• Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Historical and Cultural Concept of Europe as a Unity
  • 2.1. Why did Anyone ever Think of Europe as a Separate Continent?
  • 2.2. The European Civilisation
  • 2.3. The Unity of Europe
  • 2.4. Defining European Identity
  • 3. The Development of European Economic Integration
  • 3.1. Building a European Economic Community
  • 3.2. Problems of European Integration
  • 4. European Cultural Convergence
  • 5. The Challenge of a Common European Social Policy
  • 5.1. Industrial Relations in the EU
  • 5.2. European Social Fund and Social Charter
  • 5.3. Public Pensions and Health Care in the EU
  • 5.4. The Swedish Model. A Social Model for Europe?
  • 6. Does the EU Need a New Welfare Model?
  • 7. The Challenge of a “Borderless World” for Europe
  • 8. The EU Budget: The Distribution of Funds
  • 9. The “Old” and the “New” Europe
  • 9.1. The EU Enlargements 2004/2007 and their Impact on EU Integration
  • 9.2. The Present State of European Integration & the State of European Nations
  • 10. The Economic versus the Social Aspects in European States and in the European Union
  • 11. The European Model of Society
  • 11.1. Small versus Big States
  • 12. Dealing with Discontent and Democratic Deficit
  • 13. What do Europeans think about the EU?
  • 14. The Attitude of Austrian Professionals to the EU. An Analysis of Qualitative Interviews
  • 15. Conclusion
  • 16. Bibliography
  • 17. References