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Wage Distribution Fairness in Post-Socialist Countries: Situation and Socialization

Wage Distribution Fairness in Post-Socialist Countries: Situation and Socialization

Zsófia S. Ignácz
October 31, 2017

Fairness of wage distribution – or the perception of such – is a phenomenon crucial for the stability of new democracies. While theories exist about how change of the political system trickles down to the attitudinal level, the systematic analysis of the effect of economic transition on public...

Green European: Environmental Behaviour and Attitudes in Europe in a Historical and Cross-Cultural Comparative Perspective

Green European: Environmental Behaviour and Attitudes in Europe in a Historical and Cross-Cultural Comparative Perspective

Audrone Telesiene, Matthias Gross
July 05, 2016

Green European addresses the quest for a better understanding of European type(s) of environmentalism. This monograph focuses on public attitudes and behaviours and the culturally rooted as well as country specific differences. The book addresses the wider issue that many European countries are...

Collective Memories in War

Collective Memories in War

Elena Rozhdestvenskaya, Victoria Semenova, Irina Tartakovskaya, Krzysztof Kosela
December 03, 2015

This edited collection offers an empirical exploration of social memory in the context of politics, war, identity and culture. With a substantive focus on Eastern Europe, it employs the methodologies of visual studies, content and discourse analysis, in-depth interviews and surveys to substantiate...

Artistic Practices: Social Interactions and Cultural Dynamics

Artistic Practices: Social Interactions and Cultural Dynamics

Tasos Zembylas
October 12, 2015

Art matters. It affects us in our daily lives and is full of meanings that are valuable to all of us. As a catalyst for social interactions, art may either cause public conflict and create dissensions or facilitate mutual understanding and strengthen collective bonds. All of this is grounded in...

Autobiographies of Transformation: Lives in Central and Eastern Europe

Autobiographies of Transformation: Lives in Central and Eastern Europe

Mike Keen, Janusz Mucha
September 12, 2014

Autobiographies of Transformation is a completely unique history of sociology in Central and Eastern Europe in the post-Communist era. Through the autobiographies of ten key sociological witnesses from the region, the sociological imagination is turned upon itself, resulting in a...

Cultural Overstretch?: Differences Between Old and New Member States of the EU and Turkey

Cultural Overstretch?: Differences Between Old and New Member States of the EU and Turkey

Jurgen Gerhards
August 15, 2014

Within a few years the European Union will be enlarged from fifteen to twenty-eight member states, including Turkey. Cultural Overstretch investigates whether the new countries culturally fit into the European Union. Interpreting the European treaties and the European Law, Gerhards describes...

Internationalisation of Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe: The ‘Catching Up’ -- A Myth or a Strategy?

Internationalisation of Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe: The ‘Catching Up’ -- A Myth or a Strategy?

Ilona Pálné Kovács, Dagmar Kutsar
March 14, 2014

Internationalisation of Social Sciences in Central and Eastern Europe explores the way in which social sciences, in comparison with other sciences in Europe, have been divided by the political orders of West and East. As part of the field of science policies in Europe, this book contributes to the...

Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads

Baltic Biographies at Historical Crossroads

Aili Aarelaid-Tart, Li Bennich-Björkman
January 10, 2014

This book brings together life stories from five generations of Balts, living through the diverse and recurring transformations of the twentieth century: occupations, war, independence, totalitarianism, and democratic rule and market economy. The twentieth century history of the Baltic...

Mobilizing Regions, Mobilizing Europe: Expert Knowledge and Scientific Planning in European Regional Development

Mobilizing Regions, Mobilizing Europe: Expert Knowledge and Scientific Planning in European Regional Development

Sebastian M. Buettner
January 10, 2014

Regional development strategies are becoming more similar all around Europe, even though regional differences are more pronounced than ever and many European regions have become more autonomous actors. This thesis of a peculiar standardized diversification of sub-national space in the modern...

The Road to Social Europe: A Contemporary Approach to Political Cultures and Diversity in Europe

The Road to Social Europe: A Contemporary Approach to Political Cultures and Diversity in Europe

Jean-Claude Barbier
January 10, 2014

In the wake of the Greek and Irish crises, and at a moment when solidarity between states is hotly debated on a daily basis at EU level, it is important to understand how ‘solidarity’ can happen at all. The Road to Social Europe reviews the development of political cultural processes since the...

Religion, Identity and Politics: Germany and Turkey in Interaction

Religion, Identity and Politics: Germany and Turkey in Interaction

Haldun Gülalp, Günter Seufert
June 13, 2013

German–Turkish relations, which have a long history and generally unrecognized depth, have rarely been examined as mutually formative processes. Isolated instances of influence have been examined in detail, but the historical and still ongoing processes of mutual interaction have rarely been...

Post-identity?: Culture and European Integration

Post-identity?: Culture and European Integration

Richard McMahon
June 13, 2013

Collective identity, the emotionally powerful sense of belonging to a group, is a crucial source of popular legitimacy for nations. However efforts since the 1990s to politically support European integration by using identity mechanisms borrowed from nationalism have had very limited success....

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