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The Handbook promotes the increasing diversity of perspectives employed in the study of contemporary Europe and EU integration is situated in the context of Europe’s transformations. It offers balanced coverage of political, social, economic, cultural and institutional dimensions of Europe. It includes chapters by many leading authorities: Beck, Calhoun, della Porta, Offe, Paasi, Rosamund and Tilly. Multi-disciplinary in organization, inclusive in coverage, and cutting-edge in scope, the Handbook is a landmark resource for anyone interested in European Studies.
Chapter 4: Europe Beyond East and West
Europe is between east and west in an obvious geographical sense: between the Asian continent, of which it forms a peninsula, and the Europeanized societies of the Americas.1Until recently, it was of course geopolitically partitioned between East and West, as the front line of, respectively, the Warsaw Pact and NATO. Berlin, itself partitioned, was both a Western metropolis and an Eastern capital, with American GIs, off duty but in uniform, strolling through the latter and the odd Soviet sentry in the former. The residues of the East/West partition of Europe are still with us, not least in Berlin itself, though they have again been overlaid, as they always used to be, by other geographical and social ...