European Integration and the Problem of the State

A Critique of the Bordering of Europe

Authors: Borg, Stefan

Buy this book

eBook 56,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40933-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 83,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40932-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 72,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-48861-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This study argues that the practices of European integration reproduce, rather than transcend, the practices of modern statecraft. Therefore, the project of European integration is plagued by similar ethico-political dilemmas as the modern state, and is ultimately animated by a similar desire to either expel or interiorize difference.

About the authors

Stefan Borg is a Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Economic History, Stockholm University, where he teaches International Relations. His work has previously appeared in Journal of International Relations and Development, Geopolitics, and Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies.

Reviews

“In his book, Stefan Borg examines European integration by looking at the discursive construction of the European Union (EU), applying an analytical, theoretical and empirical research-based perspective. … The book is essential reading for all students with an interest in European Studies.” (Adrian Favero, JCMS Journal of Common Market Studies, 2017) 

“Stefan Borg’s new book offers an original entry point into the maze of EU ontology. … Borg’s volume is engaging, well-structured and nicely written. … Modularity makes the book, or excerpts taken from it, suitable assignments for students in their late master or early graduate school classes. Outside academia, it may well cater to EU experts and practitioners with a taste for politically engaged theorisation.” (Furio Stamati, LSE Review of Books, February, 2016)



''This book is an important and essential contribution to understandings of identity, the state and alternative political, economic and social orders, of which the European Union is offered as the primary contemporary example. Borg's timely and critical reflection on the nature of European integration and the processes by which the EU's identity has been created highlights the state-like nature of this entity including the exclusions and violences. In doing so, important questions are raised about the novelty of the EU as mode of organising political and economic life and about its capacity to escape the ethical contradictions that plague the nation-state form.'' - Professor Roxanne Lynn Doty, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University, USA

''The EU has long been seen as a major challenge to the modern territorial society of states. In this masterful volume, Stefan Borg develops an overdue antidote to the prevailing discourse. His argument that the EU is engaging in statecraft makes a prime contribution to the debate about the EU as a normative power in world politics. Future theorising of the EU's international role cannot ignore Borg's forceful reasoning.'' - Professor Thomas Diez, Department of Political Science, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Borg, Stefan

    Pages 1-19

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • The Question of a European Union ‘Beyond the State’

    Borg, Stefan

    Pages 20-42

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • On the Limited Imagination of Neofunctionalism

    Borg, Stefan

    Pages 43-61

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Political Theory Meets European Integration Studies

    Borg, Stefan

    Pages 62-79

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • In Search of a Foundation for Europe

    Borg, Stefan

    Pages 80-95

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €

Buy this book

eBook 56,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40933-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 83,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-40932-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 72,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-48861-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Integration and the Problem of the State
Book Subtitle
A Critique of the Bordering of Europe
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40933-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137409331
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40932-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48861-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 189
Topics