European Governmentality: The Liberal Drift of Multilevel Governance

1st Edition

Richard Münch

Routledge
Published September 12, 2014
Reference - 184 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138829879 - CAT# Y173182
Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $59.95

USD$50.96

SAVE ~$8.99

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

This book contributes to the literature on the change of governance in the context of its European multilevel organization. The integration of Europe is a process of fundamental social change: a process of constructing a European society and of deconstructing the national societies.

Münch demonstrates that there is a movement away from republican and representative features of a democracy and towards liberal and pluralistic features. The book illustrates this change in the nature of European political regulation, European jurisdiction and the intellectual debates in France, Germany and Britain on legitimising the emerging system of multilevel governance. He discusses how far the new European regime of liberal governmentality converges with the US-American type of constitutional liberalism. Following a sociological approach, the book focuses on identifying the causes, features and consequences of the fundamental social change taking place in the process of European integration.

This book will be of interest to scholars and graduate students from political science, sociology, law and philosophy interested in political theory, comparative politics, international relations and political communication as well as practitioners of policy-making in governments, administration, parties, associations and the media.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title