The Member States of the European Union (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198737391

Simon Bulmer; Christian Lequesne
496 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Apr 2020
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Member States of the European Union combines geographic and thematic coverage to provide a comprehensive and nuanced overview of the building blocks of the European Union - its member states.
The third edition explores the key concepts of statehood and Europeanization, analysing the wide-ranging impact of Europeanization on member state institutions, political parties, social movements, public policy and the European political economy.

New coverage includes state responses to the refugee and climate crises and two new chapters dedicated to Bulgaria and Greece. A fully-updated chapter on the United Kingdom illustrates the tensions between Europeanization and member statehood, exploring the implications of the UK's vote to leave the EU. It is the ideal text for all those studying EU Politics with an interest in the member states of the European Union and how they work together.


Part 1: Analysis

1 Simon Bulmer and Christian Lequesne: The European Union and its Member States: An Overview

2 Christopher Bickerton: Member States in European Integration

3 Theofanis Exadaktylos, Paolo R. Graziano and Maarten P. Vink: Europeanization: Concept, Theory, and Methods

Part 2: Member States

4 Olivier Rozenberg: 'France is back in a French Europe

5 Timm Beichelt and Simon Bulmer: Germany: A German Europe or a Europeanized Germany?

6 Dimitris Papadimitriou and Sotirios Zartaloudis: Greece: a critical test case of Europeanization

7 Ana Mar Fernandez Pasarin and Francesc Morata: Spain: Pragmatic Europeanism or the end of unconditional support for European Integration?

8 Anna Michalski: Sweden: Shedding exceptionalism in the face of Europeanization

9 Nat Copsey and Karolina Pomorska: Poland: Model European or Awkward Partner?

10 Petia Gueorguieva: Bulgaria's Slow Europeanization

11 Anand Menon and Luigi Scazzieri: The United Kingdom: Towards a Parting of the Ways

12 Simon Bulmer and Christian Lequesne: Contrasting States of Europeanization?

Part 3: Europeanization

13 Hussein Kassim and Vanessa Buth: Europeanization and Member State Institutions

14 Paul Taggart: Europeanization, Euroscepticism and Politicization in Party Politics

15 Sabine Saurugger: The Europeanization of Interest Groups and Social Movements

16 Claudio M. Radaelli: The Europeanization of Member State Policy

17 Peter Bursens: Europeanization and Sub-national Authorities (SNAs)

18 Vivien A. Schmidt: The Europeanization of National Economies?

19 Simon Bulmer and Christian Lequesne: Conclusion

About the author: 

Simon Bulmer graduated in European Studies from Loughborough University, and then took a Masters in European Politics at Hull, followed by his PhD at the London School of Economics. He was lecturer in the Department of Economics, Heriot-Watt University (1979-83), in European Studies at UMIST (1983-9) and then joined the Department of Government at the University of Manchester, where he was promoted to a professorship in 1995 and was Head of Department 2001-4. Since 2007 he has been Professor of European Politics at the University of Sheffield, where he was Head of Department 2011-14. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences, and visiting professor at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome. ; Christian Lequesne holds BA and MA degrees from Sciences Po Strasbourg and the College of Europe, Bruges. He then got his Ph.D. in political science and his Habilitation in Sciences Po Paris (Supervisor: Professor Alfred Grosser). He was an Assistant, Department of Political and Administrative Studies of the College of Europe (1986-1988). Research fellow and then Professor at Sciences Po since 1988, he was deputy director of CERI from 2000 to 2003, and director of CERI from 2009 to 2013. Director of the Centre francais de recherche en sciences sociales (CEFRES) in Prague from 2004 to 2006, LSE-Sciences Po Alliance Professor at the European Institute of the London School of Economics from 2006 to 2008 and member and vice-president of the Board of Directors of Sciences Po from 2007 to 2013. He is a regular Visiting Professor at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna and LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome.

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