Reconfiguring European States in Crisis offers a ground-breaking analysis by some of Europe's leading political scientists, examining how the European national state and the European Union state have dealt with two sorts of changes in the last two decades. Firstly, the volume analyses the
growth of performance measurement in government, the rise of new sorts of policy delivery agencies, the devolution of power to regions and cities, and the spread of neoliberal ideas in economic policy. The volume demonstrates how the rise of non-state controlled organizations and norms combine with
Europeanization to reconfigure European states. Secondly, the volume focuses on how the current crises in fiscal policy, Brexit, security and terrorism, and migration through a borderless European Union have had dramatic effects on European states and will continue to do so.
About the Author
Patrick Le Gales, CNRS Research Professor of Sociology and Politics, Sciences Po, Paris, Desmond King, Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government, the University of Oxford and Fellow, Nuffield College Patrick Le Gales, is CNRS Research Professor of Sociology and Politics, at Sciences Po Paris, Centre d'etudes europeennes and founding Dean of Sciences Po Urban School. His many publications include: European Cities (OUP 2002), The New Labour Experiment (with Florence Faucher, Stanford UP 2010), and Globalising Minds, Roots in the City (with Alberta Andreotti & Francisco Javier Moreno-Fuentes, Wiley 2015). Desmond King is Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government at the University of Oxford and Fellow, Nuffield College, having previously been a Fellow and Professor of Politics at St John's College, Oxford of which he is now an Emeritus Fellow, and a Lecturer in Government at the London Schoolof Economics. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His many publications include Separate and Unequal: African Americans and the US Federal Government (OUP 2007), In the Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policyin Britain and the USA (OUP 1999), Making Americans: Immigration, Race and the Origins of the Diverse Democracy (Harvard UP 2002), and most recently Fed Power: How Finance Wins (with Lawrence Jacobs, OUP 2016).