Reconfiguring European States in Crisis

ISBN : 9780198793373

Patrick Le Gales; Desmond King
512 ページ
153 x 234 mm

Reconfiguring European States in Crisis offers a ground-breaking analysis by some of Europe's leading political scientists, examining how the European national state and the European Union state have dealt with two sorts of changes in the last two decades. Firstly, the volume analyses the growth of performance measurement in government, the rise of new sorts of policy delivery agencies, the devolution of power to regions and cities, and the spread of neoliberal ideas in economic policy. The volume demonstrates how the rise of non-state controlled organizations and norms combine with Europeanization to reconfigure European states. Secondly, the volume focuses on how the current crises in fiscal policy, Brexit, security and terrorism, and migration through a borderless European Union have had dramatic effects on European states and will continue to do so.


1 Patrick Le Gales and Desmond King: A Reconfigured State: European Policy States in a Globalizing World

Part 1. Changing Scales of European States
2 Christopher Bickerton: Nation-State to Member State: Trajectories of State Transformation and Re-Composition in Europe
3 Philipp Genschel and Bernhard Zangl: The Rise of Non-State Authority and the Transformation of the State
4 Sabino Cassese: From the Nation State to the Global Polity
5 Hendrik Spruyt: Unbundling Sovereign Rights through Incomplete Contracting: Empowering European Transnational Networks beyond the State
6 Michael Keating: The Territorial State

Part 2. Capitalism Against the State?
7 Wolfgang Streeck: A New Regime: The Consolidation State
8 Laszlo Bruszt and Visnja Vukov: European Integration and the Evolution of Economic State Capacities in Southern and Eastern Europe
9 Mark Thatcher: The Reshaping of Economic Markets and the State
10 Cornelia Woll: State Capacity in Financial Times
11 Erik Jones and Gregory W. Fuller: Financial Integration and the National State
12 Colin Crouch: The Limitations of the Limited State: Neoliberal Theory Meets the Real World

Part 3. Rationalization and Knowledge
13 Philippe Bezes: The Neo-Managerial Turn of Bureaucratic States
14 Niamh Hardiman: Tracking the State in a Liberal Democracy
15 Jenny Andersson: Governing Futures: States and the Management of Expectations
16 Benjamin Lemoine: Measuring and Transforming the State: Finance-inspired Debt Metrics and the Fragile Economic and Social Order
17 Bruno Palier and Colin Hay: The Reconfiguration of the Welfare State in Europe: Paying its Way in an Age of Austerity

Part 4. Security and Democracy
18 Fabien Jobard: Transformation of State's Use of Force in Europe
19 Anand Menon: Defence Policy and the European State: Insights from American Experience
20 Olivier Borraz and Lydie Cabane: States of Crisis
21 Donatella Della Porta: Social Movements, Democracy and the State
22 Desmond King, Patrick Le Gales, and Tommaso Vitale: Assimilation, Security, and Borders in the Member States
23 Desmond King and Patrick Le Gales: Conclusion: The Making of a Transnational, Capitalist Policy Member State


Patrick Le Gales, is CNRS Research Professor of Sociology and Politics, at Sciences Po Paris, Centre d'etudes europeennes and founding Dean of Sciences Po Urban School. His many publications include: European Cities (OUP 2002), The New Labour Experiment (with Florence Faucher, Stanford UP 2010), and Globalising Minds, Roots in the City (with Alberta Andreotti & Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes, Wiley 2015).; Desmond King is Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government at the University of Oxford and Fellow, Nuffield College, having previously been a Fellow and Professor of Politics at St John's College, Oxford of which he is now an Emeritus Fellow, and a Lecturer in Government at the London School of Economics. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His many publications include Separate and Unequal: African Americans and the US Federal Government (OUP 2007), In the Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policy in Britain and the USA (OUP 1999), Making Americans: Immigration, Race and the Origins of the Diverse Democracy (Harvard UP 2002), and most recently Fed Power: How Finance Wins (with Lawrence Jacobs, OUP 2016).