Now in its sixth edition, Europe Today presents unrivaled coverage of developments in major European countries and across the region. Thoroughly revised and updated—including new chapters on Turkey and the wider European neighborhood to address their growing influence—this is the only work that offers a sustained and unified set of both country case studies and thematic chapters on the European Union. Written by leading scholars from Europe and North America, the book shows a range of perspectives on the process of European integration, the evolution of economic performance, and the reaction to multiculturalism and immigration. Highlighting the impact of the global economic crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian war in Ukraine, and the struggle to assert Europe’s voice more widely, the contributors provide a pragmatic assessment of what Europeans have accomplished and what challenges they continue to face. Each chapter builds on a foundation of basic political information and explanation to develop distinctive and thought-provoking contributions to current debates. Informative and engaging, this comprehensive text leads readers toward a coherent and informed view of Europe today.
Erik Jones is director of the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute.
Masha Hedberg is assistant professor of political science at Colgate University.
Timeline of Events Leading to the Current State of the European Union
List of Common Acronyms
List of Illustrations
PART ONE: COUNTRY STUDIES 1
Chapter 1: United Kingdom
Chapter 2: France
Chapter 3: Germany
Chapter 4: Italy
Chapter 5: Scandinavia
Chapter 6: Spain
Chapter 7: Poland
Chapter 8: Russia
Chapter 9: Turkey
PART TWO: THEMATIC CHAPTERS
Chapter 10: European Integration in an Age of Crisis
Chapter 11: Economic Governance
Chapter 12: Varieties of Capitalism and Financial Regimes
Chapter 13: Migration and Islam
Chapter 14: Europe’s Troubled Neighborhoods
Chapter 15: Turmoil and Tension in Transatlantic Relations
About the Contributors
Sweeping in its historical, geographic, and thematic coverage, this book is required reading for students and teachers of contemporary Europe. Erik Jones, Masha Hedberg, and a stellar line up of scholars brilliantly convey the complexities and contradictions of a continent in flux.
An excellent volume. Jones and Hedberg have pulled together an invaluable guide to the current state of European politics. For anyone hoping to understand the latest political dynamics in Europe, this book will be an invaluable guide, as a diverse set of scholarly contributors offer key insights into the current state of play, both through thoughtful country case studies and perceptive thematic chapters.
An indispensable guide to understanding Europe clearly, in all its complexity. Written by outstanding scholars with deep knowledge of the subject, Europe Today offers the reader illuminating analyses of countries from Europe’s core to its periphery and beyond, including Turkey and Russia, along with enlightening discussions of the major issues facing the European Union today.
10/13/22, Choice Reviews: This book was featured in a roundup of forthcoming political science & economics titles.