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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.

The Contrasting Fortunes of European Studies and EU Studies: Grounds for Reconciliation?
The contrasting fortunes of European studies and EU studies: Grounds for reconciliation?

Over the last few years the range of academic activities embraced by European studies has undergone something of a crisis at the same time as the ‘subfield’ of European Union (EU) studies has flourished. In the US and the UK (and perhaps more broadly), European studies — by which we mean the tradition of teaching and research rooted in broadly based understandings of Europe in its cultural, economic, political and social senses — has experienced some of the more general challenges which have faced interdisciplinary area studies (notably globalization and the ‘disciplining’ of academic endeavour). By contrast EU studies has apparently gone ...

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