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Macmillan Higher Education

European Politics (4th Edition)

A Comparative Introduction

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Palgrave

Pages: 454
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Comparative Government and Politics

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Hardcover - 9781137581341

12 April 2017

$119.00

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Paperback - 9781137581334

28 April 2017

$49.99

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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

Introduction
1. Europe: A Continent in the Making
2. The End of the Nation State?
3. From Government to Governance: Running the State, Making Policy, and Policing the Constitution
4. Governments and Parliaments: A Long Way from Equality
5. Parties: How the Past Affects the Present, and An Uncertain Future
6. Elections, Voting and Referendums: Systems, Turnout, Preferences and Unpredictability
7. The Media: Player and Recorder
8. Participation and Pressure Politics: Civil Society, Organised Interests and Social Movements
9. Politics Over Markets: Does Politics – and Left and Right – Still Matter?
10. Not Wanted but Needed: Migrants and Minorities
11. Protecting and Promoting: Europe's International Politics.

The companion website provides free resources to complement the text, including:
  • key links
  • Q & A's
  • chapter notes
  • videos
  • updated material
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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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