In order to answer these questions, it is necessary to demystify many of our most beloved images of the EU. We must shatter the European illusion - because at its core are competition and neoliberal economic policy. Changing this would be nearly impossible. But if the EU cannot be saved and a return to the nation state is no solution, what then?
The European Illusion analyses the EU's role in key policy areas and reveals the truth behind some of the most strongly-held beliefs about the European Union. It proposes a starting point for a new discussion for social movement activists and progressives. Instead of arguing over the false dichotomy of "reform or exit", we must look for the strategies towards the EU and beyond.
In A Handbook for Women Mentors: Transcending Barriers of Stereotype, Race, and Ethnicity, an expert author team--all experienced mentors--provide specific strategies for women mentoring women, showing how mentoring relationships benefit individuals, women as a group, and the nation as a whole. Discussions include ongoing challenges--and potential pitfalls--for women confronting obstacles in their education and professional careers, with special attention to minority women--whether it is a mother of four leading a university department, an African American woman working in engineering, or a Latina female advancing in the field of math.
Essays in this informative compilation show how women from African American, Latina, American Indian, Asian American, and Caucasian backgrounds recover from difficulties and traumas with the help of their faith. Contributors consider why women are more likely to endorse religious engagement than men; why ethnically marginalized women tap into spirituality for comfort more than any other population; and why many believers embrace religion as a coping mechanism throughout their lives—from adolescence to older adulthood. The work suggests ways for counselors, leaders, and religious figures to utilize this knowledge to bolster the well-being of those they serve.