This is a discerning and relevant book providing an informed analysis of European society which identifies and defines contemporary issues and engages with key social theoretical perspectives. Covering the substantive historical sociological aspects of Europe (Part 1), the historical and comparative sociology of the nation-state (Part 2), and the comparative sociology of welfare capitalism (Part 3) Maurice Roche sets out a clear and effective framework for understanding the sociology of Europe.
- Chapter 1: Approaching European Society
- Chapter 2: The European Social Complex: Europe as Network and Empire?
Part 1: The Development of the European Social Complex: Civilisations and Nation-States
- Chapter 3: Origins of the European Social Complex: Pre-Modernity, Commonalities and Europe as a ‘Civilisation’
- Chapter 4: Developing the Modern European Complex: Nation-States, Citizens and Difference
Part 2: The Modern European Complex and Social Change: A Europe of Nations, Warfare States and Welfare States
- Chapter 5: The Modern European Complex: War and Peace
- Chapter 6: The Modern European Complex: Welfare and Citizenship
Part 3: The European Complex in the 21st Century: Contemporary Social Change and European Welfare Capitalism
- Chapter 7: Contemporary Social Change and European Welfare Capitalism: The Challenges of Globalisation and Post-Industrialism
- Chapter 8: The EU and the European Social Complex: The Europeanisation of Welfare States and Welfare Capitalism?
- Chapter 9: The European Civil Complex: Cosmopolitanism and the Sociology of Europe