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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.
Chapter 31: Normative Power Europe: A Transdisciplinary Approach to European Studies
As this book illustrates, the field of European studies is constituted by the need to constantly rethink how best to study contemporary Europe and the transformations which characterize it. European studies is, as Craig Calhoun neatly surmised, ‘always already there and still in formation’ (Calhoun, 2003a; see also Lindström, 2002; Manners, 2003; Rumford and Murray, 2003a, 2003b; Wallace, 2000; Warleigh, 2004). From my per spective, the field of European studies has been one largely defined by three analytical features. First, it primarily consists of multidisciplinary perspectives on Europe, including language and literature, history, politics, economics, law, geography, sociology, cultural studies, and more (for examples, see Sakwa and Stevens, ...