About the Author
Steffen Mau is Professor of Macrosociology at Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany. Previously he worked as Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Bremen, Germany. His main publications include: The Moral Economy of Welfare States (2003), Social Transnationalism (2010) and European Societies. Mapping Structure and Change (with Roland Verwiebe 2010).
Table of Contents1. Elective Affinity: The European Middle Classes and European Social Model 2. Individualization and Tolerance for Inequality 3. Middle Class Investors in Affluent Societies 4. Privatized Old Age Provision, Privatized Future 5. Home Ownership and Home Voting 6. The New Culture of Indebtedness 7. Self-Enhancement: Investing in Education 8. Economic Problems and Political Dilemmas 9. Light at the End of the Tunnel?