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: 6643

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.

Developments in West European Politics

Author: Martin Rhodes,Paul Heywood,Vincent Wright

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349253413

Category: Economics

Page: 363

View: 9317

Developments in West European Politics brings together specially commissioned chapters by leading authorities to provide a tightly integrated assessment of politics, government and policy set in a broad economic and social context. It focuses throughout on the impact of globalisation, West European integration and intra-European relations and the extent to which a new system of multi-level governance is emerging. Like other Developments titles it will be essential reading for students and specialists alike. Contributors include: Colin Crouch, Renaud Dehousse, Piero Ignazi, Herbert Kitschelt, Joni Lovenduski, Yves Meny, and Loukas Tsoukalis.

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

View: 9942

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.

Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics [2 volumes]

An American Companion to European Politics

Author: Hans Slomp

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313391823

Category: Political Science

Page: 868

View: 3170

Specially written for an American audience, this accessible encyclopedic survey covers politics in every individual European nation and in the European Union. • 45 country entries • Individual timelines of national history • 17 maps • Approximately 200 comparative tables • A glossary of 1,050 entries, including common French and German terms, that is a small encyclopedia in itself • An extensive list of Web resources and books for further reading

Developments in German Politics 4

Author: Stephen Padgett,William E. Paterson,Reimut Zohlnhöfer

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137301643

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 3315

This provides authoritative coverage as well as wide-ranging and integrated analysis of politics and policy in Germany today and of its role in Europe and the wider world. Bringing together extensively revised and updated chapters by leading authorities, it will be essential for students and anyone interested in European politics.

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: 8562

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

Routledge Handbook of Regionalism & Federalism

Author: John Loughlin,John Kincaid,Wilfried Swenden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136727698

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

View: 6023

Almost all states are either federal or regionalized in some sense. It is difficult to find a state that is entirely unitary and the Routledge Handbook of Regionalism and Federalism necessarily takes in almost the entire world. Both federalism and regionalism have been subjects of a vast academic literature mainly from political science but sometimes also from history, economics, and geography. This cutting edge examination seeks to evaluate the two types of state organization from the perspective of political science producing a work that is analytical rather than simply descriptive. The Handbook presents some of the latest theoretical reflections on regionalism and federalism and then moves on to discuss cases of both regionalism and federalism in key countries chosen from the world’s macro-regions. Assembling this wide range of case studies allows the book to present a general picture of current trends in territorial governance. The final chapters then examine failed federations such as Czechoslovakia and examples of transnational regionalism - the EU, NAFTA and the African Union. Covering evolving forms of federalism and regionalism in all parts of the world and featuring a comprehensive range of case studies by leading international scholars this work will be an essential reference source for all students and scholars of international politics, comparative politics and international relations.

Demokratien des 21. Jahrhunderts im Vergleich

Historische Zugänge, Gegenwartsprobleme, Reformperspektiven

Author: Eckhard Jesse,Roland Sturm

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663095835

Category: Political Science

Page: 502

View: 672

Der Band bietet einen für die politische Bildung und die Politikwissenschaft bestimmten Vergleich der heutigen Demokratien. Als Bezugspunkt gilt jeweils die Bundesrepublik Deutschland - angestrebt ist also kein systematischer Vergleich. Vielmehr geht es darum, anhand der zentralen Themen der vergleichenden Regierungslehre deren spezifische Entwicklung und deren gegenwärtige Herausforderungen nachzuzeichnen. Andere Demokratien kommen jeweils zur Sprache, um charakteristische Abweichungen vom deutschen Fall und verallgemeinerbare Regelhaftigkeit zu erfassen. Driftet die innere Ordnung von demokratischen Staaten auseinander, oder vollzieht sich (im Zuge der Globalisierung) eine Annäherung?

Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 7346

Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.

A Turn to Empire

The Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France

Author: Jennifer Pitts

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400826636

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

View: 8087

A dramatic shift in British and French ideas about empire unfolded in the sixty years straddling the turn of the nineteenth century. As Jennifer Pitts shows in A Turn to Empire, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, and Jeremy Bentham were among many at the start of this period to criticize European empires as unjust as well as politically and economically disastrous for the conquering nations. By the mid-nineteenth century, however, the most prominent British and French liberal thinkers, including John Stuart Mill and Alexis de Tocqueville, vigorously supported the conquest of non-European peoples. Pitts explains that this reflected a rise in civilizational self-confidence, as theories of human progress became more triumphalist, less nuanced, and less tolerant of cultural difference. At the same time, imperial expansion abroad came to be seen as a political project that might assist the emergence of stable liberal democracies within Europe. Pitts shows that liberal thinkers usually celebrated for respecting not only human equality and liberty but also pluralism supported an inegalitarian and decidedly nonhumanitarian international politics. Yet such moments represent not a necessary feature of liberal thought but a striking departure from views shared by precisely those late-eighteenth-century thinkers whom Mill and Tocqueville saw as their forebears. Fluently written, A Turn to Empire offers a novel assessment of modern political thought and international justice, and an illuminating perspective on continuing debates over empire, intervention, and liberal political commitments.

