Book Series: Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC)
Series Editor: Harlan Koff, Université du Luxembourg
Publisher: P.I.E. Peter Lang – Editions Scientifiques Internationales


Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC)

Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC) is an interdisciplinary and multi-lingual (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese) series that examines the human and environmental impacts of regional integration, defined legally/politically (supranationalism), economically (globalization), socially (identity), and geographically (borders).

The series aims to link global analysis of issues associated with social cohesion, such as market shifts, immigration, environmental risk and the deterioration of natural resources, human rights, violence and security, etc., with national and sub-national studies that focus on political decision-making, the non-governmental sector and social participation in public debates, economic transformations, social marginalization, identity, etc. Thus, the series aims to combine the international, national and sub-national arenas of politics in thematically-oriented research. While proposed case studies are welcome, the works presented in this series from all social science disciplines, are predominantly based on the comparative method. Studies that compare across geographic regions, defined continentally, are of particular interest.

In addition to the scientific focus described above, this series aims to connect theoretical analysis of questions related to social cohesion with policy-based research. In doing so, it examines the role of political actors at different levels of regional integration processes and it studies citizen responses to changing opportunity structures in the economic, social and political spheres. Thus, the series attempts to shed light on contemporary shifts in the uses and types of power in policy-making processes. The issue of changes in how policies are being made is linked to: “who affects policy-making?” and “what impact do policies have in social and economic arenas?”

Editorial Committee:

Catherine Berry, University of Nevada
Sébastien Brunet, Université de Liège, Belgium
María de Lourdes Dieck Assad, ITESM, Mexico
Dominique Duprez, Université de Lille 1, France
Virginia Garcia Acosta, CIESAS, Mexico
Deon Geldenhuys, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Pierre Hausman, CEPS, Luxembourg
Carmen Maganda, RISC Consortium
Michel Misse, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Leonardo Morlino, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, Italy
Alessandro Silj, Consiglio delle Scienze Sociali, Italy
Bo Strath, Renvall Insitute, University of Helsinki, Finland
Takeyuki Tsuda, Arizona State University, USA
Juan Carlos Velez Rendón, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Lucelly Villegas Villegas, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Casey Walsh, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

For scientific inquiries, please contact:
Dr. Harlan Koff (Tel: +352 46 66 44 62 70; e-mail:
Publishing inquiries should be directed to:
Ms. Emilie Menz (Tel: +32 2 347 72 36; e-mail:


Vol. 1. Fortress Europe or a Europe of Fortresses: The Integration of Migrants in Western Europe
Vol. 2. Lugares, procesos y migrantes. Aspectos de la migración colombiana
Vol. 3. Social Cohesion in Europe and the Americas: Power, Time and Space/ Cohesión social en Europa y las Americas: Poder, tiempo y espacio
Vol. 4. Perspectivas comparativas del Liderazgo/ Comparative Perspectives on Leadership: RISC 2008
Vol. 5. Poder y ciudadanía en el combate a la pobreza
Vol. 6. Fronteras y reconfiguraciones regionales
Vol. 7. Le rôle de l’économie sociale dans les dynamiques socioéconomiques locales
Vol. 8. Reinforcing Governance: Perspectives on Development, Poverty and Global Crises
Vol. 9. Theorizing Borders Through Analysis of Power Relationships
Vol. 10. Strategic Natural Resource Governance/ La gouvernance des ressources naturelles stratégiques
Vol. 11. Stratégies et politiques de reconnaissance et d’identité
Vol. 12. Rgional Integration and Social Cohesion: Perspectives from the Developing World
Vol. 13. Borders Mobilities and Migrations
Vol. 14. Action rurale et développement en Europe