The Liberal Drift of Multilevel Governance
This book contributes to the literature on the change of governance in the context of its European multilevel organization. The integration of Europe is a process of fundamental social change: a process of constructing a European society and of deconstructing the national societies. Münch...
To Be Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge
The Cult of the Individual
This book examines the increasingly international division of labour, which promotes transnational integration. It analyses the change in worker solidarity as it moves from collective national welfare to a transnational inclusion of workers from various links in the production chain. Examining...
Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge
Universities in the Global Struggle for Excellence
Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology
This book investigates the intensifying struggle for excellence between universities in a globalized academic field. The rise of the entrepreneurial university and academic capitalism are superimposing themselves on the competition of scientists for progress of knowledge and recognition by the...
Published December 26th 2013 by Routledge
Toward a new perspective going beyond Durkheim and Weber
First Published in 1988, this volume works towards a new understanding and exploration of the rise and development of modern society, taking its lead from two classical theorists, Emile Durkheim and Max Weber. The key concept of this approach is the 'interpenetration' of different spheres...
Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge
Towards a New Synthesis Going Beyond Parsons
Modern sociology owes its existence and the progress it has made to the integration of differing kinds of orientations. In this work, first published 1987, Professor Richard Münch sets out to reformulate the theory of action, a notion central to sociology and one to which all schools of thought...
Published June 6th 2012 by Routledge