Studies in European Sociology

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.    

  • Collective Memories in War

    Edited by Krzysztof Kosela, Elena Rozhdestvenskaya, Victoria Semenova, Irina Tartakovskaya

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02 
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  • Autobiographies of Transformation

    Lives in Central and Eastern Europe

    Edited by Mike Keen, Janusz Mucha

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • Cultural Overstretch?

    Differences Between Old and New Member States of the EU and Turkey

    By Jurgen Gerhards

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
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  • Artistic Practices

    Social Interactions and Cultural Dynamics

    Edited by Tasos Zembylas

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-04-07
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  • Internationalisation of Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe

    The ‘Catching Up’ -- A Myth or a Strategy?

    Edited by Ilona Pálné Kovács, Dagmar Kutsar

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14
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  • Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads

    Edited by Aili Aarelaid-Tart, Li Bennich-Björkman

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
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  • Mobilizing Regions, Mobilizing Europe

    Expert Knowledge and Scientific Planning in European Regional Development

    By Sebastian M. Buettner

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
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  • The Road to Social Europe

    A Contemporary Approach to Political Cultures and Diversity in Europe

    By Jean-Claude Barbier

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
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  • Religion, Identity and Politics

    Germany and Turkey in Interaction

    Edited by Haldun Gülalp, Günter Seufert

    German–Turkish relations, which have a long history and generally unrecognized depth, have rarely been examined as mutually formative processes. Isolated instances of influence have been examined in detail, but the historical and still ongoing processes of mutual interaction have rarely been…

    Hardback – 2013-06-13
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  • Post-identity?

    Culture and European Integration

    Edited by Richard McMahon

    Collective identity, the emotionally powerful sense of belonging to a group, is a crucial source of popular legitimacy for nations. However efforts since the 1990s to politically support European integration by using identity mechanisms borrowed from nationalism have had very limited success.…

    Hardback – 2013-06-13
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  • The Social Meaning of Children and Fertility Change in Europe

    Edited by Anne Lise Ellingsaeter, An-Magritt Jensen, Merete Lie

    Low fertility in Europe has given rise to the notion of a ‘fertility crisis’. This book shifts the attention from fertility decline to why people do have children, asking what children mean to them. It investigates what role children play in how young adults plan their lives, and why and how young…

    Hardback – 2013-02-25
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  • Europe and Asia beyond East and West

    Edited by Gerard Delanty

    This major new book tackles key questions on Europe in the context of shifting parameters of East and West. The contributors - sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers and historians - show, from a variety of different perspectives, that the conventional equation of Europe with the West must be…

    Paperback – 2012-03-22
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  • Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society

    Edited by Patrick Baert, Sokratis M. Koniordos, Giovanna Procacci, Carlo Ruzza

    This book provides readers – students, researchers, academics, policy-makers, activists and interested non-specialists – with a sophisticated understanding of contemporary discussion, analysis and theorizing of issues pertaining to conflict, citizenship and civil society. It does so through…

    Paperback – 2012-02-21
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  • Social Class in Europe

    An introduction to the European Socio-economic Classification

    Edited by David Rose, Eric Harrison

    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.…

    Paperback – 2012-02-21
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  • Muslims in 21st Century Europe

    Structural and Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Anna Triandafyllidou

    Muslims in 21st Century Europe explores the interaction between native majorities and Muslim minorities in various European countries with a view to highlighting different paths of integration of immigrant and native Muslims. Starting with a critical overview of the institutionalisation of Islam…

    Paperback – 2012-02-06
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  • European Societies

    Fusion or Fission?

    Edited by Thomas Boje, Bart Van Steenbergen, Sylvia Walby

    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…

    Paperback – 2007-12-01
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  • Inclusions and Exclusions in European Societies

    Edited by Martin Kohli, Alison Woodward

    European social development over the last century has been characterized by an increasing inclusiveness of people into the ever-larger collectives of the nation state, the European Union and categories of welfare entitlement. Yet recent empirical data suggests that income gaps are growing and that…

    Paperback – 2007-12-01
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  • The End of the Welfare State?

    Responses to State Retrenchment

    Edited by Stefan Svallfors, Peter Taylor-Gooby

    Throughout the world, politicians from all the main parties are cutting back on state welfare provision, encouraging people to use the private sector instead and developing increasingly stringent techniques for the surveillance of the poor. Almost all experts agree that we are likely to see further…

    Paperback – 2007-12-01
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  • The Myth of Generational Conflict

    The Family and State in Ageing Societies

    Edited by Sara Arber, Claudine Attias-Donfut

    The ageing of Western societies has provoked extensive sociological debate, surrounding both the role of the state and whether it can afford the cost of an ageing population, and the role of the family, especially women, in supporting older people. In this important book, the authors examine how…

    Paperback – 2007-12-01
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  • Young Europeans, Work and Family

    Edited by Julia Brannen, Susan Lewis, Anne Nilsen

    Based on qualitative research carried out with young people aged from 18 to 30 in five European countries, Young Europeans, Work and Family examines young people's pathways to adulthood, and their perspectives on their future work and family lives. This enlightening book investigates young…

    Hardback – 2001-11-22
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  • Will Europe Work?

    Integration, Employment and the Social Order

    Edited by Martin Kohli, Mojca Novak

    In the post war years European integration was driven by nation states attempting to stimulate economic growth and social cohesion through European trade and cooperation. The results were prosperous, and unified Western European societies were based on full employment and redistributive welfare…

    Hardback – 2001-08-09
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