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European Civil Service in (Times of) Crisis

A Political Sociology of the Changing Power of Eurocrats

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Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)

About this book

Introduction

This book, part of the new wave of political sociology in EU studies, examines the dialectics of construction/deconstruction of the European civil service through a succession of empirically grounded case studies. Breaking with the usual representations of ‘Eurocrats’, it sheds light on a hidden aspect of the current European crisis: a crisis of social reproduction which affects the European civil service in a heavy context of management reforms, enlargements, institutional changes and the euro crisis. This in turn has a number of consequences in terms of internal tensions, power, and more broadly, the capacity of EU institutions to create convergence between diverging national and economic interests, and to embody a European future.

European Civil Service in (Times of) Crisis will be of interest to students and scholars across a wide range of disciplines, including politics, sociology and public administration, to practitioners working in and with the EU institutions, as well as those wishing to know more about the EU. 

Keywords

European Union European crisis European Studies civil servants bureaucracy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political Science / European Centre for Sociology and Political Science (CESSP)Université Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

About the authors

Didier Georgakakis is Professor of Political Science at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Belgium. He is co-editor of The Field of Eurocracy (Palgrave, 2013).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title European Civil Service in (Times of) Crisis
  • Book Subtitle A Political Sociology of the Changing Power of Eurocrats
  • Authors Didier Georgakakis
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51792-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-51791-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84742-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-51792-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 329
  • Number of Illustrations 13 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Sociology
    Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology
    European Union Politics
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