Another Theory is Possible: Dissident Voices in Theorising Europe

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The article argues that dissident voices which attempt to theorise Europe differently and advocate another European trajectory have been largely excluded and left unheard in mainstream discussions over the past decade of scholarship and analysis. Dissident voices in European Union studies are those that seek to actively challenge the mainstream of the study of Europe. The article briefly examines the discipline of mainstreaming, then surveys the extent of polyphonic engagement in EU studies, before setting out how the special issue contributors move beyond the mainstream. The article will argue the merits of more polyphonic engagement with dissident voices and differing disciplinary approaches for the health and vitality of EU studies and the EU policy field itself. It summarises the special issue's argument that by allowing for dissident voices in theorising Europe, another Europe, and another theory, is possible – indeed, probable.


Externa organisationer
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Kent

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Statsvetenskap


Sidor (från-till)3-18
Antal sidor16
TidskriftJournal of Common Market Studies
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2016 jan
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa