Developments in Central and East European Politics 5

Author: Stephen White,Paul G Lewis,Judy Batt

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137263008

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 2040

The new edition of this market-leading text brings together specially commissioned chapters by a team of top international scholars on the changing politics of this diverse region negotiating the competing pulls of the European Union and post-communist Russia.

Developments in Central and East European Politics 4

Author: Stephen White,Judy Batt,Paul G. Lewis

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822339496

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

View: 3611

The face of Central and Eastern Europe has been dramatically transformed since the collapse of communism. The region faces new challenges, including the needs to find a balance between effective leadership and accountability and to reverse the economic decline of the late communist years. Addressing these concerns and others, Developments in Central and East European Politics 4 brings together specially commissioned chapters by leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic. The chapters, all of which are new to this edition, focus on key features of the political systems that have emerged following the transition to postcommunist rule and the enlargement of the European Union through 2006. Full attention is given to the pattern of events in individual nations, but the main emphasis is on the framework of politics across the region--constitutions, leadership, parliaments, parties, and electoral systems--and the process of politics, as it is revealed in political participation, civil society, economic change, and the quality of democratic government within and beyond the region. Clearly written and well supported with references and suggestions for further reading, Developments in Central and East European Politics 4 is the ideal guide to the process of change in a group of states that were formerly modeled on the Soviet Union but are now a distinctive and varied presence within a continent that has been redefining its boundaries, its values, its economic systems, and its international allegiances. Contributors. Judy Batt, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Sarah Birch, Heather Grabbe, Tim Haughton, Krzysztof Jasiewicz, Petr Kopecký, Paul G. Lewis, Frances Millard, Cas Mudde, D. Mario Nuti, Mark Pittaway, Ray Taras, Stephen White, Andrew Wilson, Kataryna Wolczuk

Developments in French Politics 5

Author: Alistair Cole,Sophie Meunier,Vincent Tiberj

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1137349174

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

View: 3465

François Hollande's victory in the 2012 presidential election stood as an important moment in French politics. As the first left-wing president to be elected in almost 20 years, his election appeared to mark a shift away from the right and a return to 'normal' politics in France. Taking stock of both the Sarkozy years and the Hollande presidency, Developments in French Politics 5 provides state-of-the-art coverage of current trends, issues and debates. In a new set of specially commissioned chapters, leading French and Anglo-American experts examine all aspects of the French political system - from central institutions and organizations through to the key policies and issues. Two key themes run through the volume: the first is whether the discourse of reform - initiated by Sarkozy - has been translated into tangible change. The second theme explores to what extent it is possible to talk of French 'exceptionalism' - a uniquely French path to identity and globalization. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book provides wide-ranging and cutting-edge analysis of the factors influencing contemporary French politics.

Central and East European Politics

From Communism to Democracy

Author: Sharon L. Wolchik,Jane Leftwich Curry

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742567346

Category: Political Science

Page: 418

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"A useful text and reference book. These essays are at their best in serving both area study and political sociology."---Slavic Review "Wolchik and Curry have assembled an all-star cast of experts for an authoritative assessment of the progress the region has made toward liberal democracy and a market economy in the last two decades. The book's particular strength is to cast the process in terms of a return to Europe. It thus pays attention not only to crucial developments in domestic politics but also to the influence of important international actors. Another exceptionally useful feature is the inclusion of essays that address important issues cross-nationally, as well as in-depth studies of each country individually, making the book especially valuable to students and scholars interested in the politics of the region and those interested in the interaction between domestic issues and global political and economic forces."---Michael Bernhard, Pennsylvania State University "This is a straightforward and lucid overview of the paths taken away from communism by Central and East European states. The authors effectively address the domestic and international influences on the course of political development in the former communist states. The book is highly recommended to anyone who wants a clear picture of a complex and important region and its constituent parts."---Zvi Gitelman, University of Michigan Now in a fully updated edition, this essential text explores the other half of Europe, the new and future members of the EU along with the problems and potential they bring to the region and to the world stage. Clear and comprehensive, it offers an authoritative and up-to-date analysis of the transformations and realities in Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and Ukraine. The book presents a set of comparative country case studies as well as thematic chapters on key issues, including European Union and NATO expansion, the economic transition and its social ramifications, the role of women, persistent problems of ethnicity and nationalism, and political reform. New to this edition is a chapter on Albania. For students and specialists alike, this book will be an invaluable resource on the newly democratizing states of Europe.

