An eclectic mix of theoretical perspectives informs the chapters, from new quantitative approaches modeling identity to qualitative content analysis. This only adds to the richness and value of the volume
The range of disciplines will please college-level readers studying modern European events.
A fascinating collection of eleven articles on transnationalism in Europe... This anthology provokes the reader to rethink not only what we understand as Europe but also what we consider to be sovereign political bodies in the twenty-first century.
Europeanization is going on in political, social, and economic spaces. The papers in this book try to sort out the myriad ways in which the citizens of Europe maintain their local and national focus, but find themselves redefining that focus in terms of Europe. The authors are to be commended for using many thoughtful approaches to tease out this subtle process.
Europe without Borders plays an important role in bringing together multidisciplinary perspectives that, taken together, provide an insightful and enlightening overview on this emerging phenomenon called 'Europe.' I know of no other single book which deals with territory and identity on so many levels. It will be widely read by scholars across disciplines and used in courses on political geography, European studies, sociology, and comparative politics.
In this well-written and provocative set of essays by a distinguished group of scholars from a range of disciplines, we find that a conception of territory as 'durable' but not 'fixed' makes the most sense, not only for the European case but for the problem of place and power, in general.