Catalogue


European politics today /
editors Gabriel A. Almond ... [et al.].
edition
3rd ed.
imprint
New York : Longman, c2006.
description
xii, 516 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0321236521
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Book
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imprint
New York : Longman, c2006.
isbn
0321236521
catalogue key
6008673
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Short Annotation
The first truly pan-European survey of contemporary European politics that includes nations from both Western and Eastern Europe as well as a separate chapter on the European Union, European Politics Today continues to offer the most current scholarship available.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Written by foremost scholars in the field, this text examines questions about the foundations and processes of democratic government, and then compares the experiences of seven nations in Western and Eastern Europe.
Long Description
The first truly pan-European survey of contemporary European politics that includes nations from both Western and Eastern Europe as well as a separate chapter on the European Union, "European Politics Today" continues to offer the most current scholarship available.
Main Description
The first truly pan-European survey of contemporary European politics that includes nations from both Western and Eastern Europeas well as a separate chapter on the European Union,European Politics Todaycontinues to offer the most current scholarship available.
Main Description
The first truly pan-European survey of contemporary European politics that includes nations from both Western and Eastern Europe as well as a separate chapter on the European Union, European Politics Todaycontinues to offer the most current scholarship available.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
The European Contextp. 1
The Purpose and Organization of This Bookp. 2
The Emergence of Today's Europep. 3
European Integrationp. 7
Describing Europe: Large and Small Countriesp. 8
Describing Europe: Rich and Poor Countriesp. 10
Social Development and Welfare in Europep. 11
Development, Modernization, and Democracyp. 12
Ethnic and Religious Conflict in Europep. 15
Further Democratization?p. 19
Democratic Political Culture and Political Actionp. 23
The Cultural Foundations of Democracyp. 24
The Levels of a Political Culturep. 26
Participation and Democracyp. 35
The Public and Democracyp. 41
European Interest Groups and Partiesp. 46
The Types of Interest Groupsp. 46
Interest Group Systemsp. 48
Parties and Party Competitionp. 51
Government and Public Policyp. 62
Constitutional Organization: Rules for Making Rulesp. 63
Separation of Government Powersp. 63
Limiting and Dispersing Policymaking Powerp. 71
Constitutional Organization: Electoral Rulesp. 72
Government Formation and Policymakingp. 76
Democratic Policies and Welfare in Europep. 78
The Rule of Law, Corruption, and Democracyp. 79
Introducing and Sustaining Democracyp. 80
The Established Democraciesp. 84
Politics in Englandp. 84
Current Policy Challengesp. 86
The Constraints of Historyp. 87
The Environment of Politicsp. 90
The Structure of Governmentp. 95
Political Culture and Legitimacyp. 104
Political Socializationp. 108
Political Participation and Recruitmentp. 111
Organizing Group Interestsp. 115
Party System and Electoral Choicep. 118
Central Authority and Decentralized Delivery of Government Policiesp. 122
Policy Outcomes and Changes in Societyp. 129
Politics in Francep. 134
Current Policy Challengesp. 136
A Historical Perspectivep. 137
Economy and Societyp. 137
Constitution and Governmental Structurep. 139
Political Culturep. 143
Political Socializationp. 147
Recruitment and Style of Elitesp. 151
Interest Groupsp. 153
Political Partiesp. 158
Political Parties and Patterns of Votingp. 168
Policy Processesp. 172
The State and Territorial Relationsp. 178
Performance and Prospectsp. 181
Politics in Germanyp. 190
Current Policy Challengesp. 192
The Historical Legacyp. 194
Following Two Pathsp. 196
Social Forcesp. 199
The Institutions and Structure of Governmentp. 202
Remaking Political Culturesp. 207
Political Learning and Political Communicationp. 211
Citizen Participationp. 214
Politics at the Elite Levelp. 216
Interest Groupsp. 217
The Party Systemp. 221
The Electoral Systemp. 227
The Policy Processp. 230
Policy Performancep. 234
Addressing the Policy Challengesp. 238
After the Revolutionp. 241
Politics in Spainp. 246
Current Policy Challengesp. 247
The Historical Legacyp. 248
Democracy and Spain's Historical Cleavagesp. 250
Resolving the Center-Periphery Cleavagep. 252
Structure and Process of the Political Systemp. 253
Spanish Political Culturep. 264
Political Socializationp. 266
Interest Groupsp. 268
Electoral Competition in Spainp. 273
Policy Performance and Outcomesp. 285
The Peaceful Disappearance of the Two Spainsp. 296
Democratic Transitionsp. 300
Politics in Russiap. 300
Rebuilding Russiap. 301
Current Policy Challengesp. 302
Historical Legaciesp. 304
The Contemporary Constitutional Orderp. 308
Russian Political Culture in the Post-Soviet Periodp. 318
Political Participationp. 322
Interest Articulation: Between Statism to Pluralismp. 325
Parties and the Aggregation of Interestsp. 330
The Politics of Economic Reformp. 336
Rule Adjudication: Toward the Rule of Lawp. 340
Russia and the International Communityp. 344
Politics in Polandp. 350
Current Policy Challengesp. 352
The Making of Modern Polandp. 353
Structure of the Political Systemp. 360
Political Culturep. 366
Political Socializationp. 370
Political Participationp. 374
Leadership Recruitmentp. 376
Interest Groupsp. 376
The Party Systemp. 382
The Policymaking Processp. 389
Policy Outcomesp. 391
Conclusionp. 397
Politics in Hungaryp. 402
Current Policy Challengesp. 405
Contested Readings of the Hungarian Historical Storyp. 408
Social Forces in Transitionp. 415
The New Democratic Structuresp. 417
A Democratic Political Culture in the Making?p. 422
Political Socializationp. 425
Elite Level Politicsp. 431
Interest Groups in Transitionp. 432
New Politics Groupsp. 436
Democratic Elections and the Emerging Party Systemp. 436
Policy Process and Performancep. 448
Paying the Price of Negotiated Revolution?p. 451
The International Dimensionp. 457
Politics in the European Unionp. 457
Why "Europe"?p. 458
Historical Originsp. 459
The Institutionsp. 471
National Governments as Actorsp. 480
Political Partiesp. 481
Interest Groupsp. 485
Public Opinion-Does It Matter?p. 486
The Policymaking Processp. 490
External Relationsp. 496
Entanglement of the "National" and the "European"p. 496
Policy Performancep. 498
Policy Challengesp. 501
A Guide to Comparing Nationsp. 510
Indexp. 511
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