What do we imagine when we imagine Europe and the European Union?
To what extent is our understanding of the EU - of its development, its policies and its working processes - shaped by unacknowledged assumptions about what Europe really is?The book constructs a case for re-imagining Europe - not as an entity in Brussels or a series of fixed relations - but as a simultaneously real and imagined space of action which exists to the extent that Europeans and others act in and on it.
This Europe is constantly being made in particular spaces, through specific actor struggles, whose interconnections are often ill-defined.
We ask how do those concerned with building Europe, with extending and elaborating the EU, think of where they are and what they are doing?The book captures Europeans in the process of making Europe: of performing, interpreting, modelling, referencing, consulting, measuring and de-politicising Europe. -- .