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Description - Governing Europe by Jens Henrik Haahr

Governing Europe is the first book to systematically link Michel Foucault's hypotheses on power and 'governmentality' with the study of European integration. Through a series of empirical encounters that spans the fifty-year history of European integration, it explores both the diverse political dreams that have framed means and ends of integration and the political technologies that have made 'Europe' a calculable, administrable domain. The book illustrates how a genealogy of European integration differs from conventional approaches. By suspending the assumption that we already know what/where Europe is, it opens a space for analysis where we can ask: how did Europe come to be governed as this and not that. The themes covered by this book include: *The different constructions of Europe within discourses of modernization, democratization, insecurity and 'governance'; *The imprint of modernism, liberalism, ordoliberalism, neoliberalism and crime on the identity of the European Community/European Union *The historical relationship between European government and specific technologies of power, technologies as diverse as planning, price control, transparency and benchmarki Governing Europe will be essential reading not only for researchers of European integration, but for political scientists and sociologists interested in developing a dialogue between Foucauldian themes and political studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415321983
ISBN-10: 0415321980
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jens Henrik Haahr

William Walters is Associate Professor in Political Science at Carleton University, Canada. Jens Henrik Haahr is a Senior Consultant at the Danish Technological Institute.

Books By Jens Henrik Haahr

Governing Europe by Jens Henrik Haahr
Paperback, November 2006