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Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

Europe is currently undergoing massive change. In the former Eastern Europe, societies are adapting to post-communist regimes and economies and facing the implications of war in the Balkans. In the west the increased integration of the European Union impacts on every aspect of legal, economic and political life. The whole of Europe is going through major transformations in terms of gender, race and class. This series published by Routledge with the European Sociological Association, provides a forum for sociological responses to these developments.    

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  1. Autobiographies of Transformation

    Lives in Central and Eastern Europe

    Edited by Mike Keen, Janusz Mucha

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Autobiographies of Transformation is a completely unique history of sociology in Central and Eastern Europe in the post-Communist era. Through the autobiographies of ten key sociological witnesses from the region, the sociological imagination is turned upon itself, resulting in a...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cultural Overstretch?

    Differences Between Old and New Member States of the EU and Turkey

    By Jurgen Gerhards

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Within a few years the European Union will be enlarged from fifteen to twenty-eight member states, including Turkey. Cultural Overstretch investigates whether the new countries culturally fit into the European Union. Interpreting the European treaties and the European Law, Gerhards describes...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Artistic Practices

    Social Interactions and Cultural Dynamics

    Edited by Tasos Zembylas

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Art matters. It affects us in our daily lives and is full of meanings that are valuable to all of us. As a catalyst for social interactions, art may either cause public conflict and create dissensions or facilitate mutual understanding and strengthen collective bonds. All of this is grounded in...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Internationalisation of Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe

    The ‘Catching Up’ -- A Myth or a Strategy?

    Edited by Ilona Pálné Kovács, Dagmar Kutsar

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Internationalisation of Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe explores the way in which social sciences, in comparison with other sciences in Europe, have been divided by the political orders of West and East. As part of the field of science policies in Europe, this book contributes to the...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads

    Edited by Aili Aarelaid-Tart, Li Bennich-Björkman

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    This book brings together life stories from five generations of Balts, living through the diverse and recurring transformations of the twentieth century: occupations, war, independence, totalitarianism, and democratic rule and market economy. The twentieth century history of the Baltic...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Mobilizing Regions, Mobilizing Europe

    Expert Knowledge and Scientific Planning in European Regional Development

    By Sebastian M. Buettner

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Regional development strategies are becoming more similar all around Europe, even though regional differences are more pronounced than ever and many European regions have become more autonomous actors. This thesis of a peculiar standardized diversification of sub-national space in the modern...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Road to Social Europe

    A Contemporary Approach to Political Cultures and Diversity in Europe

    By Jean-Claude Barbier

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    In the wake of the Greek and Irish crises, and at a moment when solidarity between states is hotly debated on a daily basis at EU level, it is important to understand how ‘solidarity’ can happen at all. The Road to Social Europe reviews the development of political cultural processes since the...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Religion, Identity and Politics

    Germany and Turkey in Interaction

    Edited by Haldun Gülalp, Günter Seufert

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    German–Turkish relations, which have a long history and generally unrecognized depth, have rarely been examined as mutually formative processes. Isolated instances of influence have been examined in detail, but the historical and still ongoing processes of mutual interaction have rarely been...

    Published June 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Post-identity?

    Culture and European Integration

    Edited by Richard McMahon

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Collective identity, the emotionally powerful sense of belonging to a group, is a crucial source of popular legitimacy for nations. However efforts since the 1990s to politically support European integration by using identity mechanisms borrowed from nationalism have had very limited success....

    Published June 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Social Meaning of Children and Fertility Change in Europe

    Edited by Anne Lise Ellingsaeter, An-Magritt Jensen, Merete Lie

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Low fertility in Europe has given rise to the notion of a ‘fertility crisis’. This book shifts the attention from fertility decline to why people do have children, asking what children mean to them. It investigates what role children play in how young adults plan their lives, and why and how young...

    Published February 24th 2013 by Routledge

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