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Divided Europe
Society and Territory

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November 1998 | 315 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The deepening social and territorial divisions within Europe are examined in this comprehensive and authoritative book.

Using a global perspective, the contributors argue that social and territorial cleavages are inextricably linked, and that only a detailed examination of economic, political and geographical differences can lead to a clearer understanding of the social tensions and inequalities that exist across Europe. Topics covered include: gender; age; social integration; citizenship; and migration and race in Europe's complex and changing territorial system.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Ray Hudson and Allan M Williams
Re-shaping Europe
The Challenge of New Divisions within a Homogenized Political-Economic Space

 
 
PART TWO: ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS
Ray Hudson
The New Economy of the New Europe
Eradicating Divisions or Creating New Forms of Uneven Development?

 
Adam Tickell
European Financial Integration and Uneven Development
 
PART THREE: POLITICAL DIMENSIONS
Colin H Williams
Nationalism and Its Derivatives in Post-1989 Europe
Joe Painter
New Geographies of Democracy in Contemporary Europe
 
PART FOUR: SPATIAL DIMENSIONS
Russell King and Marco Donati
The `Divided' Mediterranean
Redefining European Relationships

 
Allan M Williams and Vladimir Balaz
Transformation and Division in Central Europe
 
PART FIVE: SOCIAL DIMENSIONS
Diane Perrons
Deconstructing the Maastricht Myth? Economic and Social Cohesion in Europe
Regional and Gender Dimensions of Inequality

 
Paul White
Ethnicity, Racialization and Citizenship as Divisive Elements in Europe
Anthony M Warnes
Divided Responses to an Ageing Population
Apocalyptic Demography, Ideology and Rational Social Administration

 
Lila Leontidou and Alex Afouxenidis
Boundaries of Social Exclusion in Europe
 
PART SIX: CONCLUSIONS
David Sadler
A Divided European Future?

`Following an excellent editorial introduction, the book is divided into four principle sections, successively examining the economic, political, spatial and social dimensions to this new geographical mediation of Europe. Issues addressed include uneven development, nationalism, gender, ethnicity, racialisation and citizenship and demography. The content is aimed primarily at an undergraduate readership and within certain constraints, includes a good range of accessible material written by acknowledged experts in their fields.' - Geography

`The book does cover a wide range of contempororary European geographical debates and it contains plenty of interesting arguments and original facts and figures that are inspiring for anyone dealing with the issue.' - European Planning Studies

`This book is a welcome addition to the academic debate on Europe. Rather than discussing Europe in terms of integration and harmonization, this volume in concerned with the causes and consequences of present divisions. It is organized into four main sections - economic, political, spacial and social- which gives a variety of perspectives on the theme in question' - Regional and Federal Studies

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Ray Hudson

Allan M Williams

Allan studied Economics and Geography at University College Swansea, 1969-72, before completing his PhD at the LSE. After completing his doctoral thesis, he worked as a Research Fellow at the LSE on a project on'Change in Urban Britain',  and in 1976-8 was Lecturer in Geography at the University of Durham. In 1978 he moved to the Geography Department at the University of Exeter, where he was successively Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and then, from 1995, Professor of Human Geography and European Studies. He was Co-Director of the Centre for European Studies 1987-95. He also jointly established, with Gareth Shaw, an MSc in Tourism,... More About Author

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