Although there are many pamphlets and monographs that cover specific aspects of the European Community, the literature seems to lack a single, scholarly reader that gives a complete account of the many dimensions of European integration. This volume, written by a distinguished group of international specialists, seeks to fill this void by pulling together a broad collection of papers focusing on the political, sociological, and economic issues surrounding the European Union. Beginning with a historical look at the genesis, evolution, and theoretical interpretation of the historical process of European integration, the book goes on to analyze the socio-economic structure of the European community and the social forces operating within it. Students and scholars will find this a valuable, flexible, and versatile text for manifold courses in the social sciences; policymakers and general readers will find this a highly informative and readable evaluation of the current state of the European Union.
About the Author:
George A. Kourvetaris is professor of sociology at Northern Illinois University. Educated in both Greece and the United States, he received his PhD from Northwestern University. He has written extensively on political sociology, ethnicity, social theory and civil military relations. He founded the Journal of Political and Military Sociology in 1973.
Andreas Moschonas is assistant professor of aociology and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at the University of Crete. He received his PhD from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.