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Will Europe Work? : Integration, Employment and the Social Order - Martin Kohli

Will Europe Work?

Integration, Employment and the Social Order

By: Martin Kohli (Editor), Mojca Novak (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th August 2001
ISBN: 9780415260220
Number Of Pages: 216

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In the post war years European integration was driven by nation states attempting to stimulate economic growth and social cohesion through European trade and cooperation. The results were prosperous, and unified Western European societies were based on full employment and redistributive welfare states. However, in today's Europe - a Europe subject to increasing international competition fuelled by both economic and cultural globalization - the European social model needs to be re-examined, yet its emphasis on cohesion remains crucial for the future of Europe as a unified polity.

Investigating this issue in depth, this outstanding collection is divided into three key sections. These parts:

* ask how recent developments have changed the old European model of employment and social protection, and outline a possible new European social model
* focus on the questions of European identity and European borders, with special emphasis on cultural divisions such as ethnicity
* concentrate on institutions such as citizenship and language, and reflect on sociology's ability to address European integration and the new European social order.

Will Europe Work? brings together some of the leading names in European sociology to look at the construction of this new European social order through changing patterns of employment and Welfare and changing definitions of citizenship and identity.

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Working in Europe :Towards a New Social Model
International Competition, Supernatioanl Integration, National Solidarity: The Emerging Constitution of "Social Europe" Wolfgang Streeck
Will Social Europe Work? Joakim Palme
Gender, Class and Patterns of Inequality in Different types of Welfare States Walter Korpi
Employment and Labour Market Policies in South Europe Maria Petmesidou
Working on Europe: Constructing Identities
State Borders, Border Regions and the Construction of European Identity Liam O'Dowd
Our Time: Europe in the Age of Global Networks and Flowing Identities Risto Heiskala
Constructing Europe, Constructing European Citizenship: Contradictory Trends Chiara Saraceno
Working on Europe: Perspectives and Institutions
Missing a European Public Sphere uuml;Jurgen Gerhards
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ISBN: 9780415260220
ISBN-10: 0415260221
Series: Routledge/Esa Studies in European Society, Number 5
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 9th August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1