999; Peterson, 2001; Pollack, 2001; Rumford and Murray, 2003a). In addition, the study of the ...

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