Markets and Moral Regulation: Cultural Change in the European Union (BOK)

Paulette Kurzer

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Does European integration influence national cultures and social policies? Is Europe's fabled cultural diversity diminishing? In this 2001 book, Paulette Kurzer examines these important and topical questions by comparing the Irish abortion ban, Finnish and Swedish drinking restrictions, and Dutch drug decriminalization. Employing a synthesis of constructivist and institutionalist theories, Kurzer demonstrates that domestic shifts in values and attitudes, spurred along by the impact of EC/EU market integration, are in fact bringing about a convergence in European morality norms. Alcohol control policies are forced to liberalize, the Irish abortion proscription is being redefined, and Dutch drug toleration is pushed into a more punitive direction. Markets and Moral Regulation argues that a crucial agency is European law and its role as a market regulator: as market forces invade these cultural and moral spheres, protective barriers disintegrate. The result is that cultural and social domains are increasingly exposed to the influence of market competition.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2001 Forfatter Paulette Kurzer
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521003957
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 340 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Ethical issues & debates, Political economy, Regional studies