European Civil Service in Crisis: A Political Sociology of the Changing Power of Eurocrats 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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Authors

Didier Georgakakis

Year 2017
Pages 329
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9783319517919
File Size 5.26 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

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.