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The Routledge International Handbook of European Social Transformations

Edited by: Peeter Vihalemm , Anu Masso , Signe Opermann

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781472477941
eBook ISBN: 9781315612942
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This book focuses on social transformations as one of the central topics in the social sciences. The study of European social transformations is very valuable in the context of universal discussions within social sciences: explaining invariable, universal attributes of societies and examining changing attributes. The book consists of 20 chapters on European social transformations, written from the perspectives of distinguished scholars from such disciplines as economics, political science, educational science, geography, media and communication studies, public management and administration, social psychology and sociology. The temporal and spatial range of the book is wide, including such global changes as time-space compression, focusing particularly on change processes in Europe during the last two decades. The book consists of four main parts, beginning with an overview of the theoretical and methodological approaches, and then focusing separately on post-communist transformations, institutional drivers of social transformations in the European Union, and European transformations in the context of global processes. The book presents current theoretical, empirical and methodological approaches that complement the scientific literature on social transformations.

This book is both an invaluable resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom and will be of interest to students, academics, and policy-makers studying how this diverse region has changed over recent years.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Theoretical approaches to post-communist transformations in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Evolving approaches to the analysis of Central and Eastern European capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Methodological solutions for comparative research on transformations Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Varieties and patterns of post-communist transformations Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The concept of refraction and the narrative approach to exploring multi-level social reform initiatives Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Capitalism by design Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The development of political systems in post-communist countries Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The decline of liberal constitutionalism in East Central Europe Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Social stratification and inequalities in Eastern and Central Europe Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Social transformations, housing and socio-economic segregation in the fast-track reform countries Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Lifestyle governance Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Trajectories of attitudes towards European integration Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Environmental problems as drivers of economic and social transformation in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Notes on spatial transformation in post-Cold War Europe and the territory work of the European Union Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Innovation (policy) and transformative change in the European Union Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Time-space compression and the remaking of European topologies Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Mediatisation Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Migration and social transformation Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Social generations and societal changes Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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