Europe: An Unfinished Adventure
December 2004, Polity
Bauman argues that despite the odds Europe still has much to offer in dealing with the great challenges that face us in the twenty-first century. Through sharing its own hard-won historical lessons, Europe can play a vital role in moving from the Hobbesian-like world in which we find ourselves today towards the kind of peaceful unification of humanity that was once envisioned by Kant.
1 An Adventure called 'Europe' 1
2 In the Empire's Shadow 45
3 From Social State to Security State 91
4 Towards a World Hospitable to Europe 124
- Another highly topical contribution from a world-renowned social thinker.
- Examines the European experience against the backdrop of a fast-changing, and divided, world arguing that by sharing its historical lessons, Europe can play a role in the promotion of world peace.
- Will provoke interest amongst students and scholars in sociology, politics and European studies, as well as interested general readers.
British Journal of Sociology