Contemporary European Politics : A Comparative Introduction, Paperback / softback Book

Contemporary European Politics : A Comparative Introduction Paperback / softback


In this important new introductory textbook, Jose Magone provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to contemporary European politics.

The unification of the European continent since the Fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the collapse of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe has changed the nature of European politics.

This book seeks to address the new European politics that emerged out of this coming together of West and East.

Utilizing a pan-European comparative approach the book: covers key topics, with chapters on the history, theory, institutions, parties and party systems, interest groups, systems of interest intermediation and civil society, the impact of European public policy and the emergence of a European common and foreign policyprovides detailed comparisons of the national political systems across Europe, including Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkanscontextualises national politics in the growing importance of European integrationexamines the European Union multi-level governance system approach, highlighting relationships and interactions between the global, supranational, national, regional and local levelsanalyses the change from modern politics, in which the nation-state was still in command of domestic politics and its own borders, to postmodern politics in which de-territorialisation , de-nationalisation and internationalisation processes have transformed the national politics of European statesfacilitates learning through a wide range of pedagogical features, including chapter summaries, guides to further reading, questions for revision and extensive use of maps, figures, case studies and tables. Richly illustrated throughout, this work is an indispensable resource for all students and academics of European politics.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 656 pages, 147 Line drawings, black and white; 81 Tables, black and white; 147 Illustrations, black
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Politics & government
  • ISBN: 9780415418935

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