Sociology of the European Union

Sociology of the European Union

Number of page: 224
Author: edited by Adrian Favell, Virginie Guiraudon
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Political Science

Sociology of the European Union examines how core sociological theories, concepts and methods can be applied to the study of the EU. Carefully integrating theory and empirical research, the book: • Explores key concepts in European studies, such as Europeanization, integration and transnationalism• Assesses the social foundations of Europe, from class and citizenship to mobility and culture• Includes contributions by internationally renowned names in political, economic and cultural sociology• Contains a postface from George Ross, one of the leading figures in contemporary European Studies
This thought-provoking book opens up new questions and debates whilst introducing readers to essential ideas and cutting-edge research. It is invaluable reading for students of Sociology, European Studies, Politics and International Relations.

About The Author

ADRIAN FAVELL Professor of European and International Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark. He has published widely in the areas of multiculturalism, migration, cosmopolitanism and cities, including Philosophies of Integration: Immigration and the Idea of Citizenship in France and Britain, The Human Face of Global Mobility, and Pioneers of European Integration: Citizenship and Mobility in the EU. For further details, see his website:

VIRGINIE GUIRAUDON Research Professor at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the University of Lille Nord de France. A recipient of the Descartes-Huygens prize and the European Union Studies Association Best Paper prize, Virginie was also awarded the CNRS bronze medal for best young researcher. Her books include: Les politiques d'immigration en Europe, Controlling a New Migration World, and Immigration Politics in Europe: The Politics of Control.