Developments in Central and East European Politics 2

Author: Stephen White,Judy Batt,Paul G. Lewis

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349265896

Category: Europe

Page: 321

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This completely new replacement for Developments in East European Politics shifts the focus from the collapse of communism and process of transition to provide a genuinely comparative introduction to the emerging new political systems of the region. Like its companion volume on Western Europe, it brings together specially commissioned chapters by leading authorities to provide a tightly-integrated introduction to politics, government and policy set in a broad economic and social context.

Developments in East European Politics

Author: Stephen White,Judy Batt,Paul G. Lewis

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9644

Formerly a part of the Soviet empire, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe are now in the process of a complex transition from authoritarianism to more open systems based on political democracy and the market. Developments in East European Politics takes as its starting point the dramatic developments of the late 1980s and early 1990s and the factors that have helped to shape the region as a whole, focusing in detail on the changing politics of Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and the successor republics in the former Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. At the core of the book is a set of comparative chapters considering developments in voting behaviour, the emerging party systems, political leadership and participation, economic reform and social policy in Eastern Europe. The volume concludes with an assessment of the political science of post-communist Eastern Europe, a consideration of its place in the wider world and a presentation of selected voices of the people of Eastern Europe themselves. Written by leading specialists from both sides of the Atlantic, this introductory but authoritative text provides an up-to-date and unrivalled guide to the forces that are reshaping half a continent.

Politics in Europe

Author: M. Donald Hancock,Christopher J. Carman,Marjorie Castle,David P. Conradt,Raffaella Y. Nanetti,Robert Leonardi,William Safran,Stephen White

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483323056

Category: Political Science

Page: 832

View: 3691

Thoroughly updated, this sixth edition of Hancock et al.’s Politics in Europe remains an approachable yet rigorous introduction to the region—the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Poland, and the European Union. Its strong analytic framework and organization, coupled with detailed country coverage written by country experts, ensure that students not only get a robust introduction to each country, but also are able to make meaningful cross-national comparisons. Key updates include the latest in European politics, including recent election results, the content and impact of the Eurozone crisis, the emergence of a new “Nordic model” of welfare capitalism, and coverage of key social and political issues including globalization, terrorism, immigration, gender, religion, and transatlantic relations.

Post-Soviet Politics

Author: Stephen White,Cerwyn Moore

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781446208090

Category: Political Science

Page: 1616

View: 8701

Around twenty years since the end of the Cold War, social, political and economic turmoil appears to have been replaced by a period of stability within Russia. This context affords a much needed opportunity to revisit post-Soviet politics in order to collate seminal pieces on the historical trends, political changes and international dynamics which continue to evolve, and which have framed the post-Communist period. The central aim of these four volumes is to capture this diversity so as offer a timely collection of seminal excerpts on post-Soviet politics, thereby giving insight into how we understand Russia today.

Die Macht der Geographie

Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt

Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428562

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6337

Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.

Developments in Russian Politics 5

Author: Stephen White,Alex Pravda,Zvi Y. Gitelman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822327707

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 4506

Russia has a new parliament and a new president, and the shape of its future political life remains uncertain. Taking the elections of 1999 and 2000 as their starting point, the contributors to Developments in Russian Politics 5 describe the institutional framework of the post -- Yeltsin system and examine the policy choices that confront the Putin administration. This completely revised edition includes new discussions of such topics as media and political communication, crime and corruption, and Russia's continuing search for a 'national idea.' Other sections cover elections and electoral procedures, parties and organized interests, as well as economic, social, and foreign policy. Written by leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, Developments in Russian Politics 5 will replace earlier editions as the leading text for students of Russia and for a wider group of readers seeking a reliable and up-to-date introduction to the politics of the world's largest country.

