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The EU and Neighbors, 3rd Edition

January 2018, ©2018
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: THE EUROPEAN UNION   1

PART I SYSTEMATIC SURVEY

CHAPTER 1 PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS   15

Environmental Concerns

A View from Space   15

Climate and Weather   16

The Variability of European Weather   18 General Climate Considerations   20 Natural Vegetation   25

Topography: Mountains, Rivers, and Plains   28

Human Impact on the Environment   35

Further Reading   37

CHAPTER 2 CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY   38

Introduction   38

A Mosaic of Cultures   39

Languages   40

Religions   51

Culture Contrasts   60

Further Reading   62

CHAPTER 3 POPULATION, DISTRIBUTION, DENSITY, MIGRATION AND AGING   63

Introduction   63

Robert Malthus   64

Demographic History   64

The Demographic Transition   67 Distribution of Population   72 EU Population Trends   80 Further Reading   85

CHAPTER 4 RURAL AND URBAN SETTLEMENTS   86

Introduction   86

The Network of Roman Towns   86

The Medieval City   88 The Renaissance City   94 The Industrial City   104 Rural Settlement   107

Settlements in the Modern Era   113

Ethnicity in European Cities   125

Summary   125

Further Reading   127

CHAPTER 5 ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY: AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRY, AND SERVICES   128

Introduction   128

Sectors of the Economy   130

Agriculture   130

Industrialization   139

The Stages of European Economic Growth   149

The Impact of the EU on Agriculture, Industry, and Services   154

Summary   156

Further Reading   157

CHAPTER 6 POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY   158

Friedrich Ratzel   158 Mackinder   158

World War I   160

Ideas for a United Europe   165

Totalitarian Regimes and Economic Autarky   166

The New Order in Europe   171

New European Boundaries After World War II   174

The Cold War   175

Economic Cooperation in Western Europe   176

EU Enlargement Linked to the Collapse of the USSR in 1995   185

Widening Versus Deepening   189 Summary   193

Further Reading   194

PART II THE CORE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

CHAPTER 7 FRANCE AND THE BENELUX COUNTRIES   199

Introduction   199

France   200

Belgium   218

The Netherlands   225

Luxembourg   232

Further Reading   235

Poland   393

Further Reading   273

PART III ENLARGEMENT OF EU

CHAPTER 9 THE UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK, AND IRELAND   277

Introduction   277

The United Kingdom

Regions of Britain: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and England  

A United Kingdom?  

Denmark 

Ireland  

Further Reading  

CHAPTER 10 SOUTHERN EUROPE: GREECE, SPAIN, AND PORTUGAL   319

Greece   320

The Iberian Peninsula — Spain and Portugal   329

Further Reading   343

CHAPTER 11 AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, NORWAY, ICELAND, AND FINLAND   345

Introduction   345

Austria   346

Switzerland   352

Summary   383

Further Reading   383

PART IV ENLARGEMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY

CHAPTER 12 EASTWARD EXPANSION 2004: THE BALTICS, POLAND, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA, HUNGARY, AND SLOVENIA   387

Introduction   387

East Europe Summary   424

Further Reading   425

CHAPTER 13 EASTWARD EXPANSION 2007-2013: THE BALKANS   426

Introduction: The Balkans   426

Romania   427

Bulgaria   432

Croatia   437

Serbia   439

Montenegro   442

Bosnia-Herzegovina   444

Macedonia   448

Albania   450

Balkan Summary   453

Further Reading   453

PART V REGIONAL SURVEY: RUSSIA AND FORMER SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS

CHAPTER 14 BELARUS, THE UKRAINE, MOLDOVA, GEORGIA, AND RUSSIA   457

Introduction   457

Belarus and the Ukraine   457

Moldova   465

Georgia   467

Russia   470

Summary   494

Further Reading   495

PART VI THE MEDITERRANEAN FRINGE

CHAPTER 15 TURKEY, CYPRUS, MALTA, AND GIBRALTAR   499

Introduction   499

Turkey   499

Turkey, The Middle East, and Europe   506

Cyprus, Malta, and Gibraltar   508

Cyprus   509

Malta   514

Gibraltar   521

The EU in Africa   526

Islas Canarias   526

Further Reading   527

CHAPTER 16 EUROPEAN UNION FUTURE?   529

EU Eternal Relations

The Common Agricultural Policy in World Affairs  

Imperial Pasts

Decolonization

Turkey

Summary

GLOSSARY   536

INDEX   542

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