European Classification Project

An Assessment of National Variations in the Perception of Social Space

Alexandra Filhon, Jérôme Deauvieau, Laure Verdalle (de), Agnès Pelage, Tristan Poullaouec, Cécile Brousse, Martine Mespoulet and Karolina Sztandar-Sztanderska

Introduction This article presents a comparative study carried out in five European countries on the forms of categorization of social space. A debate has been in progress since the early 1990s at Eurostat on the relevance of introducing a socio-economic classification common to all European

The Secular State in a Declining Europe

Beyond the End of the European Universal Dream

Silvio Ferrari

1 Introduction In the short story, The Evitable Conflict , published in 1950, Isaac Asimov imagines a world divided into four regions. The story is set in 2052, and of all the four regions, Europe “alone showed a positive population decline over the past half century. It alone had not seriously

Conrad Hackett, Marcin Stonawski, Michaela Potančoková, Phillip Connor, Anne Fengyan Shi, Stephanie Kramer and Joey Marshall

In recent years, Europe has experienced a record influx of asylum seekers fleeing conflicts in Syria and other predominantly Muslim countries. This wave of Muslim migrants has prompted debate about immigration and security policies in numerous countries and has raised questions about the current

Martha Th. Frederiks

telling the fictitious tale of the Fulani girl Aminata Diallo whose life spans the continents of Africa, the Americas and Europe, The Book of Negroes focuses on the British involvement in the transatlantic slave-trade and its abolition. Hill draws on historical facts as well as on themes from classic

Diana S. Dolliver

trafficking trends are sensitive to a number of factors, including cultivation and manufacturing of organic and synthetic drugs, transportation means, wholesale markets, and consumer markets ( Reuter and Haaga, 1989; Council of Europe, 2005 ; unodc , 2014). In 2010, the United Nations Office on Drugs and

Annette Schnabel and Florian Grötsch

… drawing inspiration from the cultural, religious and humanist inheritance of Europe, from which have developed the universal values of the inviolable and inalienable rights of the human person, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law… have decided to establish a European

Mission from Anywhere to Europe

Americans, Africans, and Australians Coming to Amsterdam

Stefan Paas

, and be directed to any point”. It is “mission from anywhere to anywhere” (Walls 2008 :202; cf. Walls 2012 :33). Therefore I will make my case by presenting three case studies of mission to Western Europe (with apologies for a Dutch bias). I will discuss American evangelicals, who came immediately

Mirroring Europe

Ideas of Europe and Europeanization in Balkan Societies


Edited by Tanja Petrović

Mirroring Europe offers refreshing insight into the ways Europe is imagined, negotiated and evoked in Balkan societies in the time of their accession to the European Union. Until now, visions of Europe from the southeast of the continent have been largely overlooked. By examining political and academic discourses, cultural performances, and memory practices, this collection destabilizes supposedly clear and firm division of the continent into East and West, ‘old’ and ‘new’ Europe, ‘Europe’ and ‘still-not-Europe’. The essays collected here show Europe to be a dynamic, multifaceted, contested idea built on values, images and metaphors that are widely shared across such geographic and ideological frontiers.

Contributors are: Čarna Brković, Ildiko Erdei, Ana Hofman, Fabio Mattioli, Marijana Mitrović, Nermina Mujagić, Orlanda Obad, and Tanja Petrović.

Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Mara Miele

Introduction Within the European Union (EU), Jewish kosher consumers are a small minority. 1 For at least a millennium and a half, by far the largest religion in Europe was Christianity in its various denominations, a religion with very few dietary regulations. During that period, Jews were

Annemarie Foppen, Stefan Paas and Joke van Saane

research among 59 church planters in Europe. This makes it a rather unique study, because there has not been any scholarly research into church planters’ personalities within Europe, as far as we know. Our emphasis on personal characteristics fits into a general approach where effective (religious