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Transforming the European Nation-State

Transforming the European Nation-State
Dynamics of Internationalization

First Edition

September 2010 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book introduces and maps the complex interaction between internationalization, nation-state and democracy to provide a new basis for understanding political change in contemporary Europe. The book: introduces the concept of internationalization, considers how it relates to its near-synonoym globalization, and explains the dynamics of the internationalization process; assesses the impact and implications for nation-states, national identities and political cultures; and addresses the problem of making internationalized democracy work at national and European levels.

Throughout the text theoretical ideas and concepts are accessibly introduced and illustrated with a wide range of empirical examples from across Europe.

Internationalization as Object of Study
The Dynamics of Internationalization
Internationalization and the Nation-State
The Issues

The Nation State
A Factual Approach

The Nation-State
A Political-Cultural Approach

The Nation-State
A Normative Approach

Internationalized Democracy
Internationalization and the Citizen

`Goldmann is a master of concise conceptualization and meaningful distinctions. Employing this unique talent, he has written a book, which is a major step forward in the analysis of internationalization and governance beyond the nation state, on both counts precise and innovative. A must for anyone interested in international politics and Europeanization' - Michael Zuern, University of Bremen

`Goldmann's volume makes a major contribution to the debates about the fate of states in an era of internationalization and globalization' - K J Holsti, University of British Columbia

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