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What Is Europe? (21st Century Europe #8) (Paperback)

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Europe is imbued with a multitude of social, cultural, economic and political meanings. The authors of this comprehensive text present an authoritative yet accessible introduction to understanding Europe today, moving beyond accounts of European integration to provide a holistic and nuanced study of contemporary Europe and its historical development.

This book explores evolving definitions of Europe from antiquity, to the Cold War, right through to Europe in the midst of the Eurozone and global financial crises. By examining the different roles and meanings that Europe has held inside and outside of the continent, including the European Union's 'branding' of Europe, the text grounds its analysis in an understanding of Europes plural. Chapters explore concepts of Europe as civilization, Europe as progress, Europe as unity and Europe as diversity.

How do Europeans think of themselves and their respective national identities in a multicultural and multi-ethnic age? How has modernity and the pre- and post-industrial values of Europe affected the Europe of now and what are the political legacies of Europe? To what extent are notions of social solidarity shared across the continent? This is the first text to systematically answer these questions, and others, in order to better determine 'what is Europe?'

About the Author


Anna Triandafyllidou holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University, Canada. Ruby Gropas is Research Fellow at the European University Institute, Italy. She is also Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and holds a Lectureship in International Relations at the Law Faculty of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.Anna Triandafyllidou holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University, Canada. Ruby Gropas is Research Fellow at the European University Institute, Italy. She is also Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and holds a Lectureship in International Relations at the Law Faculty of the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781403986825
ISBN-10: 1403986827
Publisher: Red Globe Press
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2015
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: 21st Century Europe