Europe, the State, and Globalisation

Pearson Longman, 2005 - 456 pages

"Europe, the State and Globalisation" explores the interplay between the state and state sovereignty, nationalism, European integration and globalisation. It provides essential foundations in all these areas, while using stimulating arguments to prompt discussion and provoke interest in the relationships between these processes.

Throughout, "Europe, the State and Globalisation" addresses various issues of historical and theoretical importance, including:

the institutions of the European Union

integration theory, regional policy, multilevel governance and EU enlargement

International Relations theory

the nature and impact of globalisation

the challenges of transnational government

the changing nature of the state

Key features

  • Key concept sections clarify key terms, while discussions around each term illustrate different perspectives
  • Recommended reading highlights books that will expand the reader s understanding of the core issues
  • Review questions allow readers to check their understanding of the main points
  • Film suggestions present alternative ways of thinking about the questions raised by the book
  • Bullet-point summaries recap the main points covered in each chapter
  • Maps, pictures, figures and tables bring the text to life and demonstrate key concepts, ideas and controversies

"Europe, the State and Globalisation" is an excellent resource for students taking courses in European politics, globalisation studies, international politics and International Relations.

Simon Sweeney is Head of Programme for MA in International Studies and senior lecturer in European Integration Studies and Management Studies at York St John College, a college of the University of Leeds.

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