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

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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.
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Developments in West European Politics 2

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

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333928691

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This completely new replacement volume of the highly successful Developments in West European Politics adopts an entirely reconceived framework focusing centrally on the capacity, legitimacy, effectiveness and resilience of the states of Western Europe and the challenges they face at the start of the new millennium. Bringing together specially-commissioned chapters by leading authorities it will be essential reading for students and specialists alike.
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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.
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European Politics

A Comparative Introduction

Author: Tim Bale

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137105860

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 9996

This popular and highly praised text provides a lively and accessible introduction to the governance and politics of Europe. Thematically structured to address the key institutions and issues, it is genuinely pan-European in scope. Although no country is ignored, a range of representative countries (the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK) as well as the European Union itself, are used as key examples throughout the book and each of them is the subject of an in-depth double-page country profiles. The text is supported by a range of features, including: - Double-page country profiles with coverage of key issues - Debate boxes which give the pros and cons of contested issues - Key Point boxes to reinforce learning and aid revision - Further Reading, Web Links and Discussion Questions for each chapter The third edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of the latest developments and now includes coverage of the Eurozone crisis, governments' austerity measures and recent legislation affecting privacy and human rights.
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Routledge Handbook of Regionalism & Federalism

Author: John Loughlin,John Kincaid,Wilfried Swenden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136727698

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

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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.
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European Politics

Author: Bale Tim

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137581379

Category: Comparative government

Page: N.A

View: 2002

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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: 7156

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
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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

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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?
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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

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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.
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Developments in Central and East European Politics 4

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

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113710211X

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Developments in Central and East European Politics 4 brings together specially commissioned chapters by a team of leading international scholars focusing on the key features of the political systems that have emerged following the transition to post-communist rule and the enlargement of the European Union.
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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

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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.
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The Transformation of European Politics, 1763-1848

Author: Paul W. Schroeder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198206545

Category: Political Science

Page: 894

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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.
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Current developments in European foreign policy

Kosovo, report with evidence, 32nd report of session 2006-07

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0104011289

Category: Political Science

Page: 15

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Evidence taken before Sub-committee C (Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy)
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European Politics

Author: Paul Kubicek

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131720638X

Category: Political Science

Page: 458

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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.
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Routledge Handbook of European Politics

Author: José M. Magone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317628357

Category: Political Science

Page: 984

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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.
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European Access

Author: Commission of the European Communities,Ian Thomson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: European communities

Page: N.A

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Developments in German politics 2

Author: Gordon Smith,William E. Paterson,Stephen Padgett

Publisher: Duke Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780822318880

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

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Part One discusses the nature of the unified state, electoral behavior, the "new" party system, and changing territorial balances. Part Two looks at Germany's new international position through analyses of foreign policy, security policy, and Germany's relationship to the European Community. Part Three examines economic, social, and environmental policy, while Part Four addresses questions of immigration and the labor market, women, and a new German identity.
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The Politics Today Companion to West European Politics

Author: Geoffrey K. Roberts,Patricia Hogwood

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719054211

Category: History

Page: 194

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"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.
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Information Society Studies

Author: Alistair S. Duff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797981

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 1893

We are often told that we are "living in an information society" or that we are "information workers." But what exactly do these claims mean, and how might they be verified? In this important methodological study, Alistair S. Duff cuts through the rhetoric to get to the bottom of the "information society thesis." Wide-ranging in coverage, this study will be of interest to scholars in information science, communication and media studies and social theory. It is a key text for the newly-unified specialism of information society studies, and an indispensable guide to the future of this discipline.
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