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European Politics (4th Edition)

A Comparative Introduction

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 454
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Comparative Government and Politics

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A fully revised fourth edition of a popular introduction to the comparative politics of Europe, written by a highly respected authority on the subject. This lively and thematically organised text provides an accessible guide...

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A fully revised fourth edition of a popular introduction to the comparative politics of Europe, written by a highly respected authority on the subject. This lively and thematically organised text provides an accessible guide to the institutions and the issues that matter in a continent where the boundaries between East and West, and between domestic and European affairs are increasingly breaking down. Covering a wide array of countries it is a concise yet comprehensive overview of one of the world's most important and fascinating regions.

Written in an approachable style and packed with up-to-date, real-world examples and information, this is the ideal place for students to begin and to deepen their understanding of Europe’s politics. It can be adapted as a standalone text on modules on Comparative European Politics and will be of use as a key reading on undergraduate courses on Comparative Politics more broadly, as well as European Union Politics.

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  • A fully updated and revised fourth edition of a highly acclaimed textbook, written by an authority in the field of European politics
  • Packed with visual material, including figures, tables and boxes and features such as double page country profiles, Debate and Key Point boxes, and Further Reading, Web Links and Discussion Questions
  • Thematically organised to provide systematic coverage of the whole of Europe, with a range of representative case study countries analysed throughout
  • Companion Website available at https://he.palgrave.com/companion/Bale-European-Politics-4e provides links, questions and answers, chapter notes, videos and update material

  • Updated throughout to provide coverage of developments such as the Eurozone crisis, the growth of left and right-wing populism, the rise of nationalism and Europe's on-going immigration challenge
  • Includes a short concluding chapter, rounding up and considering the future of the book's core themes of Europeanization and multilevel governance
  • Additional country profiles on Croatia and Greece to ensure representative treatment of the key countries in Europe today

1. Introduction
2. The End of the Nation State?
3. From Government to Governance
4. Governments and Parliaments
5. Parties
6. Elections, Voting and Referendums
7. The Media
8. Participation and Pressure Politics
9. Politics over Markets
10. Not Wanted but Needed
11. Protecting and Promoting
The companion website provides free resources to complement the text, including:
  • Flashcards
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Videos
This timely volume offers a lively and engaging take on European politics. Bale provides clear and cogent analysis of the changing nature of politics within and among European states. The perfect starting point for those seeking to understand contemporary Europe. (Julie Smith, University of Cambridge, UK)Bale provides the perfect companion for navigating the fast-changing landscape of contemporary European politics. The book combines oodles of information with clear explanations of the latest political science analysis of the main trends and phenomena.  A must-read for students and researchers of modern Europe. (Simon Hix, London School of Economics, UK)
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Tim Bale is Chair in Politics, Queen Mary University of London, UK. He has published widely on European and British politics. 

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Tim Bale is Chair in Politics, Queen Mary University of London, UK. He has published widely on European and British politics. 

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