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Constructing the EU as a Social Fact

Kathleen R. McNamara

in The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198716235
eISBN:
9780191784897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716235.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter first outlines the importance of “cultural infrastructure” in legitimating political authority. After explaining what culture is not, the chapter argues that we should understand culture ... More


The Euro and the Single Market

Kathleen R. McNamara

in The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198716235
eISBN:
9780191784897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716235.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter argues that markets are cultural sites, nowhere more so than with the euro and the single market project. After briefly outlining their historical development, the various symbols and ... More


Introduction

Kathleen R. McNamara

in The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198716235
eISBN:
9780191784897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716235.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter introduces a puzzle: how has the European Union come to be a taken-for-granted political authority, despite its novelty as a political actor? After assessing the EU’s surprising ... More


The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union

Kathleen R. McNamara

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198716235
eISBN:
9780191784897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716235.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

How do political authorities build support for themselves and their rule? Doing so is key to accruing power, but it can be a complicated affair. This book shows how social processes can legitimate ... More


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