Europäische Religionspolitik

Religiöse Identitätsbezüge, rechtliche Regelungen und politische Ausgestaltung

Author: Ines-Jacqueline Werkner,Antonius Liedhegener

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658009594

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 953

Die Europäische Union galt lange Zeit als rein säkulare politische Gemeinschaft, in der Religion nicht zu thematisieren sei. Mit der viel beschworenen Rückkehr der Religionen und der Idee der postsäkularen Gesellschaft stellt sich diese Frage ganz neu. Die verstärkte Aufmerksamkeit für die gesellschaftliche Bedeutung von Religion speist sich mittlerweile aber auch aus dem europäischen Integrationsprozess selbst. In dem Maße, wie sich die EU nicht mehr nur als wirtschaftliches Projekt versteht, sondern auch als politische Union und Wertegemeinschaft, kommt der Frage nach dem gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt Europas – gerade in wirtschaftlichen Krisenzeiten – eine wachsende Bedeutung zu. Diesen Wandel greift der Band auf. Er verfolgt einerseits die Frage einer gemeinsamen Identität in Europa und untersucht andererseits die konkreten religionspolitischen Konsequenzen, die sich mit dem Vertrag von Lissabon ergeben haben und nun die Religionspolitik der Europäischen Union und ihr Verhältnis zu den Mitgliedsländern wie zur internationalen Staatenwelt prägen.

European Politics

Author: Paul Kubicek

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131720638X

Category: Political Science

Page: 458

View: 3319

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. Key changes for the new edition: Fully revised and updated to include coverage of recent elections, public opinion data and key topics such as refugees, Russia and Ukraine, Syria, more on the economic crisis, and Brexit; Expanded and revised opening chapter explaining Europeanization, multi-level governance, and the fissures in Europe; Greater and updated coverage of theory, multi-culturalism, and the EU. This timely, in-depth text will be essential reading for anyone interested in European politics.

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: 3221

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.

The Transformation of European Politics, 1763-1848

Author: Paul W. Schroeder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198206545

Category: Political Science

Page: 894

View: 4222

This is the only modern study of European international politics to cover the entire timespan from the end of the Seven Years' War in 1763 to the revolutionary year of 1848.

Central and East European Politics , From Communism to Democracy

World history, Europe

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467219487

Category: Education

Page: 60

View: 9677

Facts101 is your complete guide to Central and East European Politics , From Communism to Democracy. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Routledge Handbook of European Politics

Author: José M. Magone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317628357

Category: Political Science

Page: 1028

View: 7885

Since the Treaty of the European Union was ratified in 1993, the European Union has become an important factor in an ever-increasing number of regimes of pooled sovereignty. This Handbook seeks to present a valuable guide to this new and unique system in the twenty-first century, allowing readers to obtain a better understanding of the emerging multilevel European governance system that links national polities to Europe and the global community. Adopting a pan-European approach, this Handbook brings together the work of leading international academics to cover a wide range of topics such as: the historical and theoretical background the political systems and institutions of both the EU and its individual member nations political parties and party systems political elites civil society and social movements in European politics the political economy of Europe public administration and policy-making external policies of the EU. This is an invaluable and comprehensive resource for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners of the European Union, European politics and comparative politics.

The Origins and Development of the European Union 1945-2008

A History of European Integration

Author: Martin Dedman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415435609

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 3211

The new edition of this accessible introduction to the history of the European Union (EU) has been fully revised and updated to reflect the significant changes within the EU over the past decade. The book is ideal introductory reading for those new to the study of the EU who want a concise and up-to-date account of the political and economic development of the EU.

The Politics Today Companion to West European Politics

Author: Geoffrey K. Roberts,Patricia Hogwood

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719054211

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 9644

"This book is an essential reference guide for students of West European politics and West European area studies. A perfect companion to European politics today (by the same authors), it contains details of major events, political leaders, important dates, organisations and recent elections, all in an accessible, easy-to-read format. A comprehensive reference work, the book also provides a sound historical background for students of contemporary Europe. It covers the information and terms of reference students need to know to understand developments in European politics from the Second World War to the present day. Much of the book is devoted to those European countries most often featured in comparative courses in colleges and universities: the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain as well as the European Union. Also included are details of personalities and events which have proved decisive for smaller and less familiar European democracies. From Resistance leaders to presidents, civil wars to scandals, the forces shaping the Europe of today are detailed in this book. This book is ideal for undergraduate students on politics, European studies and area studies courses"--Publisher's description.