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Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology

Toward a Reflexive Political Sociology of the European Union

Fields, Intellectuals and Politicians

Authors: Kauppi, Niilo

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  • Critically engages with processes of differentiation and social action in European politics
  • Develops an action-oriented structural constructivist field approach towards understanding the nation-state and its ongoing transformations by using insights from the works of Pierre Bourdieu and Max Weber
  • Explores the European Commission’s failed attempt to democractize European governance
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About this book

This book argues that contemporary European politics creates new forms of

transnational power that challenge the traditional parameters of the nation-state.

Kauppi identifies and critically explores the evolving dynamics between national

and transnational spaces, groups and knowledge, and suggests that European public

policies and transnational institutions like the European Parliament create new spaces,

types of knowledge and novel political practices.

Toward a Reflexive Political Sociology of the European Union is structured around

three parts. The first focuses on evolving transnational fields. The second explores the

changing role of academics and universities. The third section engages with the works

of Pierre Bourdieu on politics and the media. The issues discussed throughout the

book revolve around the challenges to the nation-state and of knowledge production

that is tied to it.

This book will be an invaluable resource to academics and researchers interested in

European politics, European Union studies and political sociology.

About the authors

Niilo Kauppi is Research Professor at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and is Distinguished Professor at University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Toward a Sociology of EU Politics

    Pages 3-24

    Kauppi, Niilo

  • Exploring the Political Ontology of European Integration

    Pages 25-47

    Kauppi, Niilo

  • Analyzing Integration

    Pages 49-67

    Kauppi, Niilo

  • Constructing Transnational Fields

    Pages 69-88

    Kauppi, Niilo

  • Political Legitimation and European Public Spaces: Communication as Practice and Resource

    Pages 89-105

    Kauppi, Niilo

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toward a Reflexive Political Sociology of the European Union
Book Subtitle
Fields, Intellectuals and Politicians
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71002-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71002-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71001-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89027-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 269
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