1st Edition

Diversity, Standardization and Social Transformation Gender, Ethnicity and Inequality in Europe

By Lesley McMillan, Max Koch Copyright 2011
    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    246 Pages
    by Routledge

    Arranged around the themes of theorizing and policy-making, race, ethnicity and religion, gender, and class, inequality and welfare, this book addresses the question of whether the European Union tends towards diversification or standardization. It engages with issues of identity, citizenship and social justice, changes throughout the life course, social movements, the reconciliation of work and life, the increasing diversity of cultural values, and integration and immigration, whilst also examining questions of social inclusion and exclusion. Presenting a general theoretical framework for the simultaneous analysis of standardization and diversification processes, alongside detailed case studies at EU and national levels, Diversity, Standardization and Social Transformation explores the interactions between national, European and regional regulatory spaces.

    Introduction, Max Koch, Lesley McMillan, Bram Peper; Part 1 Theoretical and Policy Approaches; Chapter 1 Diversity and Standardization, Mark Elchardus; Chapter 2 Welfare Policy at the Crossroads, Jan Petersson; Part 2 Gender; Chapter 3 Prostitution and Trafficking in a European Context, Ingrid Jönsson; Chapter 4 Sexual Violence in Europe, Lesley McMillan; Chapter 5 Standardization or Diversity in European Welfare Regimes?, Sirin Sung, Maria Das Dores Guerreiro; Part 3 Ethnicity and Cultural Diversity; Chapter 6 Which Societal Developments Lead to Ethnic Prejudice in Western European Societies?, Wolfgang Aschauer; Chapter 7 The Labour Market Integration of the Children of Immigrants in Flanders, Belgium, Ignace Glorieux, Ilse Laurijssen; Chapter 8 Diversity in Europe, Barbara Littlewood; Chapter 9 Entrepreneurship and Cultural Diversity in a ‘Homogeneous’ Society, M’hammed Sabour; Part 4 Inequality and Welfare; Chapter 10 Diversity and Standardization in European Employment Regulation, Max Koch; Chapter 11 The Care Risk in Europe, Mara Yerkes, Bram Peper; Chapter 12 Diversity, Standardization and the Perspective of Social Transformation, Max Koch, Lesley McMillan, Bram Peper;


    Max Koch is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Welfare at Lund University, Sweden, Lesley McMillan is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK and Bram Peper is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    'This book is unique. It demonstrates that good theory combined with public policies demands attention in the 21st century. The authors raise provocative questions about the dialectic between diversity and standardization that challenge us to rethink how to move beyond country case studies.' Rosanna Hertz, Wellesley College, USA