Historical, Cultural, Socio-Political and Economic Perspectives on Europe

Author: Stern-Gillet, Suzanne
Lunati, Teresa
Year:2000
Pages:380
ISBN:0-7734-7460-9
978-0-7734-7460-4
Price:239.95
Draws together contributors from diverse backgrounds to analyze European development. It acknowledges the problem at the heart of this process - namely the interplay between the logic of contemporary economic forces and the sometimes dissonant and conflicting cultural, social and political forces which have shaped Europe's turbulent history.

Reviews

“The editors have brought together an impressive and diverse range of contributors from various national and discipline backgrounds. . . . By embracing Europe’s diversity within its individual contributions it acknowledges the current problematic at the heart of European development – namely the interplay between the logic of contemporary economic forces and the sometimes dissonant and conflicting cultural, social and political forces which have shaped Europe’s turbulent history.” – Peter Marsh

“It is likely to be useful as a reference volume for broad-based European Studies courses, and certain individual contributions should find use in courses which include examination of specific aspects of European culture, politics, and economics.” – James Jordan

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Preface; Introduction
1. Europe: A Multi-Faceted Concept (Suzanne Stern-Gillet)
2. Is Western Culture a “Tale of Two Cities”? (Rémi Brague)
3. Europe as Vortex (Edgar Morin)
4. Asia the Inspiration, Asia the Threat (Roger-Pol Droit)
5. Building Europe: A Historical Perspective (Francesca Astengo)
6. The European Economy: Growth, Phases and Socio-Political Determinants (Wolfgang Brassloff)
7. Democracy, Citizenship and Legitimacy in the European Union (Richard Schofield)
8. Human Rights Protection in Europe (Venkat Iyer)
9. National Languages and Mother Tongues (Roger Whitehouse)
10. Aspects of Christian Europe: Patron Saints of Europe (Ysabel de Andia)
11. The Italian and British Economies in the Post-War Period (M. Teresa Lunati)
12. German Attitudes towards Europe: Continuity and Change (Ulla Spittler and Gerd Knischewski)
13. French Public Opinion on Europe (Michaël Bruter)
14. Iberia’s Return to Europe (Audrey Brassloff)
15. The Polish Model of Religiousness (Andrzej Wicher)