Completed Projects

National and Regional Symbolic Boundaries among European Elites: A Qualitative Interview Study of the Higher Officials of the European Union

PhD project

Completed in August 2019

The process of European integration and the transfer of political competences to "Brussels" have led to the development of a new administrative elite around the European institutions. This project asked to what extent this group develops a common European identification as well as what role the heterogeneous national and regional backgrounds play for processes of group-making.

Project Publications

Drewski, Daniel (2023): Language and symbolic boundaries among transnational elites: A qualitative case study of European Commission officials. Global networks : a journal of transnational affairs,1-16, doi: 10.1111/glob.12434

Drewski, Daniel (2021): National and regional symbolic boundaries in the European Commission: Towards an ever-closer union? London/New York: Routledge.

Drewski, Daniel (2021): EU Eastern Enlargement and Symbolic Boundaries: A Qualitative Case Study of the Civil Servants of the European Commission. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 50(2), 96-113, doi: 10.1515/zfsoz-2021-0008

Drewski, Daniel (2021): National and regional symbolic boundaries among EU elites: A qualitative interview study of the higher officials of the European Commission.Soziologie 50(2).

Drewski, Daniel, Jürgen Gerhards & Silke Hans (2018): National Symbolic Capital in a Multinational Environment. An Exploratory Study of Symbolic Boundaries at a European School in Brussels. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research. 31(4): 429-448.