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

PAPERBACK BY BALE, TIM

£34.99

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

DESCRIPTION

A fully revised fourth edition of a popular introduction to the comparative politics of Europe, written by a highly respected authority on the subject. This lively and thematically organised text 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 European affairs are increasingly breaking down. Covering a wide array of countries it is a concise yet comprehensive overview of 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, this is the ideal place for students to begin and to deepen their understanding of Europe's politics. It can be adapted as a standalone text on modules on Comparative European Politics and will be of use as a key reading on undergraduate courses on Comparative Politics more broadly, as well as European Union Politics.

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.