Economic and Political Change in Asia and Europe

Social Movement Analyses

Editors: Andreosso-O'Callaghan, Bernadette, Royall, Frederic (Eds.)

  • Provides comparative analyses of social movements in Europe and Asia
  • Development of different methodologies and analyses to explain the Asia (as opposed to the European) cases
  • Integrates elements from political science, cultural studies as well as economics
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Since the 1973 publication of Alain Peyrefitte’s prophetic When China Awakens, developments in East Asia have outstripped even the wildest predictions. China has undergone the fastest industrialization and urbanization process in history, yet tensions there are rising as some realize how far they have been left behind. This volume explores the applicability of European economic and social models to our analysis of East Asia’s and, in particular, China’s situation. Though millions of Chinese and other Asian people have been lifted out of poverty, inequality is rising nonetheless, and contemporary Europe and Asia are both witnessing collective action against rampant economic neoliberalism in the former and the exclusion of minorities in the latter.

 

It is difficult to overstate the relevance of this assessment, which seeks answers to some central questions: Can events in Europe serve as a model for those in East Asia? Are there similarities or differences between the two regions? To what extent do political, economic or social systems stimulate or inhibit collective action? How culturally equivalent are the collective actions of marginalized/ disadvantaged people in the two locations, or are events in Europe symptomatic of specific cultural attributes? Comparing and contrasting the research tools and dominant paradigms in the social and economic sciences in East Asia and Europe, as this volume does, throws out some revealing results.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Collective Action and Relatively Powerless People in Europe and Asia

    Andreosso-O’Callaghan, Bernadette (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Economic Change and Social Dynamics: Converging and Diverging Trends Across Different Economies

    Andreosso-O’Callaghan, Bernadette

    Pages 13-30

  • European Integration, Social Cohesion, and Political Contentiousness

    Lahusen, Christian

    Pages 31-52

  • Images and Frameworks of Collective Action in China

    Storm, Carsten

    Pages 53-69

  • European Governance and Democracy

    Chabanet, Didier

    Pages 71-86

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9211-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic and Political Change in Asia and Europe
Book Subtitle
Social Movement Analyses
Editors
  • Bernadette Andreosso-O'Callaghan
  • Frederic Royall
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4653-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4653-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4652-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9211-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 306
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