Journal of European Integration
Book review article section
Call for review article proposals
Since 2009 the Journal of European Integration´s review section has moved beyond the discussion of individual monographs and edited volumes, to a review article section intending to provide a synopsis and analysis of recent scholarship on various fields of European integration. The review articles covers 3-5 newly published books of European political economy, law, history, and sociology. European integration is understood as pan-European rather than as merely EU-focused, though the bulk of contributions might be devoted to the latter.
Review articles start off with a brief overview of relevant existing literature to, then, assess the newly published works empirically, theoretically and methodologically. Their aim is to give readers a concise and critical overview of research in European integration.
Future review articles will deal with a diversity of issues ranging from very topical issues such as the many political and economic crises the EU faces to less prominent but equally relevant themes. The first review article published in Vol. 31(4) looked at the process of European economic integration. Since then review articles have assessed scholarly efforts in understanding the logic of integration in European Security and Defence Policy, migration and integration policies, smarter regulation, EU institutions and legislative decision-making, financial regulation, and the EU’s search for a European identity.
The review editor encourages the submission of new proposals which should include a review theme and the body of literature to be discussed. Where needed, we facilitate the acquisition of review copies. The editors are keen for reviewers to make objective and ethical appraisals grounded on existing scholarship. Review articles must not exceed 3,000 words in length.
I look forward to working with you.
Johan Adriaensen is Researcher Coordinator at the Center for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) at Maastricht University, email: firstname.lastname@example.org