The Politics of the New Europe

The Politics of the New Europe : Atlantic to Urals

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A pioneering textbook which explains the dynamics of politics across Europe in the post-Cold war era. Comparing democratisation, transition to a market economy and increasing economic and political integration in the countries of central and eastern Europe with experiences in Scandinavia, and southern and western Europe, the book provides a wealth of information and analysis on the state of Europe at the end of a momentous century of European and World history.show more

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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 189 x 246mm | 929g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138836516
  • 9781138836518

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Introduction PART I: THE NEW EUROPEAN ORDER 1. Security and peace 2. European Union and the European Union 3. The European state 4. States, territories and ethnonationalism: Variations on one, or two themes? PART II: MEDIATING INTERNAL CONFLICTS 5. Support for democracy 6. Television, radio and press 7. Institutionalising interests 8. Environment and peace: a new politics of social movements? 9. The old politics of political parties PART III: STEERING STATES 10. Building the institutional framework: electoral systems, party systems and presidents 11. Parties, parliaments and governments 12. Parties, governments and bureaucracies 13. Regions and localities: power-sharing with the periphery 14. Judges and courts: interpreting rules or making policy PART IV: POLITICAL ECONOMY 15. Reshaping the welfate state 16. Managing the economy PART V: THE FUTURE OF THE NEW EUROPE 17. Minorities and migrants: European dilemmas 18. Strategic choices for Europe Author index Subject Indexshow more

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