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.
EU Social Inclusion Policies in Post-Socialist Countries Top-Down and Bottom-Up Perspectives on Implementation
Green European Environmental Behaviour and Attitudes in Europe in a Historical and Cross-Cultural Comparative Perspective
Collective Memories in War
Cultural Overstretch? Differences Between Old and New Member States of the EU and Turkey
Internationalisation of Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe The ‘Catching Up’ -- A Myth or a Strategy?
Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads
Mobilizing Regions, Mobilizing Europe Expert Knowledge and Scientific Planning in European Regional Development
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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....
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...