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European integration has transformed the social life of European citizens. Daily life and work no longer take place primarily in a local and national context, but increasingly in a European and transnational frame – a process of ‘horizontal Europeanisation’ which, while increasing the life chances of European citizens, also brings about conflicts among them. This book focuses on processes of Europeanisation in the academic, bureaucratic, professional and associational field, as well as on the Europeanisation of solidarity, networks and social inequalities. Drawing on detailed empirical studies and attending to the reinforcement of centre‐periphery structures in Europe, it analyses the dynamics of horizontal Europeanisation processes, highlighting the crucial role of national practices and perceptions in a transnational context, as well as the related conflicts between the winners and losers in this process. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology and political science with interests in European integration, social change and social stratification.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: The Transnationalisation of Daily Life and Social Fields in Europe Part 1: Theoretical Overview 2. The Europeanisation of Social Fields and the Social Space: A Theoretical Framework Part 2: The Europeanisation of Social Space 3. How Strong is European Welfare Solidarity? Results from a Comparative Survey Conducted in 13 EU Member States 4. Free to Move. The Evolution of the European Migration Network, 1960–2017 5. The Europeanisation of Income and Labour Market Inequality During the Eurozone Crisis Part 3: The Europeanisation of Social Fields 6. The Contested Europeanisation of Collective Bargaining Fields 7. Europeanisation and Global Academic Capitalism: The Case of the European Research Council 8. A European Field of Public Administration? Administrative Co-Operation of Asylum Agencies in the Dublin System 9. Europeanisation at Home? Features and Obstacles of Domestic EU Professionalism Part 4: Summary and Outlook 10. Architectures, Modes and Conflicts. The Europeanisation of Social Fields and the Social Space
Martin Heidenreich is Professor of Sociology at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany, and Jean Monnet Chair for European Studies. He is the editor of Exploring Inequality in Europe: Diverging Income and Employment Opportunities in the Crisis and co-editor of Integrating Social and Employment Policies in Europe: Active Inclusion and Challenges for Local Welfare Governance.