Globalization, the ambivalence of European integration and the possibilities for a post-disciplinary EU studies
Rosamond, Ben. (2005) Globalization, the ambivalence of European integration and the possibilities for a post-disciplinary EU studies. Innovation , Vol.18 (No.1). pp. 23-43. ISSN 1351-1610
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1351161042000334772
Using the work of Manuel Castells as a starting point, this article explores the ambivalent relationship between globalization and European integration and the variety of ways in which the mainstream political science of the EU has attempted to deal with this issue. The analysis here suggests that various 'mainstreaming' disciplinary norms induce types of work that fail to address fully the somewhat paradoxical and counter-intuitive range of possible relationships between globalization and European integration. The article explores critically four possible analytical ways out of this paradox—abandonment of the concept of globalization, the development of definition precision in globalization studies, the reorientation of work to focus on globalization as discourse, and inter- and post-disciplinarity. The argument suggests that orthodox discussions of the relationship require a notion of social geography that sits at odds with much of the literature on globalization and while greater dialogue between disciplines is to be welcomed, a series of profound epistemological questions need to be confronted if studies of the interplay between global and social process are to be liberated from their disciplinary chains.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Castells, Manuel, 1942-, Globalization -- Europe, European Union, Human geography -- Political aspects|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Innovation|
|Official Date:||March 2005|
|Page Range:||pp. 23-43|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
* 1. Brenner, N. ((1999)) Globalization as reterritorialisation: the re-scaling of urban governance in the European Union. Urban Studies 36:no. 3 , p. 431.
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