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Politics in Europe

Eighth Edition

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European Politics

March 2024 | 872 pages | CQ Press
Politics in Europe introduces students to the power of the EU and seven political systems—the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, and Poland—while addressing key social and political issues including globalization, terrorism, immigration, gender, and religion. Packed with robust country descriptions from regional specialists, the Eighth Edition encourages critical thinking and meaningful cross-national comparisons.
 
Introduction
 
1. United Kingdom, by Christopher J. Carman and Alan Convery
 
1.1 The Context of British Politics in the United Kingdom
 
1.2 Where Is the Power in the United Kingdom?
 
1.3 Who Has the Power in the United Kingdom?
 
1.4 How Is Power Used in the United Kingdom?
 
1.5 What Is the Future of UK Politics?
 
2. France, by Michelle Hale Williams
 
2.1 The Context of French Politics
 
2.2 Where Is the Power in France?
 
2.3 Who Has the Power in France?
 
2.4 How Is Power Used in France?
 
2.5 What Is the Future of French Politics?
 
3. Germany, by David P. Conradt
 
3.1 The Context of German Politics
 
3.2 Where Is the Power in Germany?
 
3.3 Who Has the Power in Germany?
 
3.4 How Is Power Used in Germany?
 
3.5 What Is the Future of German Politics?
 
4. Italy, by Raffaella Y. Nanetti and Robert Leonardi
 
4.1 The Context of Italian Politics
 
4.2 Where Is the Power in Italy?
 
4.3 Who Has the Power in Italy?
 
4.4 How Is Power Used in Italy?
 
4.5 What Is the Future of Italian Politics?
 
5. Sweden, by Jan Teorell
 
5.1 The Context of Swedish Politics
 
5.2 Where Is the Power in Sweden?
 
5.3 Who Has the Power in Sweden?
 
5.4 How Is Power Used in Sweden?
 
5.5 What Is the Future of Swedish Politics?
 
6. Poland
 
6.1 The Context of Polish Politics
 
6.2 Where Is the Power in Poland?
 
6.3 Who Has the Power in Poland?
 
6.4 How Is Power Used in Poland?
 
6.5 What Is the Future of Polish Politics?
 
7. Russia
 
7.1 The Context of Russian Politics
 
7.2 Where Is the Power in Russia?
 
7.3 Who Has the Power in Russia?
 
7.4 How Is Power Used in Russia?
 
7.5 What Is the Future of Russian Politics?
 
8. European Union Politics
 
8.1 The Context of European Union Politics
 
8.2 Where Is the Power in the EU?
 
8.3 Who Has the Power in the EU?
 
8.4 How Is Power Used in the EU?
 
8.5 What Is the Future of EU Politics?

"It is a well-written text, with rich historical detail and a good division of history-structure-politics-society in each chapter."

Johan Eliasson
East Stroudsburg University

"I appreciate the number of countries that are covered in the text as it gives students a good sense of the variety of types of political systems within Western Europe."

Debra Holzhauer
Southeast Missouri State University

M. Donald Hancock

M. Donald Hancock is professor emeritus of political science at Vanderbilt University. He has previously taught at Columbia University, the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, and the universities of Bielefeld and Mannheim in Germany. Hancock is the founding director of two centers for European Studies—the first at UT Austin and the second, founded in 1981, at Vanderbilt. The latter is now designated the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies (which Hancock has also served as associate director for outreach activities). He is the coauthor (with Henry Krisch) of Politics in Germany (2009), and co-editor and coauthor of Transitions... More About Author

Michelle Hale Williams

Marjorie Castle

Marjorie Castle is associate professor (lecturer) in political science at the University of Utah. She is the author of two books on Polish politics: Triggering Communism's Collapse: Perceptions and Power in Poland's Transition (2003) and Democracy in Poland (2002), coauthored with Ray Taras. More About Author

Christopher J. Carman

Christopher J. Carman is the John Anderson Senior Research Lecturer in politics at the University of Strathclyde. He previously taught at Glasgow, Pittsburgh, and Rice Universities. His research specializes in the behavioral and institutional aspects of political representation. He is a co-author of Elections and Voters in Britain (2011), with David Denver and Robert Johns, and Of Conscience and Constituents: Religiosity and the Political Psychology of Representation in America (2011) with David Barker. He has also published a variety of articles on British, Scottish and American politics as well as conducted evaluations of the Scotland’s... More About Author

David P. Conradt

David P. Conradt has been a professor of political science at East Carolina University since 1993. From 1968 to 1993 he was at the University of Florida (Gainesville). He has also held joint appointments at universities in Konstanz, Mannheim, Cologne, and Dresden. Among his recent publications are The German Polity (Tenth Edition); A Precarious Victory: Schr?der and the German Elections of 2002 (2005); and Power Shift in Germany: The 1998 Election and the End of the Kohl Era (2000). He has also published a variety of articles and monographs on German political culture, parties, and elections, including ‘‘The Shrinking Elephants: The 2009... More About Author

Alan Convery

Robert Leonardi

Since 2010 he has been Visiting Professor in the School of Government at the LUISS University in Rome and teaches in the field of European public policy. Previously he was a member of the European Institute at the London School of Economics (1991-2010) and held the position of Director General in the Regional Government of Sicily (2008.2009) responsible for the Structural Funds and extra-regional affairs. He has served as a founding member and past president of the Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society and is a current member of the British Academy of the Social Sciences. More About Author

Raffaella Yvonne Nanetti

Raffaella Y. Nanetti is professor of urban planning and policy (UPP) in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago, having served as the UPP director in the 1990s at the time of the creation of the new College. She was a member, with Robert D. Putnam and Robert Leonardi, of the study team that carried out the twenty-year longitudinal study of Italian regional and local institutions from which the concept of “social capital” was empirically derived (Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy, 1992). Since the mid-1990s she has worked on the application of the concept of social capital to... More About Author

Jan Teorell

Sofia Tipaldou

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