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The Shape of the New Europe


Ralf Rogowski, Charles Turner, Jürgen Habermas, Philippe Schmitter, Heidrun Friese, Peter Wagner, William Outhwaite, John A. Hall, Gerard Delanty, Richard Roberts, Richard Kearney, Ralf Dahrendorf
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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521601085

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  • The European Union and European identity were until recently the objects of separate branches of scholarship and inquiry. With the entry of Central and Eastern European members into the EU, it has become clear that the future of the European Union can no longer be considered in isolation from the future of European identity. Taking Jürgen Habermas's plea for a European constitution and a normative foundation for the European Union as its starting point, this volume brings together the ideas of distinguished scholars in philosophy, political science, sociology, history, law and theology in order to address the shifting relationship between constitutionality, political culture, history and collective identity. The book argues that the future shape of Europe will not only result from external processes of globalisation but from the interaction between these social spheres within Europe.

    • A valuable reference for future discussions and debates of Europe
    • Brings together distinguished scholars, notably Jurgen Habermas, from a range of scholarly disciplines to provide a unique range of perspectives on Europe
    • Both topical and scholarly
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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521601085
    • length: 214 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Europe: law, politics, history, culture Ralf Rogowski and Charles Turner
    Part I. Constitutionality and Political Participation:
    2. Why Europe needs a constitution Jürgen Habermas
    3. Why constitutionalise the European Union? Philippe Schmitter
    Part II. European Polity and European Civil Society:
    4. European political modernity Heidrun Friese and Peter Wagner
    5. Civil society in Europe William Outhwaite
    Part III. European History and European Culture:
    6. L'Europe des patries, or megalomania breeds ruritanians John A. Hall
    7. Europe becoming: the civilisational consequences of enlargement Gerard Delanty
    8. Gaea and Europa: religion and legitimation crisis in the New Europe Richard Roberts
    9. A postnational council of isles? The British-Irish conflict reconsidered Richard Kearney
    Part IV. Europe and the World:
    10. Unified or open? The European alternative Ralf Dahrendorf.

  • Editors

    Ralf Rogowski, University of Warwick
    Ralf Rogowski is Reader in Law in the School of Law at the University of Warwick. He is the co-author of Labour Market Efficiency in the European Union (1998) and editor of The European Social Model and Transitional Labour Markets (forthcoming), Constitutional Courts in Comparison (2002), Civil Law (1996) and Challenges to European Legal Scholarship (1996).

    Charles Turner, University of Warwick
    Charles Turner is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick. He is the author of Modernity and Politics in the Work of Max Weber (1992) and co-editor with Robert Fine of Social Theory after the Holocaust (2000).


    Ralf Rogowski, Charles Turner, Jürgen Habermas, Philippe Schmitter, Heidrun Friese, Peter Wagner, William Outhwaite, John A. Hall, Gerard Delanty, Richard Roberts, Richard Kearney, Ralf Dahrendorf

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