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European Politics

Edited by Colin Hay and Anand Menon

January 2007

ISBN: 9780199284283

496 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

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Price: £42.99

This textbook blends an analysis of individual nation states with an examination of the critical issues that confront them all, and which are addressed comparatively. It takes account of both the national and transnational factors that affect and are affected by politics in Europe - notably European integration and globalisation.

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This textbook blends an analysis of individual nation states with an examination of the critical issues that confront them all, and which are addressed comparatively. It takes account of both the national and transnational factors that affect and are affected by politics in Europe - notably European integration and globalisation.

  • Provides significantly more comprehensive coverage than competing texts, allowing instructors to customise the text for any module no matter what the emphasis or perspective.
  • Assumes no background knowledge, making it accessible to first year students.
  • Carefully edited contributions from international experts, providing students with authoritative and accessible content.
  • Provides coverage of not only Western, but also Central and Eastern Europe, taking into account the enlargement of the European Union.
  • Excellent learning features throughout to support student learning, including readers guides, key points, questions, guide to further reading, web links, boxes, and a glossary.
  • Cutting-edge Online Resource Centre with an interactive map of Europe, Multiple Choice Questions, flashcard glossary and PowerPoint slides.
  • Two-colour text to aid navigation.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Colin Hay, Professor of Political Analysis at the University of Birmingham, and Anand Menon, Director of the European Research Institute and Professor of European Politics at the University of Birmingham

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Colin Hay & Anand Menon
    Part One: Politics in European States
    1:Germany, John Bendix
    2:France, Robert Elgie
    3:Italy, David Hine
    4:Britain, Ben Rosamond
    5:Scandinavia, Eric Einhorn & John Logue
    6:Belgium and the Netherlands, Stephen Wolinetz
    7:Spain and Portugal, Jonathan Hopkin
    8:Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, Nathalie Tocci
    9:Central and Eastern Europe, Tim Haughton
    Part Two: Political Dynamics in Contemporary Europe
    10:The European Integration Process, Desmond Dinan
    11:The Institutions of the European Union, Hussein Kassim
    12:European Parties and Party Systems, Robert Ladrech
    13:Social Change, Colin Crouch
    14:Executives, B. Guy Peters
    15:Courts, Lisa Conant
    Part Three: Public Policies of Europe
    16:Economic Management in the Eurozone, Grahame F Thompson
    17:Welfare Policy, Linda Hantrais
    18:Environmental Policy, Wyn Grant and Jane Feehan
    19:Migration Policy, Randall Hansen
    20:Competition and Industrial Policy, Lee McGowan
    Part Four: Europe in the Wider World
    21:European Union Enlargement, Ania Krok-Paszkowaka and Jan Zielonka
    22:External Economic Relations, Alasdair R. Young
    23:Transatlantic Relations, Jolyon Howorth
    24:Conclusion, Colin Hay and Anand Menon

Reviews

All of the chapters are well written by outstanding scholars, providing comprehensive but accessible coverage of the topic. The book is commendable reading for students and a useful didactic instrument for lecturers in the field of European studies. - Sorm Denca, University of Birmingham

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