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Social Change and Political Transformation

ISBN 9780815348405
Published June 2, 2020 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

Social Change in Political Transformation is thorough examination of political transformation the book features contributors from western and eastern Europe, giving their views on how European society and institutions are changing. The themes of social change, new movements and the development of European institutions are developed within a broad framework, and are supposed by considerable empirical detail relating to the European Community and a disaggregated eastern Europe. Students of political sociology, politics and European studies will all find this a useful text providing theories and explanations, as well as summaries of recent research.

Table of Contents



Introduction, Chris Rootes

1. European Countries in a Post-National Era, Alain Touraine

2. The European Community: Regime-Building and Institutionalization of Criteria for Rationality, Rainer Lepsius

3. Harmonization and the Art of European Government, Andrew Barry

4. These on a Post-Military Europe: Conscription, Citizenship and Militarism After the Cold War, Martin Shaw

5. Changing Attitudes in the European Community, Sheena Ashford and Loek Halman

6. Support for New Social Movements in Five Western European Countries, Dieter Fuchs and Dieter Rucht

7. Environmentalism in Europe: An East-West Comparison, Petr Jehlicka

8. Order, Crisis and Social Movements in the Transition from State Socialism, Nick Manning

9. Intellectuals and Democratization in Hungary, András Bozóki

10. State and Society in Poland, Mira Marody

11. Some Thoughts on Trust, Collective Identity, and the Transition from State Socialism, Adam Seligman


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