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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that Europe has produced a viable structure for economic security, environmental sustainability, and global stability since the end of World War II and encourages other countries to adopt their methods to improve their own economic and political systems.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Hill
ISBN: 9780520248571 0520248570 9780520261372 0520261372
OCLC Number: 317461757
Description: xiv, 472 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : a quiet revolution --
Part 1: Social capitalist Europe. 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 --
Part 2: Healthy Europe. The European way of health --
La santé d'abord : the formal health care system --
Part 3: Sustainable Europe. Windmills, tides, and solar besides : the European way of energy --
Revolution on wheels : the European way of transportation --
Part 4: Global Europe. The reluctant superpower : transatlantic rupture and the post-9/11 world --
The European way of foreign policy, put to the test --
Part 5: Pluralist Europe. The legacy of Luther and Cromwell : political democracy in Europe --
Consensus building through dynamic democracy --
Part 6: The concept of "Europe". Sticky glue, social contracts, and fulcrum institutions --
Part 7: Will Europe survive? The challenges of immigration and integration --
A European civil rights movement arises, sort of --
The dilemma of population decline : "where are all the children?" --
Conclusion : the make or break century.
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