Publisher description for Rethinking Europe : social theory and the implications of europeanization / Gerard Delanty and Chris Rumford.

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This book examines the transformation of Europe from the perspective of social theory. The idea of Europeanization is used as an alternative to European integration to indicate a turning away from simplistic notions of societal integration that dominate mainstream European studies. A central objective of the book is to argue that Europeanization should be theorized in terms of societal transformations rather than in terms of polity-building or institutions of governance.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sociology -- Europe.
Group identity -- Europe.
Cosmopolitanism -- Europe.
Europe -- Economic integration.