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Reconfiguring European States in Crisis

Desmond King and Patrick Le Galès


This book deals with states in one particular corner of the world: Europe, here understood as the European Union. It examines how states have been reconfigured by five processes. First, the rise of globalization processes and international organizations mean states are increasingly influenced, constrained, measured, and rated by organizations, ideas, and norms over which they have no direct control. Second, the dilution of the classic Weberian state means that comparisons with the nominally ‘weak’ American state are pertinent to understanding new public–private relationships in policy. Third, ... More

Keywords: state, European politics, legitimacy, European Union, migration, terrorism, public policy, planning, fiscal crisis

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198793373
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793373.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Desmond King, editor
Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government, the University of Oxford and Fellow, Nuffield College

Patrick Le Galès, editor
CNRS Research Professor of Sociology and Politics, Sciences Po, Paris

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1 Introduction

Patrick Le Galès and Desmond King

Part I Changing Scales of European States

2 Nation-State to Member State

Christopher Bickerton

6 The Territorial State

Michael Keating

Part II Capitalism Against the State?

7 A New Regime

Wolfgang Streeck

11 Financial Integration and the National State

Erik Jones and Gregory W. Fuller

Part III Rationalization and Knowledge

15 Governing Futures

Jenny Andersson

Part IV Security and Democracy

20 States of Crisis

Olivier Borraz and Lydie Cabane

22 Assimilation, Security, and Borders in the Member States

Desmond King, Patrick Le Galès, and Tommaso Vitale

23 Conclusion

Desmond King and Patrick Le Galès

End Matter