The making of European society: contesting methodological nationalism

  title={The making of European society: contesting methodological nationalism},
  author={G. Delanty},
  journal={Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research},
  pages={15 - 3}
  • G. Delanty
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research
  • The paper is concerned with the problem of “society” and in particular with the notion of “European society”. Rather than reject the possibility of society, it draws on theories of the social as networks. The thesis proposed is that the concept of society should rather be understood as a relational field of interconnections. It is argued that this is highly relevant to the analysis of Europe conceived of in terms of a society. This approach can be seen as an alternative to methodological… CONTINUE READING
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