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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's Borders
Europe's borders

It sometimes seems that borders are everywhere in Europe today. Certainly there is an irony here. Not so long ago many commentators were eagerly anticipating a ‘borderless’ Europe, a unified space open to the movement of people, goods and finance. Yet while the completion of the EU's Single Market project offered institutional confirmation of at least certain powerful debordering tendencies, elsewhere borders, both old and new, have returned to the political scene. For instance, by the end of the 1990s the creation of new states in Central and Eastern Europe had added 8,000 miles of new frontiers to Europe's political map (Foucher, 1998: 235). Montenegro's recent separation from Serbia is only the latest political event to augment this figure. Meanwhile, the politicization ...

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