Judicial Politics and Policy-making in Western Europe

Author: Mary L. Volcansek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113519369X

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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Focusing on the intersection of politics and law in six western European countries and in two supra-national bodies, the contributors here aim to debunk the myth that judges are merely "la bouche de la loi" and analyze similiarities in policy-making of the judiciaries from one nation to the next.
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Policy-Analyse

Kritik und Neuorientierung

Author: Adrienne Héritier

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663014738

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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Die Policy-Analyse, die sich wesentlich mit Fragen der politischen Steuerung und der Gestaltung gesellschaftlichen Wandels befaßt, befindet sich im Wandel. Die Policy-Analyse,die ihre ursprüngliche Beeinflussung durch die Planungsdiskussion und den diesem zugrundeliegenden rationale und ökonomisch kalkulierenden Menschen nicht verleugnen kann, sieht sich in vielerlei Hinsicht gezwungen,ihre Konzepte skeptisch zu betrachten und eine Erklärungskraft ihrer Hypothesen in Frage zu stellen. Seit mehreren Jahren schon werden Versuche unternommen, Gegenentwürfe zum "Rationality Project" zu formulieren. Das hatte zur Folge, daß der "Textbook Approach" (Nakamura 1987) der Policy-Analyse aufgegeben wurde, der von einem klar abgegrenzten Programm, der "bounded policy", ausgeht. Um die Turbulenz der "Unordentlichkeit" der politischen Wirklichkeit besser zu berücksichtigen, wurde der neue politikwissenschaftliche Institutionalismus in die Netzwerkanalyse integriert. Der Band behandelt die Modifikation der Policy-Analyse und deren veränderte Fragestellungen.
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Politics, Judicial Review, and the Russian Constitutional Court

Author: C. Thorson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230368972

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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Analysis of why politicians are driven to create an independent judicial institution with the authority to overrule their decisions. It focuses on a country with no tradition of independent judicial review - Russia. History does not support an independent judiciary here; yet a potentially powerful constitutional court has existed for 20 years.
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Representative Government in Modern Europe

Author: Michael Gallagher,Michael Laver,Peter Mair

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072322675

Category: Political Science

Page: 468

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Uniting theory and application, the third edition of Representative Government in Modern Europe continues the tradition of previous editions by first examining the themes, debates, developments and structures driving European politics, and then investigating the way in which the theories behind them are manifested, comparing the historical development, distinct interpretations and present condition of several major European governments. A thematically arranged text which introduces readers to current debates among those who analyze European politics, the 3rd edition of Representation Government in Modern Europe delves into the evolution of European politics as we embark on the 21st century. Since the last edition, astonishing changes have occurred on the political scene in Europe. Democratic transformations have taken place throughout the East, along with the emergence of a strong European Union. These two topics, as well as the state of economics in the region, have dominated the previous decade in Europe and are discussed throughout the 3rd edition.
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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

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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.
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Biblio 1992

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: N.A

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Presenting useful comparative information on EC member countries culled from recent acquisitions of the Commission's Central Library.
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Monthly Bibliography

Selected articles

Author: United Nations Library (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International relations

Page: N.A

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European Access

Author: Ian Thomson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: European communities

Page: N.A

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Comparative Politics: Western Europe and the United States: foundations of comparative politics

Author: Howard J. Wiarda

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415330947

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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This collection reprints essential articles in the systematic study of all of the world's political systems. The pieces here focus on issues such as public opinion formation, interest group lobbying, political party activity, as well as the institutions of government, including executives, legislatures, and legal systems. br br The editors have also written an introductory volume explaining the history main approaches, and controversies in the field, covering the debates on formal-legalism, developmentalism, dependency theory, corporatism, rational choice, and much more.
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Morality Politics in Western Europe

Parties, Agendas and Policy Choices

Author: Isabelle Engeli,Christoffer Green-Pedersen,Lars Thorup Larsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137016698

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Why do some countries have 'Culture Wars' over morality issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage while other countries hardly experience any conflict? This book argues that morality issues only generate major conflicts in political systems with a significant conflict between religious and secular parties.
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Parliaments and Pressure Groups in Western Europe

Author: Philip Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135068186

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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Pressure groups are fundamental to pluralist societies. But what is the relationship between those groups and parliaments? This work explores the links between parliaments and pressure groups, assessing the extent and impact of the contact that occurs. Is pressure group activity beneficial to parliament? And what are the implications for the political system?
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Europa ja - aber welches?

Zur Verfassung der europäischen Demokratie

Author: Dieter Grimm

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406688705

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Die Europäische Union hat keinen Mangel an Kritik und Akzeptanzproblemen – doch die Ursachen werden häufig an der falschen Stelle gesucht. Während viele hoffen, dass sich durch eine Ausweitung der Kompetenzen des Europäischen Parlaments das Demokratiedefizit der Union beheben lässt, zeigt Dieter Grimm, warum diese Hoffnung trügt. In grundsätzlichen Erörterungen und Einzelstudien zeigt Grimm, einer der renommiertesten deutschen Rechtswissenschaftler, dass eine Ursache für die starken Akzeptanzprobleme meist übersehen wird, nämlich die Verselbständigung der exekutiven und judikativen Organe der EU (Kommission und Europäischer Gerichtshof) von den demokratischen Prozessen in den Mitgliedstaaten und der EU selbst, die ihre Wurzel wiederum in der vom Gerichtshof vorgenommenen „Konstitutionalisierung der Verträge“ hat. Er geht den Ursachen für diese problematische Entwicklung nach und bietet Vorschläge zu ihrer Korrektur an.
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The Logics and Politics of Post-WWII Migration to Western Europe

Author: Anthony M. Messina

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139463608

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Few phenomena have been more disruptive to West European politics and society than the accumulative experience of post-WWII immigration. Against this backdrop spring two questions: Why have the immigrant-receiving states historically permitted high levels of immigration? To what degree can the social and political fallout precipitated by immigration be politically managed? Utilizing evidence from a variety of sources, this study explores the links between immigration and the surge of popular support for anti-immigrant groups; its implications for state sovereignty; its elevation to the policy agenda of the European Union; and its domestic legacies. It argues that post-WWII migration is primarily an interest-driven phenomenon that has historically served the macroeconomic and political interests of the receiving countries. Moreover, it is the role of politics in adjudicating the claims presented by domestic economic actors, foreign policy commitments, and humanitarian norms that creates a permissive environment for significant migration to Western Europe.
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Environmental Management and Institutions in OECD Countries

Lessons from Experience

Author: Magda Lovei,Charles Weiss

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821342046

Category: Political Science

Page: 53

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As environmental protection is attracting increasing political attention and public support, many developing countries are designing and putting into practice environmental institutions. This study analyzes the experience of several OECD countries in order to identify factors that influence the role and success of environmental management; possible causes of the discrepancy between national environmental objectives and actual performance; and implications of lessons learned and recommendations for countries that are in the process of establishing or redesigning their environmental management systems.
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