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Horizontal Europeanisation

The Transnationalisation of Daily Life and Social Fields in Europe, 1st Edition

Edited by Martin Heidenreich


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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

Martin Heidenreich

Part 1: Theoretical Overview

2. The Europeanisation of Social Fields and the Social Space: A Theoretical Framework

Martin Heidenreich

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

Jürgen Gerhards, Zsófia S. Ignácz, Florian K. Kley, Holger Lengfeld & Maximilian Priem

4. Free to Move. The Evolution of the European Migration Network, 1960–2017

Jan Delhey, Monika Verbalyte, Auke Aplowski & Emanuel Deutschmann

5. The Europeanisation of Income and Labour Market Inequality During the Eurozone Crisis

Martin Heidenreich, Sven Broschinski & Matthias Pohlig

Part 3: The Europeanisation of Social Fields

6. The Contested Europeanisation of Collective Bargaining Fields

Susanne Pernicka, Vera Glassner, Nele Dittmar & Klaus Neundlinger

7. Europeanisation and Global Academic Capitalism: The Case of the European Research Council

Vincent Gengnagel, Stephanie Beyer, Christian Baier & Richard Münch

8. A European Field of Public Administration? Administrative Co-Operation of Asylum Agencies in the Dublin System

Christian Lahusen & Marius Wacker

9. Europeanisation at Home? Features and Obstacles of Domestic EU Professionalism

Sebastian M. Büttner, Steffen Mau, Lucia Leopold & Katharina Zimmermann

Part 4: Summary and Outlook

10. Architectures, Modes and Conflicts. The Europeanisation of Social Fields and the Social Space

Martin Heidenreich & Jenny Preunkert

About the Editor

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.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Sociology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General