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Publications: ?Woodward/Kohli (eds.) 2001

 

Alison Woodward & Martin Kohli (eds.) (2001): Inclusions and Exclusions in European Societies. London: Routledge, (224 pages, £ 57.50, ISBN 041526023X).



European social development over the last century has been characterised by an increasining incusiveness 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 within the physical borders of Europe there is a greater cultural and ethnic heterogeneity than ever before. Effectively, many of the processes of inclusion are accompanied by exclusion and the creation of new borders, of identities and rights.

Inclusions and Exclusions in European Societies features eminent contributors from accross Europe addressing the problems of inclusion and exclusion as they affect European societies today. Amongst the topics addressed are:

This book constitutes a unique stock-taking of many of the central issues in European social integration or disintegration today.


Contents:

European societies: inclusions/exclusions?
(Martin Kohli & Alison Woodward)

At the turn of the centuries: Georg Simmel then and now
(Birgitta Nedelmann)

Recombinant citizenship
(Rainer Bauböck)

The narration of difference: "cultural stuff", ethnic projects and identities
(Nira Yuval-Davis)

Becoming a person: new frontiers for identity and citizenship in a planetary society
(Alberto Melucci)

The paradox of global social change and national path dependencies: life course patterns in advanced societies
(Karl Ulrich Mayer)

Reconsidering the socialist welfare state model
(Mojca Novak)

If class is dead, why won´t it lie down?
(John Scott)

Tackling inequality and exclusion: towards a dimension of active citizenship participation
(Carlos Machado & Jaques Vilrokx)

Conceptualizing the process of globalization
(Zdravko Mlinar)

European processes and the state of the European Union
(Volker Bornschier)


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