Western Europe provides a balanced appraisal of common characteristics and shared problems of the eighteen states lying to the west of the former Iron Curtain.

chapter 1|7 pages

Optimism and uncertainty

chapter 2|15 pages

Political evolution

chapter 3|20 pages

Demographic and social change

chapter 4|22 pages


chapter 5|24 pages


chapter 6|26 pages


chapter 7|16 pages

The service sector

chapter 8|18 pages

Urban development

chapter 9|23 pages

Agriculture and rural change

chapter 10|14 pages

Recreation and conservation

chapter 11|10 pages

The encircling seas

chapter 12|20 pages

Trends in regional development

chapter 13|16 pages

Western Europe and the 'new Europe'