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Jürg Steiner is professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Bern in Switzerland. He held a 2003-2004 chair position at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He is the winner of several teaching awards. His most recent publication is Foundation of Deliberative Democracy, Cambridge University Press, 2012. Currently, he works on the potential for deliberative politics in deeply divided societies. Steiner is a Swiss citizen who for 40 years divides his time between the United States and Switzerland.
Chapter 1. Becoming Modern in Europe and America: Different History, Different Politics
Chapter 2. Political Parties
Chapter 3. Parliaments: How They are Elected and How They Work
Chapter 4. Cabinet Formation and Heads of State
Chapter 5. Courts
Chapter 6. Federalism and Referendum
Chapter 7. Social Movements
Chapter 8. The State and Economic Interest Groups
Chapter 9. Policy Outcomes
Chapter 10. The End of the Cold War
Chapter 11. