European societies

Mapping structure and change

Steffan Mau and Roland Verwiebe

European societies

Steffan Mau and Roland Verwiebe

Distributed for Bristol University Press

448 pages | © 2010
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781847426543 Published October 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9781847426550 Published October 2010 For sale in North and South America only
This comprehensive textbook provides a thorough analysis of the nature of European societies across the expanded EU member states. Using a wealth of data, the authors compare the different dimensions of the territorial and social order of Europe and address a range of issues relating to Europeanisation and key topics such as inequality, migration, poverty, population and family, the labour market and education. Presented in a student friendly way, this book also helps unravel people’s attitudes towards Europe, European integration and citizens of other European countries. It will be an essential read for under- and post-graduate students and academics of sociology, European studies, social stratification, social policy and political sciences.
Contents

Introduction and conceptual considerations

Part one: The European social model from a historical perspective: Commonalities and intra-European exchange
Socio-structural characteristics of European societies

Part two: European societies compared: Political-economic models and institutional arrangements
Population and family
Migration
Labour market and employment
Education
Social inequality
Quality of life

Part three: European integration and European society in the making: Institutional and political aspects of Europeanisation
The dynamics of inequality in Europe
Horizontal Europeanisation
Subjective Europeanisation

Conclusion: rise of a European society?

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