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Europe enlarged: A handbook of education, labour and welfare regimes in Central and Eastern Europe

Irena Kogan, Michael Gebel, and Clemens Noelke (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420640
eISBN:
9781447302230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420640.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The expansion of the European Union (EU) has put an end to the East-West division of Europe. At the same time it has increased the cultural heterogeneity, social disparities and economic imbalances ... More


Introduction: gender and the family under communism and after

Gillian Pascall and Anna Kwak

in Gender regimes in transition in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424204
eISBN:
9781447302414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424204.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The welfare regimes of Central and Eastern Europe in the communist era had a distinctive gender character. Most Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries now face a new transition into a wider ... More


The Velvet Revolutions

Frederick Powell

in The politics of civil society: Neoliberalism or Social Left?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347640
eISBN:
9781447303947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347640.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter discusses the Velvet Revolutions that commenced in 1989, replacing totalitarianism in Eastern Europe with democracy. It links this development to the crisis in the welfare state in ... More


Gender regimes in Central and Eastern Europe

Gillian Pascall and Anna Kwak

in Gender regimes in transition in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424204
eISBN:
9781447302414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424204.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the place of Poland among the new Central and Eastern European (CEE) member states of the European Union, and how Poland compares, in key dimensions, with countries of Western ... More


Gender regimes in transition in Central and Eastern Europe

Gillian Pascall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424204
eISBN:
9781447302414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424204.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The understanding of welfare states has been much enriched by comparative work on welfare regimes and gender. This book uses these debates to illuminate the changing gender regimes in countries of ... More


The social epidemiology of population health during the time of transition from communism in Central and Eastern Europe

Arjumand Siddiqi, Martin Bobak, and Clyde Hertzman

in Social inequality and public health

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423207
eISBN:
9781447303398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423207.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter shows how the population-wide effect of proximate psychosocial factors on public health can be truly enormous. It argues that the social shocks associated with the transition to ... More


Religious memory and age: European diversity in historical experience of Christianity

Peter G. Coleman, Marie Gianelli, Marie A. Mills, and Ignat Petrov

in Belief and ageing: Spiritual pathways in later life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424600
eISBN:
9781447301530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424600.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter presents studies conducted in Eastern and Southern Europe to illustrate both the persistence of religious belief under persecution, often thanks to the stubborn witness of older people, ... More


Challenging the myth that ‘Britain takes too many immigrants’

Nissa Finney and Ludi Simpson

in 'Sleepwalking to segregation'?: Challenging myths about race and migration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420084
eISBN:
9781447303367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420084.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter addresses concerns about immigration causing population growth by asking whether Britain takes more than its fair share of immigrants and whether these immigrants are economically ... More


Value orientations and perception of social change in post-communist Romania

Mihaela Friedlmeier and Alin Gavreliuc

in Intergenerational relations: European perspectives in family and society

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300984
eISBN:
9781447310921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300984.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter provides an overview of the impact of sociopolitical and economic changes on individuals belonging to different generations in Romania. Several studies presented here point out that ... More


Shulamit Ramon, 2008: Interviewed by Brian Littlechild

Gurid Aga Askeland and Malcolm Payne

in Internationalizing Social Work Education: Insights from Leading Figures Across the Globe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328704
eISBN:
9781447328711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328704.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter contains a brief biography and transcript of an interview with Shulamit Ramon, a leader in British social work education, who was awarded the Katherine Kendall Award of the International ... More


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