Europe has changed significantly and is now facing even more dramatic transformations with the enlargement of the European Union, the introduction of the euro and its increased role as a global actor in world affairs. This clear and accessible textbook provides an introduction to the key issues now shaping the new Europe and its citizens.
The book features:
* a history of the idea of 'Europe' and the development of the European nation state
* analysis of European identity and the challenges posed by citizenship, migration, human rights, regionalism and nationalism
* examination of the enlargement process and the impact of globalisation
* key learning points, text boxes and guides for further reading to help students
'Changing Europe is a clearly written resource manual for students and scholars involved in studying Europe's changing identity in the 21st century … each chapter engages in a careful introspection into the history of European ideas and affairs.' - Journal of Contemporary European Studies
1. Introduction 2. European Citizenship 3. The Nation-Sate in Europe 4. Nationalism in Europe 5. Regions in Europe and a 'Europe of the Regions' 6. Migration and Asylum-Seeking in Europe 7. Human Rights - the European Experience 8. 'Europe' and European Identity 9. European Nation-States: integration and institutions 10. The enlargement of the European Union 11. European Nation-States and Globalisation