European Politics Today

European Politics Today : The Democratic Experience

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Designed for courses in Comparative Government and European Governments, or European or Western European Politics, this complete survey of contemporary European politics examines the strengths and continuing challenges of democracy in Britain, France, Germany and Italy at the end of the 20th century. It offers an accurate insight into the new Europe emerging from the growth of the European more

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  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 184.9 x 243.1 x 27.4mm | 825.55g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130103756
  • 9780130103758

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION: THE TRIUMPH OF DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE? II. BRITAIN. 1. Social Change and Tradition in Britain. 2. British Citizens and Politics. 3. British Political Parties and Interest Groups. 4. British Policy Making. 5. Democracy in Britain. III. FRANCE. 6. France: The Historical and Social Background to Politics. 7. French Citizens and Politics. 8. French Political Parties and Interest Groups. 9. French Policy Making. 10. Democracy in France. IV. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY. 11. Democracy in a Hostile Setting? German History and Society. 12. Citizens and Politics in Germany. 13. German Political Parties and Interest Groups. 14. German Policy Making. 15. From "The German Problem" to "Model Germany"? V. ITALY. 16. The Background to Italian Politics. 17. Citizens and Politics in Italy. 18. Italian Political Parties and Interest Groups. 19. Italian Policy Making. 20. The Performance of the "Unstable" Italian Republic. VI. A NEW EUROPE? 21. European Unity: Building a New Europe. 22. European Union Institutions. 23. The European Union and "Agenda 2000". VII. CONCLUSION. more