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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Developments in European Politics 2

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230221871
Publication Date August 2011
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

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.

ERIK JONES is Professor of European Studies, SAIS Bologna Centre, The Johns Hopkins University, Italy.
 
PAUL M. HEYWOOD is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics, University of Nottingham, UK.

MARTIN RHODES is Professor of Comparative Political Economy, University of Denver, Colorado, USA. He was previously Professor of Public Policy at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

ULRICH SEDELMEIER is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He was previously Associate Professor of International Relations and European Studies, Central European University, Hungary, and Marie Curie Fellow, European University Institute, Italy.

Introduction: Developments in European Politics; The Editors
Globalization and Interdependence; E.Jones
The Differential Impact of the European Union on European Politics; U.Sedelmeier
Government and Governance in Europe; R.Eising & T.Poguntke
Political Parties, Representation and Politics in Contemporary Europe; P.Webb
Elections and Electoral Systems; J.Hopkin
Political Activism; P.Norris
Cities, Regions and the New Territorial Politics; R.Pasquier
Culture versus Institutions: Social Capital, Trust and Corruption; P.Heywood & C.Wood
Varieties of European Capitalism and their Transformation; B.Hancké
Welfare States in Trouble: Policy Reform in a Period of Crisis; E.Gualmini & M.Rhodes
Religion-Related Issues in European Politics and Law; J.T.S.Madeley
European Immigration Policies: Between Stemming and Soliciting Still; C.Joppke
Resource Politics: The Rapidly Shifting European Energy Policy Agenda; C.Egenhofer & A.Behrens
The Foreign Policies of Europe and its States; R.Whitman & E.J.Stewart
'Old' and 'New' European Counter-Terrorism; A.Spencer.

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Review of Developments in West European Politics 2'[A]n excellent volume...not only for undergraduates following courses in European politics, but also for their teachers.' - M.Goldsmith, Government and Policy'[A] useful synthesis of current research in the area of European politics…contain[ing] some high quality contributions of an impressive group of contributors.' - Jeannette Mak, Acta Politica
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