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Routledge Handbook of European Politics

Edited by: José M. Magone

Print publication date:  January  2015
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415626750
eBook ISBN: 9781315755830
Adobe ISBN: 9781317628361

10.4324/9781315755830
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Since the Treaty of the European Union was ratified in 1993, the European Union has become an important factor in an ever-increasing number of regimes of pooled sovereignty. This Handbook seeks to present a valuable guide to this new and unique system in the twenty-first century, allowing readers to obtain a better understanding of the emerging multilevel European governance system that links national polities to Europe and the global community.

Adopting a pan-European approach, this Handbook brings together the work of leading international academics to cover a wide range of topics such as:

  • the historical and theoretical background
  • the political systems and institutions of both the EU and its individual member nations
  • political parties and party systems
  • political elites
  • civil society and social movements in European politics
  • the political economy of Europe
  • public administration and policy-making
  • external policies of the EU.

This is an invaluable and comprehensive resource for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners of the European Union, European politics and comparative politics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The legacy of Stein Rokkan for European polities Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The theological and secular dimensions of the modern state Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Contemporary European liberalism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  A historical interpretation of the process of European integration  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The fall of the Berlin Wall and European politics Download PDF
Chapter  7:  ‘Fortress Europe’ Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Americanization of the European legal space Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Multilevel governance in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The EU as a citizens’ joint venture Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The political system of the European Union Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Council of the European Union and the European Council Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The European Commission after the reform Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The European Parliament Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The European Courts Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Democracy in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Governments in European politics Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Heads of state in European politics Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Continuity and change in parliamentarianism in twenty-first century European politics Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Executive–legislative relations in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Europeanization of national parliaments Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Judicial politics in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Local and regional democracy in European politics Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The development of political elites in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The development of parliamentary representation in post-1990 Europe Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Selection and de-selection of ministers Download PDF
Chapter  27:  European political parties Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Party system change in Western Europe Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Parties and party systems in Central and Eastern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Electoral and party systems in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Party patronage Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Europeanization of national politics Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Outside their comfort zone? Download PDF
Chapter  34:  National and European patterns of public administration and governance Download PDF
Chapter  35:  European welfare states in motion Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Political corruption in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The national coordination of EU policy  Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Patterns of policy-making in European politics and the EU’s joint-decision trap Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Integration among unequals Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The transformation of the Single European Market Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Political Economic and Monetary Union Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Social pacts and changing systems of interest intermediation in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Interest groups and patterns of lobbying in Brussels Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Immigration policy-making in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Associations and associational involvement in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Gender and European politics Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Contentious politics in the EU Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Theories and myths of European foreign policy Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Towards a common foreign and security policy Download PDF
Chapter  50:  The world society turn in European Studies Download PDF
Annotated_bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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