The Human Atlas of Europe

A Continent United In Diversity

Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling, and Benjamin Hennig

The Human Atlas of Europe

Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling, and Benjamin Hennig

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | illustrated in maps throughout | 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 | © 2017
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781447313540 Published July 2017 For sale in North and South America only
What does Brexit actually mean for the United Kingdom and what are the wider implications for Europe? Was the UK “leave” vote actually symptomatic of broader issues within Europe such as population mobility and the rise of non-traditional parties?
 
Written by leading international authors, this timely atlas explores Europe’s society, culture, economy, politics, and environment using state of the art mapping techniques. With maps covering over eighty topics ranging from life expectancy to greenhouse gas emissions, gross domestic product, and Eurovision voting, The Human Atlas of Europe addresses fundamental questions around social cohesion and sustainable growth as Europe negotiates the United Kingdom’s exit while continuing through the economic crisis.
 
This concise, accessible atlas is packed with exciting features, including:
 
  • short introductions to each topic
  • maps using the very latest data
  • infographics bringing this all to life
  • summaries of key information including league tables
  • core statistics on Europe

Taken as a whole, the atlas shows how geographical and state boundaries only tell a partial story. The people of Europe still live in a far more cohesive continent than they realize.
Contents
A-Introduction
Reference Map A1: Land Area Map
Reference Map A2: Population Cartogram
Reference Map A3: Gridded Population Cartogram
B-Population
Population by Age and Sex
Adults (Working Age)
Children
Older People
Gender
Asylum-Seekers
Populations of Concern
Asylum Holders
Born Abroad
Born Abroad, Increase
Born Abroad, Decrease
Foreign Citizens
Roma People
International Tourist Arrivals
Population Increase
Population Decline
Projected Population 2050
Total Births
Life Expectancy (National)
Life Expectancy (Regional)
Prisoners
Homicides
C-Wealth and Poverty
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
GDP Increase
GDP Decline
GDP Per Inhabitant
Disposable Income
Disposable Income Change
Government Debt
Stock Exchange Listed Companies
Market Value of Stock Exchange Listed Companies
Stocks Traded
Internet Access
Telephone Access
Mobile Phones
Vulnerable Employment
Relative Poverty (National)
Relative Poverty (Regional)
Poverty Below US$2 a Day
Billionaires
Income Inequality
Gender Inequality
Human Development Index
D-Health
Mortality Rate
Deaths from Non-Communicable Diseases
Deaths from Injuries
Deaths from Communicable Diseases
Deaths from Diseases of the Circulatory System
Deaths from Cancer
Deaths from Diseases of the Respiratory System
Deaths from Alcohol Use
Deaths from Drug Use
Obesity
Female Smokers
Male Smokers
Suicides
Total Health Spending
Public/Private Share of Health Spending
Doctors (National)
Dentists
Health Professionals
Doctors (Regional)
Hospital Beds
E-Education
NO Schooling
Primarily only Education
Secondary only Education
Tertiary Education
Graduates (Aged 30-34)
Raising Graduate Numbers
Students
Vocational Programmes
Early Leavers from Education and Training
Children in Pre-School
Studying Abroad: Incoming Students
Studying Abroad: Outgoing Students
F-Work
Labour Force
Women in Labour Force
Unemployment (National)
Change in Unemployment
Youth Unemployment
Change in Youth Unemployment
Unemployment (Regional)
People Working in Agriculture
People Working in Industry (National)
People Working in Construction
People Working in the Service Sector
People Working in High-Tech Sectors
Managers
Professionals
Technicians and Associate Professionals
Clerical Support Workers
Service and Sales Workers
Skilled Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Workers
Craft and Related Trades Workers
Plant and Machine Operators and Assemblers
Elementary Occupations
G-Environment
Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Nitrous Oxide Emissions
Methane Emissions
Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Motor Vehicles
Railway Lines
Vulnerability of European Regions to Climate Change
Energy Production
Energy Use
Energy Use: Fossil Fuels
Energy Use: Combustible Renewables and Waste
Freshwater Withdrawals
Renewable Freshwater Resources
Terrestrial and Marine Protected Areas
Forest Are
Lonely Europe
H-Politics
How Important is Politics?
Is Democracy the Best Political System?
Is Army Rule a Very Good Political System?
How Much Interest in Politics?
Voting Preferences-Left, Right or Centre?
Attending Lawful Demonstrations
Joining Unofficial Strikes
Belonging to Welfare Organizations
Belonging to Peace Movements
Occupying Buildings/Factories
Trust in National Government
Women in Parliament
Quality of Government
I-Identity and Culture
General Happiness
Life Satisfaction
Feeling ‘European’
Fear of Losing National Identity
How Important is Leisure Time?
How Important is Work?
How Important is Family?
How Important are Friends?
Attitude to Competition
Trust in Other People
The Importance of Religion
Belonging to Religious Organisations
Can the Death Penalty be Justified?
Belief in Life after Death
Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest, Votes Given to Sweden
J-EU Budget
EU Budget: Net Contributors
EU Budget: Net Receivers
How the EU Budget is Spent
K-Conclusion
Notes and sources
 
Review Quotes
Living Geography
"This atlas will be an essential catalyst for teacher-pupil discussions, and an authoritative source of information as we move towards a post-Brexit world."
Society of Cartographers Bulletin
"An effective and engaging atlas of Europe."
Choice
"The entire range of cartograms covers a very broad swath of cultural, demographic, economic, and social data. . .The point of this work is very forcibly made with graphics that demonstrate that many more forces bind together rather than separate Europeans."
Rachel S. Franklin, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences, Brown University
"A visually stunning atlas, the best of art and information combined. Although worthy of standing on its own, it also provides an indispensable companion to the social, economic, and political changes sweeping Europe."
Dawn Foster, Guardian columnist
"A fascinating, accessible, and timely guide to modern Europe, providing an essential toolkit for understanding the continent post-Brexit."
Roger Casale, founder and CEO of New Europeans
“An exceptional contribution to our understanding of who we are as Europeans. When we look at Europe from the outside, we find much more in common than divides us. This book traces the contours of those commonalities and brings them to life."
Kevin Featherstone, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science
"Think you know Europe? Think again: this is a captivating window on the deeper realities of the Europe we share."
Sergiu Miscoiu, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napocam, Romania
"Both scientifically extremely valuable and ethically intriguing and challenging, as it tackles our representation of the territory from a human and social perspective.''
Susan Millns, School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex
"A truly fascinating book which explores in a state-of-the-art, visual way a whole series of topics about European life, societies, and populations. The book combines clear text and infographics to present an innovative way of thinking about, and seeing, Europe in all its rich diversity and surprising cohesion. Packed with information about an array of key challenges currently facing Europe."
Pierre Vercauteren, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
“A stimulating and unique perspective to the understanding of Europe as a political entity facing identity and culture challenges at a time of great crisis.”
Gazmend Kapllani, author of "A Short Border Handbook"
“Post Berlin-Wall Europe is a continent united by its common geography and the European Union. This outstanding work gives answers to the economic challenges and inequalities between its different regions to help forge a common destiny. Committed Europeans will read it as a work of self-knowledge.”
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