Integration through Law and its Limits

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


The political, economic, and legal process of European integration is sociologically relevant. This is not only the case because the integration process involves a social dimension in terms of how it affects the life-world of the people, their relations to each other, and their well-being. Rather, the European process of market- and polity-building also entails a more comprehensive process of society- building, or a re-ordering of societies on a transnational scale. Even though sociology has from the outset been concerned with phenomena of integration and disintegration, the field of European integration studies has long been dominated by economic, political, and legal theories. A key contribution of the sociology of Europeanization, this is outlined in this contribution, is to (re)interpret the integration process in terms of transnational social interaction and society-building. Integration through law forms part of this.
Period23 Aug 2022
Event titleEuropean Consortium for Political Research General Conference
Event typeConference
LocationInnsbruck, AustriaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational