Europe's Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age

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University of California Press, 2010 - Всего страниц: 472
"Steven Hill ends the transatlantic debate over which economic and political system is superior: Europe wins. While America and China fight for oil and minerals, Europe already achieves more with less. Indeed, the path to the American Dream is the European Way."--Parag Khanna, author of The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order

"Like a reverse Alexis de Tocqueville, Steven Hill dauntlessly explores a society largely unknown to his compatriots back home. Sweeping away the ideological posturing, he shows us exactly how the modern European Way works and the promise it holds for an America which has slipped to become, in terms of social, economic and energy policy, the Old World."--Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor, The New Yorker, author of Obamanos!: The Birth of a New Political Era

"Europe's Promise should startle, inform, and galvanize Americans in raising the ante in favor of a political economy where people matter first."--Ralph Nader

"As Steven Hill compellingly argues in his excellent Europe's Promise: Why the European Way Is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age, Europe has become a dynamic, transformational force in the world and stands as a clear model of success on so many fronts that we must push reset in our assessment of Europe's course. Americans today should learn a bit about how Europe has quietly and incrementally added to its size and global weight and maintained an innovative approach to broad public challenges like renewable energy, capital punishment, social welfare, and even corporate dynamism."--Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, author of the political blog, The Washington Note

"Europe's Promise is a provocative and illuminating book that should lead Americans to think hard about our own assumptions and priorities. By closely examining Europe's economic and political practices, Hill reveals a new Europe that has become the world's leader during this century challenged by global economic crisis, climate crisis, and new geopolitical tensions. In these times of hope and fear, read this captivating book to discover new and creative models for building a better future."--Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation

"Hill's book is an elegant and counterintuitive manifesto for a new politics of interdependence that could take the world through the turmoil of the economic and global warming crises."--Mark Leonard, Executive Director, European Council on Foreign Relations

"What can the United States learn from Europe? If you believe what's said in Washington, the answer is 'not much'. If you read Steven Hill's intelligent, broad-ranging, and deeply researched book, you'll find the correct answer is 'a great deal'--and now is the time to learn it."--Jacob S. Hacker, author of The Great Risk Shift: The New Economic Security and the Decline of the American Dream
 

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Introduction
1
SOCIAL CAPITALIST EUROPE
13
1 The Rise of the European Way
15
2 The Capitalist Engine That Huffed and Puffed
33
3 Europes Secret Advantage
53
4 Family Values European Style
72
5 The Myth of the Overtaxed European and Other Modern Fables
93
6 The Economic Crash of 20089
107
PLURALIST EUROPE
237
13 The Legacy of Luther and Cromwell
239
14 Consensus Building Through Dynamic Democracy
258
THE CONCEPT OF EUROPE
275
15 Sticky Glue Social Contracts and Fulcrum Institutions
277
WILL EUROPE SURVIVE?
299
16 The Challenges of Immigrtion and Integration
301
17 A European Civil Rights Movement ArisesSort of
319

HEALTHY EUROPE
123
7 The European Way of Health
125
8 La Sante DAbord
136
SUSTAINABLE EUROPE
155
9 Windmills Tides and Solar Besides
157
10 Revolution On Wheels
179
GLOBAL EUROPE
195
11 The Reluctant Superpower
197
12 The European Way of Foreign Policy Put to the Test
215
18 The Dilemma Of Population Decline
339
Conclusion
354
Notes
371
Selected Bibliography
433
Acknowledgments
437
Index
443
About the Author
473
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Steven Hill is Director of the Political Reform Program for the New America Foundation and author of 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy and other books on politics. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Salon.com, TheNation, International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, Prospect, and many other publications and websites.

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