Impact Of European Integration available in Hardcover
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- ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Although there are many pamphlets and monographs that cover specific aspects of the European Community, the literature seems to lack a single, scholarly reader that gives a complete account of the many dimensions of European integration. This volume, written by a distinguished group of international specialists, seeks to fill this void by pulling together a broad collection of papers focusing on the political, sociological, and economic issues surrounding the European Union. Beginning with a historical look at the genesis, evolution, and theoretical interpretation of the historical process of European integration, the book goes on to analyze the socio-economic structure of the European community and the social forces operating within it. Students and scholars will find this a valuable, flexible, and versatile text for manifold courses in the social sciences; policymakers and general readers will find this a highly informative and readable evaluation of the current state of the European Union.
About the Author
George A. Kourvetaris is professor of sociology at Northern Illinois University. Educated in both Greece and the United States, he received his PhD from Northwestern University. He has written extensively on political sociology, ethnicity, social theory and civil military relations. He founded the Journal of Political and Military Sociology in 1973.
Andreas Moschonas is assistant professor of aociology and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at the University of Crete. He received his PhD from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.
Table of Contents
Introduction by George A. Kourvetaris and Andreas Moschonas
The Logic of Political Integration by Andreas Moschonas
Political European Integration: Integration Requisites by Gianni Bonvicini
The Socio-Economic Structure of the EU by Lefteris N. Botsas
The Capitalist Class in the EU by Kees Van der Piji
Mirages and Miracles of European Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development by Antigone Lyberaki and Vassilis Pesmazoglou
The Agriculture Strata in the EU and the Common Agricultural Policy by Napoleon Maraveyas
Asking for the Moon: The Political Participation of Immigrants in the EU by Patrick R. Ireland
Attitudes Toward European Integration: The Cultural and Ethnic Dimensions by George A. Kourvetaris and Andreas G. Kourvetaris
Organized Interests in the EU by W. Streeck and Ph. Schwitter
Nature of Political Parties in the EU by Karl Magnus Johansson
The European Parliament by Juliet Lodge
European Community and Local Government: The Challenges of Integration and Internationalization by Andreas Moschonas
The Limits of EU: The Question of Enlargement by Nicholas V. Gianaris
Return to Decadent Europe: Debating Europe's Security by Kostas Messas