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Studies in European Sociology


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Europe is currently undergoing massive change. In the former Eastern Europe, societies are adapting to post-communist regimes and economies and facing the implications of war in the Balkans. In the west the increased integration of the European Union impacts on every aspect of legal, economic and political life. The whole of Europe is going through major transformations in terms of gender, race and class. This series published by Routledge with the European Sociological Association, provides a forum for sociological responses to these developments.    

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EU Social Inclusion Policies in Post-Socialist Countries Top-Down and Bottom-Up Perspectives on Implementation

EU Social Inclusion Policies in Post-Socialist Countries: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Perspectives on Implementation

1st Edition

Edited By Ingrid Fylling, Elena Loreni Baciu, Janne Paulsen Breimo
July 30, 2019

The fact that post-socialist European Union (EU) countries are struggling with implementation of the EU's social inclusion policy is well known. But why is that so? Are the problems solely connected with how inclusion policies are enforced, or could it just as likely be the way policies ...

Wage Distribution Fairness in Post-Socialist Countries Situation and Socialization

Wage Distribution Fairness in Post-Socialist Countries: Situation and Socialization

1st Edition

By Zsófia Ignácz
November 02, 2017

Fairness of wage distribution – or the perception of such – is a phenomenon crucial for the stability of new democracies. While theories exist about how change of the political system trickles down to the attitudinal level, the systematic analysis of the effect of economic transition on public ...

Green European Environmental Behaviour and Attitudes in Europe in a Historical and Cross-Cultural Comparative Perspective

Green European: Environmental Behaviour and Attitudes in Europe in a Historical and Cross-Cultural Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Audrone Telesiene, Matthias Gross
July 12, 2016

Green European addresses the quest for a better understanding of European type(s) of environmentalism. This monograph focuses on public attitudes and behaviours and the culturally rooted as well as country specific differences. The book addresses the wider issue that many European countries are ...

Collective Memories in War

Collective Memories in War

1st Edition

Edited By Elena Rozhdestvenskaya, Victoria Semenova, Irina Tartakovskaya, Krzysztof Kosela
December 01, 2015

This edited collection offers an empirical exploration of social memory in the context of politics, war, identity and culture. With a substantive focus on Eastern Europe, it employs the methodologies of visual studies, content and discourse analysis, in-depth interviews and surveys to substantiate ...

Artistic Practices Social Interactions and Cultural Dynamics

Artistic Practices: Social Interactions and Cultural Dynamics

1st Edition

Edited By Tasos Zembylas
October 12, 2015

Art matters. It affects us in our daily lives and is full of meanings that are valuable to all of us. As a catalyst for social interactions, art may either cause public conflict and create dissensions or facilitate mutual understanding and strengthen collective bonds. All of this is grounded in ...

Autobiographies of Transformation Lives in Central and Eastern Europe

Autobiographies of Transformation: Lives in Central and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Mike Keen, Janusz Mucha
September 11, 2014

Autobiographies of Transformation is a completely unique history of sociology in Central and Eastern Europe in the post-Communist era. Through the autobiographies of ten key sociological witnesses from the region, the sociological imagination is turned upon itself, resulting in a ...

Cultural Overstretch? Differences Between Old and New Member States of the EU and Turkey

Cultural Overstretch?: Differences Between Old and New Member States of the EU and Turkey

1st Edition

By Jurgen Gerhards
August 12, 2014

Within a few years the European Union will be enlarged from fifteen to twenty-eight member states, including Turkey. Cultural Overstretch investigates whether the new countries culturally fit into the European Union. Interpreting the European treaties and the European Law, Gerhards describes ...

Social Class in Europe An introduction to the European Socio-economic Classification

Social Class in Europe: An introduction to the European Socio-economic Classification

1st Edition

Edited By David Rose, Eric Harrison
February 21, 2012

This timely volume introduces a new social class schema, the European Socio-economic Classification (ESeC), which has been specifically developed and tested for use in EU comparative research. Social Class in Europe aims to introduce researchers to the new classification and its research potential....

Internationalisation of Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe The ‘Catching Up’ -- A Myth or a Strategy?

Internationalisation of Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe: The ‘Catching Up’ -- A Myth or a Strategy?

1st Edition

Edited By Ilona Pálné Kovács, Dagmar Kutsar
March 13, 2014

Internationalisation of Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe explores the way in which social sciences, in comparison with other sciences in Europe, have been divided by the political orders of West and East. As part of the field of science policies in Europe, this book contributes to the ...

Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads

Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads

1st Edition

Edited By Aili Aarelaid-Tart, Li Bennich-Björkman
January 03, 2014

This book brings together life stories from five generations of Balts, living through the diverse and recurring transformations of the twentieth century: occupations, war, independence, totalitarianism, and democratic rule and market economy. The twentieth century history of the Baltic ...

Mobilizing Regions, Mobilizing Europe Expert Knowledge and Scientific Planning in European Regional Development

Mobilizing Regions, Mobilizing Europe: Expert Knowledge and Scientific Planning in European Regional Development

1st Edition

By Sebastian M. Buettner
January 03, 2014

Regional development strategies are becoming more similar all around Europe, even though regional differences are more pronounced than ever and many European regions have become more autonomous actors. This thesis of a peculiar standardized diversification of sub-national space in the modern ...

The Road to Social Europe A Contemporary Approach to Political Cultures and Diversity in Europe

The Road to Social Europe: A Contemporary Approach to Political Cultures and Diversity in Europe

1st Edition

By Jean-Claude Barbier
January 03, 2014

In the wake of the Greek and Irish crises, and at a moment when solidarity between states is hotly debated on a daily basis at EU level, it is important to understand how ‘solidarity’ can happen at all. The Road to Social Europe reviews the development of political cultural processes since the ...

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