1st Edition

European Societies Fusion or Fission?

Edited By Thomas Boje, Bart Van Steenbergen, Sylvia Walby Copyright 1999
    282 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    Are the recent developments in Europe bringing countries together or pulling them apart? The leading experts in this book (including Sheila Allen, Marlis Buchmann, Piotr Sztompka, and Patrick Ziltener) cover a wide range of subjects, including the move towards political democracy and market economy in Central and Eastern societies, the project of the European Union, ethnic conflict, the rise of nationalism, social exclusion and women's role in public life.

    Introduction Thomas Boje, Bart van Steenbergen and Sylvia Walby Opening atricle: Europe as issues of sociology Goran Therborn, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Part One: Social exclusion and European integration The revitalisation of Western Europe and the politics of the social dimension Volker Bornschier, University of Zurich, Switzerland and Patrick Ziltener, University of Zurich, Switzerland European integration: Disparate dynamics of bureaucratic control and communicative participation Marlis Buchmann, University of Zurich, Switzerland Gender qualities in European societies today Sara Arber, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK The undocumented underclass Godfried Engerbersen, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands Part Two: Citizenship and Gender The role of social movements for the project of civil society: the case of women's movement Ute Gerhard, University of Frankfurt Women and democratization: some notes on recent changes in Hungary Julia Szalai, Institute of Sociology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Non-standard employment, and social exclusion Rosemary Crompton, University of Leicester, UK Part Three: Nationalism and Ethnicity Ethnic nationalism and immigrant ethnic minority groups John Rex, formerly of University of Durham and Warwick, UK Nationalism, national identity and citizenship in the new Europe Mark Mitchell and Dave Russell, both at the University of Portsmouth, UK Nationalism: Ethnicity and gender Sheila Allen, University of Bradford, UK The Balkan tragedy: a universal or particular theme? Margareta Bertillsson, Copenhagen University, Denmark Part Four: Transition The cultural core of post-communist transformations Piotr Sztompka, Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland The rise of managerialism: the new class after the fall of Communism Ivan Szelenyi, UCLA, USA Second thoughts on the transformations in East and Central Europe Michael Illner, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague Conclusion European sociologists between economic globalisation and cultural fragmentation Alain Touraine, Centre d'Analyse at d'Intervention Sociologiques, Paris


    Thomas Boje, Bart Van Steenbergen, Sylvia Walby