Critical European Studies

Series Editor:

European Studies as a field of academic inquiry is often conflated with European Union Studies. The result is that many significant trends, processes, and events pertaining to Europe as a whole are not given adequate critical analysis. The Critical European Studies Series aims at filling this gap. Critical European Studies will have a strong grounding in many fields of research in its effort to introduce critical analyses to the study of Europe and the EU that shall be rooted in a broad spectrum of theoretical perspectives. Approaches based upon historiographical, sociological, linguistic, anthropological, post-colonial, ethnographic, philosophical, post-structuralist, feminist, etc. perspectives are particularly welcome, since these frameworks only receive sporadic attention. Without putting into question the value of specific policy approaches, although individual studies in the series might undertake this task, the Critical European Studies book series attempts to bring together alternative approaches to critical analyses of European politics (including European Union politics), while overcoming disciplinary borders and paradigms. Behind this scholarly enterprise stands an enthusiastic embrace of the project and accomplishments of the European Union, but we perceive the EU and European Union Studies in need to consider many different critical correctives of its political ideas and ideals.

The series is edited by Yannis Stivachtis, Virginia Tech.

ystivach@vt.edu

Editorial Board

József BOROCZ (Rutgers University, USA) Thomas DIEZ (University of Tuebingen, Germany) Annica KRONSELL (Lund University, Sweden) Timothy W. LUKE (Virginia Tech, USA) Ian MANNERS (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) William OUTHWAITE (Newcastle University, UK) Robert PHILLIPSON (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) Jo SHAW (University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) Gerard TOAL (Virginia Tech, USA) Nathalie TOCCI (Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Italy) Wilhelm VOSSE (Christian International University, Tokyo, Japan) Mark WEBBER (University of Birmingham, UK) Richard G. WHITMAN (University of Kent, UK) Antje WIENER (University of Hamburg, Germany) Michael WINTLE (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) Nikolaos ZAHARIADIS (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA) Jan ZIELONKA (University of Oxford, UK).

  • European Identity Revisited: New approaches and recent empirical evidence book cover

    European Identity Revisited

    New approaches and recent empirical evidence

    Edited by Viktoria Kaina, Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski, Sebastian Kuhn

    It has been argued that the emergence of a European collective identity would help overcome growing disparity caused by the increasing diversity of today’s European Union, with 28 member states and more than 500 million people. Research on European integration is facing the pressing question of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-01 
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    Critical European Studies

  • Unleashing Social Justice through EU Public Procurement book cover

    Unleashing Social Justice through EU Public Procurement

    By Antoinette Calleja

    The dramatic results of the 2014 European Parliament elections have highlighted the European Union’s urgent need for a review of the scope and purpose of its social objectives and for a reordering of European priorities. This book advocates a radical and original alternative to the current…

    Paperback – 2017-10-28 
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  • Europeanization as Discursive Practice: Constructing Territoriality in Central Europe and the Western Balkans book cover

    Europeanization as Discursive Practice

    Constructing Territoriality in Central Europe and the Western Balkans

    By Senka Neuman Stanivuković

    Europeanization as Discursive Practice adopts a poststructuralist reading of Europeanization to study the effects of EU accession in the light of political territoriality and consequent state-building processes in the EU and Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) and the Western Balkans,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-22 
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    Critical European Studies

  • Lobbyists and Bureaucrats in Brussels: Capitalism’s Brokers book cover

    Lobbyists and Bureaucrats in Brussels

    Capitalism’s Brokers

    By Sylvain Laurens

    With over 30,000 lobbyists in town, Brussels is often called the European capital of lobbying. Despite this, little is known on how this political system works in practice. This book offers an unprecedented window into the everyday relationships between bureaucrats and interest representatives.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-22 
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    Critical European Studies

  • Mapping European Empire: Tabulae imperii Europaei book cover

    Mapping European Empire

    Tabulae imperii Europaei

    By Russell Foster

    Empire and maps are mutually reliant phenomena and traceable to the dawn of civilisation. Furthermore, maps retain a supremely authoritative status as unquestioned reflections of reality. In today’s image-saturated world, their influence is more powerful now than at any other time in history. This…

    Paperback – 2017-07-04
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    Critical European Studies

  • The Democratic Quality of European Security and Defence Policy: Between Practices of Governance and Practices of Freedom book cover

    The Democratic Quality of European Security and Defence Policy

    Between Practices of Governance and Practices of Freedom

    By Evangelos Fanoulis

    Due to the increase of security challenges in the proximity of Europe, the prominence of the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) has augmented. This book is a systematic effort to empirically approach the democratic deficit of CSDP, to understand its social construction and propose ways…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19
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    Critical European Studies

  • Revisiting the European Union as Empire book cover

    Revisiting the European Union as Empire

    Edited by Hartmut Behr, Yannis A. Stivachtis

    The European Union’s stalled expansion, the Euro deficit and emerging crises of economic and political sovereignty in Greece, Italy and Spain have significantly altered the image of the EU as a model of progressive civilization. However, despite recent events the EU maintains its international…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
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    Critical European Studies

  • Discourses and Counter-discourses on Europe: From the Enlightenment to the EU book cover

    Discourses and Counter-discourses on Europe

    From the Enlightenment to the EU

    Edited by Manuela Ceretta, Barbara Curli

    The European Union plays an increasingly central role in global relations from migration to trade to institutional financial solvency. The formation and continuation of these relations – their narratives and discourses - are rooted in social, political, and economic historical relations emerging at…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
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    Critical European Studies