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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.

Europe and Global Governance
Europe and global governance

The developments in European political, economic, social and cultural spaces in the past 50 years have been of utmost importance to the emergence of many aspects of the global governance agenda. However, it has been just one among many such continental and regional expressions of this kind. In terms of definition, we must avoid conflating the concept of Europe as a multiple space in which actors shape a multilayered governance system, with the supranational organization, the European Union. There are different dimensions of Europe which create different organizational configurations. In turn, these are interconnected and feed off each other. On one hand, this multilayered, multilevel and multidimensional conceptualization of Europe has to be regarded as one of the ...

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