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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.

Law and Justice
Law and justice

In the postwar era, the institutions of law and justice have come to play a prominent role in European politics. The expanding influence of courts is evident in domestic politics, the supranational European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (CE), and international human rights and trade regimes. The literature on European law and justice contributes to debates in comparative and international politics on the expansion of judicial power, politics of legal integration, and globalization of law. While legal scholarship chronicles domestic, supranational, and international jurisprudence, interest among political scientists has concentrated on transformations within states and the EU. Most observers agree that legalization in Europe has progressed tremendously since the end of the Second World War, and particularly since the ...

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