CES: Imagining Europe: Culture, Legitimacy and the EU in Crisis


Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 11:30am to 1:30pm


Adolphus Busch Hall, Goldman Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
As economic and political crises have stretched European social solidarity to the breaking point, McNamara’s new book, "The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union,” offers a way of understanding the foundations of the EU’s political authority. Examining a broad range of EU policy areas, she shows how everyday culture matters, and how the construction of meaning can be a potent power resource for the EU as a innovative political form--albeit one open to contestation and subversion by the very European citizens it calls into being.

Jason Beckfield Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Kathleen McNamara Associate Professor of Government and Foreign Service , Georgetown University

Light lunch will be served before the event in the CES Atrium

Peter Verovšek, verovsek@fas.harvard.edu