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Social Europe





ISBN 9780582316096
Published July 8, 1998 by Routledge
296 Pages

 
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Since the first edition of Social Europe was published in 1992 profound social changes have occurred throughout Europe as a result of conflicting pressures on the one hand to become more integrated and on the other to protect national interests and identity. This second edition of Social Europe has been fully revised to provide a comprehensive and focused account of basic social issues and structures which provide the context for these changes. Each chapter covers a key topic such as education, crime, gender, health and religion and provides valuable comparisons between the key nation states of Western Europe.

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Series Editor's Preface
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgements
List of contributors

1. Social Europe: unity and diversity - an introduction - Joe Bailey

Part One: Changing Social Structures
2. Social stratification in Europe - Howard H.Davis
3. Industrial structure and performance: common challenges- diverse experiences - Christel Lane
4. Europe's ageing population- demographic trends - John Simons
5. Gender and Europe: cultural and structural impediments to change - Angela Glasner
6. Race and ethnicity in Europen -John Rex

Part Two: Responding to Social Institutions
7. A crazy quilt: education, training and social change in Europe - Lynne Chisholm
8. Trade unions in Europe - Ian Procter
9. Crime and cross-border policing in Europe; Social Europe - Michael Levi and Mike Maguire
10. From AIDS to Alzheimer's: policy and politics in setting new health agendas - Bridget Towers
11. God and Caesar: religion in a rapidly changing Europe - Grace Davie
12. Leisure :jeux sans frontieres or major European industry? - Stan Clark

Index

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