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Changing Europe
Identities, Nations and Citizens

ISBN 9780415267786
Published July 30, 2002 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

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

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'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