Europe's Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age

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Europe's Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age

Format:  Paperback,

472 pages

Publisher: Univ of California Pr

Publish Date: Jan 2010

ISBN-13: 9780520261372

ISBN-10: 0520261372

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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 myths and shows how Europe's leadership manifests in five major areas: economic strength, with Europe now the world's wealthiest trading bloc, nearly as large as the U.S. and China "combined"; the best health care and other workfare supports for families and individuals; widespread use of renewable energy technologies and conservation; the world's most advanced democracies; and regional networks of trade, foreign aid, and investment that link one-third of the world to the European Union. "Europe's Promise" masterfully conveys how Europe has taken the lead in this make-or-break century challenged by a worldwide economic crisis and global warming.

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Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Publish Date: Jan 2010
ISBN-13: 9780520261372
ISBN-10: 0520261372
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 472
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.5 x 1.25
Walmart No.: 9780520261372

Chapter outline

Preface
Introduction: A Quiet Revolution
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
Healthy Europe
The European Way of Health
La Sant d'abord: The Formal Health Care System
Sustainable Europe
Windmills, Tides, and Solar Besides: The European Way of Energy
Revolution on Wheels: The European Way of Transportation
Global Europe
The Reluctant Superpower: Transatlantic Rupture and the Post-9/11 World
The European Way of Foreign Policy, Put to the Test
Pluralist Europe
The Legacy of Luther and Cromwell: Political Democracy in Europe
Consensus Building through Dynamic Democracy
The Concept Of "Europe
Sticky Glue, Social Contracts, and Fulcrum Institutions
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
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

Book description

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 myths and shows how Europe's leadership manifests in five major areas: economic strength, with Europe now the world's wealthiest trading bloc, nearly as large as the U.S. and China combined; the best health care and other workfare supports for families and individuals; widespread use of renewable energy technologies and conservation; the world's most advanced democracies; and regional networks of trade, foreign aid, and investment that link one-third of the world to the European Union. Europe's Promise masterfully conveys how Europe has taken the lead in this make-or-break century challenged by a worldwide economic crisis and global warming.

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