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European Politics: A Comparative Introduction
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EUROPEAN POLITICS: A COMPARATIVE INTRODUCTION

PAPERBACK BY BALE, TIM

£32.99

ISBN
9781137581334
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE
 
 
EDITION
4TH ED. 2017
PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
454 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
28 APR 2017

DESCRIPTION

This is a fully updated and revised fourth edition of the highly acclaimed textbook, European Politics A lively and thematically organized introduction to the governance and politics of Europe, the book provides an accessible guide to the institutions and the issues that matter in a continent where the boundaries between East and West, and between domestic and EU affairs are breaking down. Covering, but by no means confining itself to a common core of countries (Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, Greece, Poland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Sweden), it is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to one of the world's most important and fascinating regions. Written in an approachable style and packed with up-to-date, real-world examples and information, it is an ideal place both to begin and to deepen your understanding of European politics. The text is supported by a range of features, including: * Double page profiles of individual countries, which provide insight into the politics of a range of European states * Debate boxes which compare the pros and cons of contested issues * Key Point boxes which help to reinforce learning and aid revision * Further Reading, Web Links and Discussion Questions to help you think about taking further steps in your study of European politics Chapters in this edition have been expanded to deal with the new economic and political realities of life in Europe, including the implications of Britain's historic decision in 2016 to leave the European Union. Furthermore, the book is supported by a new accompanying website which includes features to help guide learning, including multiple choice questions for students to test their knowledge, an internet guide to European politics and individual chapter resources.

CONTENTS

Introduction.- 1. Europe: A Continent in the Making.- 2. The End of the Nation State?.- 3. From Government to Governance: Running the State, Making Policy, and Policing the Constitution.- 4. Governments and Parliaments: A Long Way from Equality.- 5. Parties: How the Past Affects the Present, and An Uncertain Future.- 6. Elections, Voting and Referendums: Systems, Turnout, Preferences and Unpredictability.- 7. The Media: Player and Recorder.- 8. Participation and Pressure Politics: Civil Society, Organised Interests and Social Movements.- 9. Politics Over Markets: Does Politics - and Left and Right - Still Matter?.- 10. Not Wanted but Needed: Migrants and Minorities.- 11. Protecting and Promoting: Europe's International Politics.