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Europe's promise : why the European way is the best hope in an insecure age

Author: Steven Hill
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
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A quiet revolution has been occurring in post-World War II Europe. A world power has emerged across the Atlantic that is recrafting the rules for how a modern society should provide economic security, environmental sustainability, and global stability. In Europe's Promise, Steven Hill explains Europe's bold new vision. For a decade Hill traveled widely to understand this uniquely European way of life. He shatters  Read more...
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Hill, Steven, 1958-
Europe's promise.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009022718
(OCoLC)317461757
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Hill
ISBN: 9780520944503 052094450X 1282361082 9781282361089 9780520248571 0520248570 9780520261372 0520261372
OCLC Number: 558854082
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 472 pages)
Contents: The rise of the European way --
The capitalist engine that huffed and puffed --
Europe's secret advantage : economic democracy --
Family values, European style --
The myth of the overtaxed European and other modern fables --
The economic crash of 2008-9 : Wall Street capitalism vs. social capitalism --
The European way of health --
La Sante d'abord : the formal health care system --
Windmills, tides, and solar besides : the European way of energy --
Revolution on wheels : the European way of transportation --
The reluctant superpower : transatlantic rupture and the post-9/11 world --
The European way of foreign policy, put to the test --
The legacy of Luther and Cromwell : political democracy in Europe --
Consensus building through dynamic democracy --
Sticky glue, social contracts, and fulcrum institutions --
The challenges of immigration and integration --
A European civil rights movement arises: sort of --
The dilemma of population decline : "where are all the children?"
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