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Outstanding social scientists (economists, sociologists, political scientists, and policy researchers) discuss in this book the issue of the social aspects of European integration. For each field, they sketch out the main problems, provide a survey on the relevant literature, and point to areas wherein more research is needed. The science and research policy of the European Union is examined critically both in terms of relevant social issues and in terms of its organizational efficacy.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »European Integration - European Monetary Union - European Union - European Union (EU) - European constitution - Institution - Integration - Nation - Transformation - education - gender - gender roles - migration - politics - trade unions
Introduction: M. Haller: Servants of Power or Providers of Indispensable Ideas? The Role of Scientists and the Use of Social Science in the Making of the European Union.- Europe as Economic and Monetary Union: Market Integration without Institutional Adaptation?: K. Busch: Economic Integration and the Welfare State: The Corridor Model as a Strategy for an European Social Policy.- H. Wagner: Preconditions for the Success of the European Monetary Union.- J. Visser: Freeing the Market through Declining Trade Unions or Loss of an Important Integrating Institution?.- A New European Model of Welfare or Splitting into a Rich and Poor Europe?: T. Boje: Social Citizenship, Work and Care - Social Differentiation among Women in an EU-Context.- L. Capucha, J. Bernando, J. Castro: Social Exclusion and Poverty in Europe: New Social Problems and New Priorities for Social Research.- R. Williams: The Contribution of Spatial Planning to Social Cohesion in the European Union.- The Construction of the European Constitution. Chances and Threats of Civil Society and Democratic Participation: H. Abromeit: The Constitutionalisation and Democratisation of the European Union: Political Science between Interpretation and Prescription.- A. Woodward: Policy Networks in Europe: Challenges for Democratic Organization and Citizen Voice in the European Process.- J. Díez-Nicolás, J. Díes-Medrano: A European Internal and Security Policy: Freedom of Movement for Whom?.- M. Dogan: Deficit of Confidence within European Democracies.- Politics of Equality and Difference: Transformation of Gender Roles and Labour Markets, Cultural and National Identities: C. Hakim: Alternative European Models of Women`s Roles in the Family and the Labour Market.- W. Müller: Education and Labour Market Outcomes: Commonality orDivergence?.- R. Münz, W. Seifert: Immigration to Europe and its Consequences for the Host Societies.- G. Nevola: Education and Political Socialisation between National Identity and European Citizenship.- Conclusion: M. Haller: The Model of Science and Research Policy of the European Union in Perspective.