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Divided Europe : Society and Territory - Ray Hudson

Divided Europe

Society and Territory

By: Ray Hudson (Editor), Allan M. Williams (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 1998
ISBN: 9780761957522
Number Of Pages: 315

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An examination of the social and territorial divisions within Europe that uses a global perspective to argue that social and territorial divisions are inextricably linked, and that only a detailed examination of economic, political and geographical differences can lead to a clearer understanding of the social tensions and inequalities that exist within Europe. The contributors show how contested social models of welfare respond to both global pressures and the attempts to harmonize European social provision. The essays provide a detailed examination of economic, political and geographical differences, and explore the social dimensions of disadvantage and inequality. Topics covered include: gendered and regional changes in employment; social integration and citizenship issues arising from migration and racial differences; welfare state responses to the needs of growing numbers of older people; and the existence of social exclusion in Europe's complex and changing boundary regions.

Industry Reviews

`Following an excellent editorial introduction, the book is divided into four principle sections, successively examining the economic, political, spatial and social dimensions to this new geographical mediation of Europe. Issues addressed include uneven development, nationalism, gender, ethnicity, racialisation and citizenship and demography. The content is aimed primarily at an undergraduate readership and within certain constraints, includes a good range of accessible material written by acknowledged experts in their fields.' - Geography

`The book does cover a wide range of contempororary European geographical debates and it contains plenty of interesting arguments and original facts and figures that are inspiring for anyone dealing with the issue.' - European Planning Studies

`This book is a welcome addition to the academic debate on Europe. Rather than discussing Europe in terms of integration and harmonization, this volume in concerned with the causes and consequences of present divisions. It is organized into four main sections - economic, political, spacial and social- which gives a variety of perspectives on the theme in question' - Regional and Federal Studies

Re-shaping Europe
The Challenge of New Divisions within a Homogenized Political-Economic Space
Economic Dimensions
The New Economy of the New Europe
Eradicating Divisions or Creating New Forms of Uneven Development?
European Financial Integration and Uneven Development
Political Dimensions
Nationalism and Its Derivatives in Post-1989 Europe
New Geographies of Democracy in Contemporary Europe
Spatial Dimensions
The 'Divided' Mediterranean
Redefining European Relationships
Transformation and Division in Central Europe
Social Dimensions
Deconstructing the Maastricht Myth? Economic and Social Cohesion in Europe
Regional and Gender Dimensions of Inequality
Ethnicity, Racialization and Citizenship as Divisive Elements in Europe
Divided Responses to an Ageing Population
Apocalyptic Demography, Ideology and Rational Social Administration
Boundaries of Social Exclusion in Europe
A Divided European Future?
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ISBN: 9780761957522
ISBN-10: 0761957529
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 315
Published: 1st November 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.75  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.57