Call for contributions – Routledge Handbook of European Integrations

The handbook proposed by Thomas Hoerber, Ignazio Cabras and Gabriel Weber seeks to remedy the situation that some arguably important topics have been left out of the standard references on European Studies.

Thomas Hoerber, Professor in European Studies at ESSCA – School of Management in Angers, Ignazio Cabras, Professor in Economics at the Northumbria Business School at the University of Newcastle and Gabriel Weber, Associate Professor of International Affairs and Sustainability at ESSCA School of Management at Bordeaux, organise a workshop on the 25-27 of November in Lyon for editing a new handbook in the field of European studies.

The aim is to complement existing handbooks from other authors and can therefore add to the introductory and ‘companion’ literature on European integration. While the editors accept the state of the art in European Studies, the proposed alternative handbook seeks to broaden the scope of study in the field and invite readers to consider both the importance of other issues but also the potential for further research.

This handbook should preserve the function as a first point of access to a topic, as a reference of ‘truth’ in European Studies and as a companion to existing scholarship in European Studies. That is why we will keep a small number of chapters on the dominant topics in European Studies, such as the Eurozone, the Common internal Market, or European Law.

Novel topics will be added to this canon of dominant topics in this alternative handbook, such as culture in European integration or new technologies and their impact on the EU. In order to capture the full spread of topics which colleagues in European Studies feel have been neglected, the editors make an open call for contributions to the whole discipline of European Studies. We hope to attract authors who have worked extensively in European Studies and have developed a certain expertise in an under-explored or burgeoning field. Often those particular or new expertise are not well covered in existing literature, simply for the reason of being new. But this is also the hallmark of innovation which we hope this alternative handbook will bring to the discipline of European Studies.

Abstracts submission: 15th of July 2019

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