The relationship between the European Union and its member states is complex and continually evolving. This book seeks to explore not only the nature of this relationship, but the broader implications of European integration for the ways in which politics in Europe is studied. It addresses three major questions. How has European integration affected national politics and public policies? To what extent has the existence of the EU challenged existing approaches to the study of national politics? How appropriate is it to attempt to study the EU using the analytical tools traditionally used to study nation states? The intention is to consider the impact of European integration both on the nature and the study of politics in western Europe. These questions are addressed by a group of distinguished academics from both Europe and North America. Their findings will be of great interest to all those interested in the European Union and in West European politics more generally.
The book as a whole assembles an impressive set of contributors who deliver trenchant and cogent analyses. Political Studies Presents an impressive breadth of scholarly work, telling as much about the European integraton project and the future of the nation state as it does about different paths to understanding of these issues. West European Politics Offers a broad and comprehensive account of the analytical challenges which European integration poses to the social sciences. West European Politics
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st March 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6 x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.39