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Governing Europe's spaces: European Union re-imagined

Caitríona Carter and Martin Lawn


What do we imagine when we imagine Europe and the European Union? To what extent is our understanding of the EU – of its development, its policies and its working processes – shaped by unacknowledged assumptions about what Europe really is? This book argues that continued theoretical debates on the EU, although important, are nonetheless camouflaging a more fundamental divide about how we can and should imagine Europe. Indeed, for a long time, EU studies has been dominated by discussions over whether the EU is supranational or intergovernmental or multi-level. This book constructs a case for r ... More

Keywords: European Union, Europe, Space, Political Sociology, Work of Governing, Politics, Institutions, Europeans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091858
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091858.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caitríona Carter, editor
Irstea, Bordeaux

Martin Lawn, editor
the University of Oxford

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Caitríona Carter, Richard Freeman and Martin Lawn

I Spaces revisited

1 Performing Europe

Ruth Wodak

2 Interpreting Europe

Rosalind Cavaghan

II Spaces reconciled

3 Modelling Europe

Diego de la Hoz del Hoyo

4 Referencing Europe

Jenny Ozga and Farah Dubois-Shaik

III Spaces revealed

6 Measuring Europe

Sotiria Grek and Martin Lawn

7 Depoliticising Europe

Caitríona Carter

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