This text offers a comprehensive overview of both tradition and transformation in the social and cultural relationships at the heart of the political and socio-economic landscape in Europe today. This book will enable students to: distinguish between 'processes of governance' and 'structures of government' and examine the emergence of new forms of governance and political participation in Europe; evaluate competing sociocultural sources of diversity and unity and the various mechanisms of bottom-up and top-down governance; assess what is meant by 'culture' and consider the construction of a 'national' identity in Europe; explore the connections between national identity and citizenship and apply different theories of identity to issues of inclusion and exclusion; and consider the prospects for further European integration and expansion and the difficulties in reconciling cultural and social diversity with social cohesion.
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Author Biography - Montserrat Guibernau
Montserrat Guibernau is Lecturer in Government and Politics at The Open University CONTRIBUTORS ALL AT THE OPEN UNIVERSITY EXCEPT: James Anderson Newcastle University Salvador Giner University of Barcelona Zig Layton-Henry University of Warwick Josep R Llobera University College, London Cathie Lloyd University of Oxford Denis McQuail University of Southampton Karim Murji University of Surrey, Roehampton