Maintaining the cultural and regional diversity of Europe confronted with the tendencies for increased globalization, economic and political integration: the book presents a wide multidisciplinary survey of ideas and perspectives from scientific approaches as well as European and regional authorities, considering juridical, economic and cultural reality. A general framework for concrete action programmes of cultural interaction at different levels.
A part of the project «Europe of the cultures», initiated by the Flemish Government.
Contents: Gabriel Fragnière: Foreword - Léonce Bekemans: Introduction - Jacques Lenoble: Political and philosophical reflections
on cultural models of society - Robert Picht: Disturbed identities: social and cultural mutations in contemporary Europe -
Christopher Harvie: The culture of the region - Louis Baeck: The cultural impact on the economy and on management - Gilbert
Lenssen: Culture, economics and management - Robert Senelle: The new cultural policy of the European Union - I.B.F. Kormoss:
Cartographic illustrations of the Europe of the languages - Léonce Bekemans/Ruben Lombaert: Comments - Carlos Costa: Culture
as a driving force for Europe 2002 - Marc Galle: The European Parliament and the role of culture in Europe - Mircea Malitza:
Reflections on the cultural dimension of the East European society - Conlin Wagner: ISMS need not apply; one voice from one
American on cultural diversity - Léonce Bekemans/Ruben Lombaert: Comments - Léonce Bekemans/Claudia Van der Eide: Culture
and economy: an introductory note - Frank Moulaert/Jean-Cédric Delvainquiere: Regional and sub-regional development in Europe:
the role of socio-cultural trajectories - Gregory J. Ashworth: Consequences of the commodification of culture - Joseph Soeters:
Management and cultural diversity in Europe - Léonce Bekemans/Claudia Van der Eide: Comments - Léonce Bekemans/Ruben Lombaert:
Culture and institutions: an introductory note - Kurt Schelter: The importance of culture for the European Union - Jef Van
Ginderachter: The importance of the regional cultural dimension for the European Federal Structure - Alexis Pauly/Imelda Higgins:
The role of the Court of Justice in cultural and educational matters - John Loughlin: Nation, state and region in Western
Europe - Ulrich Pfaff: Institutional reflections from the perspective of the German Länder - José Eduardo Castell: The relation
between culture and institutions from a regional perspective - Léonce Bekemans/Ruben Lombaert: Comments - Léonce Bekemanns/Ruben
Lombaert: Culture and identities: an introductory note - Hatto Fischer: Some general reflections on culture - Jan Kerkhofs:
Changing values and identities - Hugo Dyserinck: The comprative study of literature and the problem of national and cultural
identity. An imagological vision - Maarten Mourik: The importance of cultural diversity for small cultural linguistic regions
in Europe - Rudolf Rezsohazy: Identity and political culture in Central and Eastern Europe - Léonce Bekemans/Ruben Lombaert:
Comments - Luc Van den Brande: Declaration of Bruges. Cultural diversity: the economic democratic, and cultural foundation
of Europe 2002 - Léonce Bekemans: Conclusion.