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Economic Restructuring and Social Exclusion

1st Edition

Edited by Phillip J Brown, Rosemary Crompton


254 pages

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Economic Restructuring and Social Exclusion provides a timely reminder of persisting inequalities of class, race and gender as a consequence of the changes which have engulfed Europe in less than a decade. The contributors consider key debates including democracy, social justice and citizenship. The book also examines evidence that social and economic polarization is increasing, and the prospect of a conspicuous and growing "underclass" in Europe’s urban centres is fast becoming a reality. This volume will be particularly valuable for undergraduate and postgraduate students in sociology.

Table of Contents



Introduction, Rosemary Crompton and Phillip Brown

1. Exclusion, post-Fordism and the "New Europe", Patricia Kennett

2. Flexibilization and Part-Time Work in Europe, Irene Bruegl and Ariane Hegewisch

3. Gender and Pensions in Europe: Current Trends in Women’s Pension Acquistion, Jay Ginn and Sara Arber

4. Combining Work and Family: Working Mothers in Scandinavia and the European Community, Arnlaug Leira

5. Some Issues of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism in the "New" Europe: Rethinking Sociological Paradigms, Sheila Allen & Marie Macey

6. Race, Citizenship and "Fortress Europe", Mark Mitchell & Dave Russell

7. The Making of an Underclass: Neo-Liberalism Versus Corporation, Scott Lash

8. After the Cold War: The Defence Industry and the New Europe, John Lovering

9. The Collapse of Soviet Socialism: Legitimation, Regulation, and the New Class, Larry Ray

10. Privatization, Class and Interest Formation, Terry Cox


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: British Sociological Association

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 2001, is comprised of original books published in conjunction with the British Sociological Association. The set draws together original research by leading academics based on study groups and conference papers, in the areas of youth, race, the sociology of work, gender, social research, urban studies, class, deviance and social control, law, development, and health. Each volume provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. This set will be of particular interest to students and academics in the field of sociology, health and social care, gender studies and criminology respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General