The Cultural Diversity of European Unity
Edited by Wil Arts, Jacques Hagenaars and Loek Halman in collaboration with Wim van de Donk and Ton van Schaik
This volume deals with the values of the people in contemporary Europe. Using the survey data from the European Values Study, a number of basic values and the dynamics of value change are explored from an economic, political, social, and religious-moral point of view.
Part 1 focuses on Europe’s values from an empirical-analytical, and a historical point of view, and also presents the views of three eminent Europeans.
Part 2 deals with in-depths analyses of European values, based on the empirical data set covering basic orientations in most of the domains of human life.
Part 3 contains reflections on the empirical findings, the value of value research, the hidden assumptions behind it, and the deeper layers of Europe’s position and developments.