Developments in European Politics 2

Author: Erik Jones,Paul M. Heywood,Martin Rhodes,Ulrich Sedelmeier

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230343988

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 3715

Rarely has European politics been so tumultuous or difficult to predict. The global economic crisis and subsequent recession have had a profound effect on Europe's political, economic and social landscape, as governments have been forced to cope with almost unprecedented levels of public debt. A pan-European analysis is essential for those seeking to understand contemporary trends and developments. Developments in European Politics brings together specially commissioned chapters by leading authorities to give an up-to-date and systematic analysis of European political developments – in institutions, processes and policy – at both national and regional levels. It provides wide-ranging and clear analysis of the factors influencing European politics, from the Europeanization of national politics to the broader forces of globalization, immigration, climate change and international terrorism.

Central and Eastern European Media in Comparative Perspective

Politics, Economy and Culture

Author: Dr John Downey,Dr Sabina Mihelj

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409476707

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 3921

Appearing more than twenty years after the revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe, this book could not have come at a more appropriate time; a time to take stock not only of the changes but also the continuities in media systems of the region since 1989. To what extent are media institutions still controlled by political forces? To what extent are media markets operating in Central and Eastern Europe? Do media systems in Central and Eastern Europe resemble media systems in other parts of Europe? The answers to these questions are not the same for each country in the region. Their experience is not homogeneous. An international line up of distinguished experts and emerging scholars methodically examine the different economic, political, cultural, and transnational factors affecting developments in media systems across Central and Eastern Europe. Whereas earlier works in the media system tradition have, in the main, adopted the political framework of comparative politics, the authors argue that media systems are also cultural and economic institutions and there are other critical variables that might explain certain outcomes better. Topics discussed range from political economy to gender inequality to the study of ethno-cultural diversity. This unmatched volume gives you the unique opportunity to study the growing field of comparative media analysis across Eastern and Western Europe. A valuable resource that goes beyond the field of media and cultural analysis which media scholars as well as to area specialists should not go without!

Developments in Gender and Management Research in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Beverly Dawn Metcalfe,Marianne Afanassieva

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1845444442

Category: Businesswomen

Page: 84

View: 3509

There is limited scholarship that has considered gender, management and organizational analysis in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The restructuring of state socialism which began in the 1980s with perestroika marked the start of industrial re-organisation across post-socialist states with large scale privatisation, worker layoffs and the development of managerial strategies away from centralised planning systems. These political and economic developments combined with globalisation, the internationalisation of work practices, increased foreign investment and business development.

A Tent Too Full

With Barney & Baby Bop

Author: Stephen White

Publisher: Lyrick Studios

ISBN: 9781570640094

Category: Animals

Page: 22

View: 3200

Barney and Baby Bop share their tent with the forest animals when it begins to rain.

European Politics

Author: Paul Kubicek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317348532

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 8062

European Politics surveys the history, institutions, and issues that are essential for understanding contemporary European politics. Exploring a central question-"What is Europe?", this text's thematic approach helps students compare politics in individual countries and see the political big picture in the region. European Politics examines not only countries already in the European Union but also those eligible to join to give students the most comprehensive picture of Europe's evolution in a globalized world.

Demokratische Konsolidierung im postsozialistischen Europa

Die Rolle der politischen Institutionen

Author: Timm Beichelt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 366309586X

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

View: 1814

Das Buch behandelt die Etablierung und Verfestigung der neuen Demokratien in Mittel-, Ost- und Südosteuropa. Untersucht wird der Einfluss von Regierungs- und Parteiensystemen auf die Stabilität der Demokratie. In die Analyse einbezogen sind Bulgarien, Estland, Lettland, Litauen, Makedonien, Moldova, Polen, Rumänien, Russland, Slowakei, Slowenien, Tschechien, Ukraine und Ungarn.

Social Media and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Pawe? Surowiec,Václav Št?tka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317328035

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 317

Social media are increasingly revolutionising the ways in which political communication works, and their importance for engaging citizens in politics and public affairs is well understood by political actors. This book surveys current developments in social media and politics in a range of Central and Eastern European countries, including Ukraine and Russia. It explores the process of adoption of social media by politicians, journalists and civic activists, examines the impact of the different social and cultural backgrounds of the countries studied, and discusses specific political situations, such as the 2012 protests in Moscow and the 2014 EuroMaidan events in Ukraine, where social media played an important role. The book concludes by addressing how the relationship between social media and politics is likely to develop and how it might affect the still relatively new democracies in the region.