Exploring the Sociology of Europe
An Analysis of the European Social Complex
- Maurice Roche - University of Sheffield, UK
European Politics (General) | European Studies | Social Theory
Exploring the Sociology of Europe:
• clearly maps this new and emerging field
• challenges and renews the sociological analysis of European modernity
• provides an understanding of Europe as an historical, social and civil complex
• develops and applies new interpretations of the key sociological themes of globalization, citizenship and cosmopolitanism to contemporary European society
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.
The book will be of interest to all students, researchers and academics involved in studying, teaching and researching the expanding field of modern European society.
'This is a major and much needed sociological analysis of Europe.
Roche captures very well the emerging shape of European society in all
its complexity. It is an immensely readable book and will undoubtedly be a standard work of reference
Professor of Sociology and Social & Political Thought, University of Sussex
'Maurice Roche has made an arresting case for taking the sociology of Europe seriously. In a lucid and penetrating book he both invites scholarly debate with his arguments and provides an exemplary starting-point for a new generation of students
Professor Philip Schlesinger
Director, Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Glasgow
One of the better recent spate of global studies texts. Its strength is its readerbility.
Good overall introduction to he sociology of Europe, particularly useful for non-specialists. The material on citizenship will be especially helpful to students on courses in the sociology of youth and communities.