European integration has transformed the social life of European citizens. Daily life and work no longer take place primarily in a local and national context, but increasingly in a European and transnational frame – a process of ‘horizontal Europeanisation’ which, while increasing the life chances of European citizens, also brings about conflicts among them. This book focuses on processes of Europeanisation in the academic, bureaucratic, professional and associational field, as well as on the Europeanisation of solidarity, networks and social inequalities. Drawing on detailed empirical studies and attending to the reinforcement of centre‐periphery structures in Europe, it analyses the dynamics of horizontal Europeanisation processes, highlighting the crucial role of national practices and perceptions in a transnational context, as well as the related conflicts between the winners and losers in this process. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology and political science with interests in European integration, social change and social stratification.

Chapter 8 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at https://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. 

chapter 1|6 pages


The transnationalisation of daily life and social fields in Europe
ByMartin Heidenreich

part I|29 pages

Theoretical overview

chapter 2|27 pages

The Europeanisation of social fields and the social space

A theoretical framework
ByMartin Heidenreich

part II|69 pages

The Europeanisation of social space

chapter 3|24 pages

How strong is European welfare solidarity?

Results from a comparative survey conducted in 13 EU Member States
ByJürgen Gerhards, Zsófia S. Ignácz, Florian K. Kley, Holger Lengfeld, Maximilian Priem

chapter 4|22 pages

Free to move

The evolution of the European migration network, 1960–2017
ByJan Delhey, Monika Verbalyte, Auke Aplowski, Emanuel Deutschmann

chapter 5|21 pages

The Europeanisation of income and labour market inequality during the eurozone crisis

ByMartin Heidenreich, Sven Broschinski, Matthias Pohlig

part III|91 pages

The Europeanisation of social fields

chapter 6|20 pages

The contested Europeanisation of collective bargaining fields

BySusanne Pernicka, Vera Glassner, Nele Dittmar, Klaus Neundlinger

chapter 7|24 pages

Europeanisation and global academic capitalism

The case of the European Research Council
ByVincent Gengnagel, Stephanie Beyer, Christian Baier, Richard Münch

chapter 8|22 pages

A European field of public administration?

Administrative cooperation of asylum agencies in the Dublin system
ByChristian Lahusen, Marius Wacker
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chapter 9|23 pages

Europeanisation at home?

Features and obstacles of domestic EU professionalism
BySebastian M. Büttner, Steffen Mau, Lucia Leopold, Katharina Zimmermann

part IV|20 pages

Summary and outlook

chapter 10|18 pages

Architectures, modes and conflicts

The Europeanisation of social fields and the social space
ByMartin Heidenreich, Jenny Preunkert