European Integration and Political Conflict

European Integration and Political Conflict

Europe has experienced the most radical reallocation of authority that has ever taken place in peacetime over the past half-century. However, the ideological conflicts emerging from this development are only now becoming apparent. This collection brings together an authoritative group of scholars of European and comparative politics to investigate patterns of conflict arising in the European Union. The contributors to the volume conclude that political contestation concerning European integration is rooted in the basic conflicts that have shaped political life in Western Europe for many years.


" impressive breadth and diversity of data sources...this logically organized compilation of timely research should provide a useful road map for future efforts. Highly recommended." W.M. Downs, Georgia State University, CHOICE

"Required reading for students of contestatoin in an emerging polity." APSA Perspectives on Politcs

' … it brings together a formidable group of scholars who offer an erudite and provocative investigation of the patterns of political conflict arising in the EU … this book stands out as being more than just a description of events … the 19 contributors provide an ingenious and sophisticated involvement that is well argued and in many places very convincing.' Journal of International Relations and Development