The European Union: A Political Sociology

The European Union: A Political Sociology

Editor(s): Chris Rumford

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631226178

Online ISBN: 9780470753569

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753569

About this Book

The European Union is the first full-length treatment of European integration from a sociological perspective. It redirects the core concerns of political sociology away from nationally bounded societies towards a "sociology beyond societies," capable of making a valuable contribution to thinking about the nature and problems of the European Union. Within this broad objective the book concerns itself with such key issues as the relation between the EU and globalization, the nature of the EU state, and the question of whether a European society can be said to exist. Students, scholars, and sociologists interested in the history, development, and legacies of the European Union will find this to be a unique and informative text.

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