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Welfare and Values in Europe: Transitions related to Religion, Minorities and Gender. Eastern Europe: Latvia, Poland, Croatia, Romania

Edited by Anders Bäckström; Published 2012 by CRS; ISBN 978-91-554-8545-0; 340 pages

This book is the third in the series of three from the research project Welfare and Values in Europe: Transitions Related to Religion, Minorities and Gender, WaVE for short. The WaVE-project responded to a call by the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme for research on ‘values and religions in Europe’. The call invited studies aiming ‘to better understand the significance and impact of values and religions in societies across Europe and their roles in relation to changes in society and to the emergence of European identities’.

The Commission sought an exploration of how religion is used as a factor in solidarity or discrimination, tolerance or intolerance and inclusiveness or xenophobia. It was looking for insight on ways to ensure the peaceful coexistence of different value systems through a comparison of various policies and practices employed in European countries, and through a consideration of their relative degrees of success. It was the positive response by the European Commission to our proposal in 2005 that enabled the European research group to carry out this project successfully. The project ended formally in March 2009 with an international conference at Uppsala University; the work on these volumes has been completed since then.

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The Evolution of European Identities - Biographical Approaches ( 105KB)

June 2012, edited by Robert Miller with Graham Day - Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan, ISBN 978-0-230-30256-3

The EUROIDENTITIES project has published the core book of its findings 'The Evolution of European Identities: Biographical approaches', with Palgrave/Macmillan in June 2012. The EUROIDENTITIES project attempted to gain 'bottom-up' insights into the extent to which a sense of being 'European' was developing among the citizens of the continent of Europe.

Museums in an age of migrations - Questions, Challenges, Perspectives ( 6.97MB)

edited by Luca Basso Peressut and Clelia Pozzi MELA BOOKS 01 - RF06 ENVISIONING 21ST CENTURY MUSEUMS Published by Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Progettazione dell'Architettura March 2012, ISBN 978-88-95194-32-5, 233 pages.

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  • Growth, employment and competitiveness (Lisbon agenda and beyond)

Mergers and acquisitions - The innovation impact. Edited by Bruno Cassiman & Massimon G. Colombo. Edward Elgar Publishing

  • Social trends (demography, migration, ageing)

THESIM - Towards harmonised european statistics on international migration.
Edited by Michel Poulain, Nicolas Perrin and Ann Singleton. Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2006, ISBN 2-93034495-4, 750 pages

People, population change and policies - Lessons from the population policy - Acceptance study - Volume 1: Family change. Series: European Studies of Population.
Edited by Charlotte Höhn, Dragana Avramov, Irena Kotowska. Springer, 2008, ISBN 978-1-4020-6608-5, 444 pages

People, population change and policies - Lessons from the population policy acceptance study - Volume 2: Demographic knowledge - Gender - Ageing. Series: European Studies of Population.
Edited by Charlotte Höhn, Dragana Avramov, Irena Kotowska. Springer, 2008, with CD-ROM., ISBN 978-1-4020-6610-8, 348 pages

European immigration - A sourcebook.
Edited by Anna Triandafyllidou and Ruby Gropas. Ashgate2007, ISBN 978-0-7546-4894-9, 400 pages

Social quality: a vision for Europe.
Edited by Wolfgang Beck, Laurent J.G. van der Maesen, Fleur Thomése and Alan Walker. Kluwer Law International, ISBN/ISSN 9041115234, 1981

Changing working life and the appeal of the extreme right.
Edited by Jörg Flecker. AshgateISBN 978-0-7546-4915-1, 2007, 282 pages

Employment regimes and the quality of work.
Edited by Duncan Gallie. Oxford University Press2007, ISBN 978-0-19-923010-5, 304 pages

Children, changing families and welfare states.
Edited by Jane Lewis. Edward Elgar publishing

The dynamics of international migration and settlement in Europe. A state of the art.
Edited by Rinus Penninx, Maria Berger and Karen Kraal. Amsterdam University Press ISBN 9789053568668, 2006, 320 pages

Highly active immigrants. A resource for European civil societies.
Edited by Dita Vogel. Peter Lang publisher. ISBN 978-3-631-56203-1, 2008, 250 pages

Ageing, Technology and Home Care: New Actors, New Responsibilities.
Edited by Mort M., Milligan C., Roberts C. and I. Moser (ed.). Presse de l'Ecole des Mines de Paris. ISBN 10:2-356-71004-3, 2008, 124 pages

  • European citizenship (history, cultural heritage)

Secularism or democracy? Associational Governance of Religious Diversity.
Edited by Veit Bader, Amsterdam University Press. ISBN 978 99 05356 9993, 2007, 386 pages

Bridging the gaps. Sources, methodology and approaches to religion in Europe.
Edited by Carvalho Joaquim, Edizioni Plus. ISBN 978-88-8492-554-1, 64 pages

IMISCOE dissertations which consists of PhD theses from IMISCOE member institutions.
Amsterdam University Press

  • Europe faced by globalisation (international cooperation)

Islam in the European Union. Transnationalism, youth and the war on terror.
Edited by Yunas Samad and Kasturi Sen. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-547251-6, 2007, 278 pages

  • New indicators and foresight activities.

The international standard classification of education (ISCED-97). An evaluation of content and criterion validity for 15 European countries.
Edited by Silke L. Schneider. Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung. ISBN 978-3-00-024388-2, 2008, 330 pages

Is democracy in Europe possible under the conditions of pluralism, diversity, and complexity? The five-year RECON (Reconstituting Democracy in Europe) Integrated Project looks at the challenges affecting modern democracy in Europe by assessing three different models for democratic reconstitution. The Report Series is a collection of relevant published material, including project reports, theses, and presentations originally delivered at conferences and workshops. Three publications have already been produced since the project began in 2007, with more expected throughout the project's lifespan.

Unlike other studies on EU foreign policy, this publication shifts its focus from the bureaucratic aspects of the EU's performance at the international level to focus specifically on the meanings and outcomes of its foreign policy. This volume is a collection of work written by leading experts in the field that identifies European collective preferences. It also analyses the extent to which these inform and shape policy, and the extent to which these preferences are shared by other actors within the system across the globe.

  • Security versus Justice?
    Police and Judicial Cooperation in the European Union (edited by Elspeth Guild and Florian Geyer)

One of the most dynamic areas of recent EU law has been cooperation in the fields of policing and criminal justice. This book enables readers to understand the changes that have taken place by examining how and why they occurred, along with the subsequent outcomes.

How effective is EU foreign policy in resolving conflict? This book provides some insight by analysing the impact of EU relations on the five ethno-political conflicts in Cyprus, Turkey, Serbia-Montenegro, Israel-Palestine, and Georgia. Author Nathalie Tocci makes her assessment based on a comparison of the EU's declared aims with the steps administered in practice. It includes first-hand experience and in depth interviews, accompanied by photographs from conflict hotspots.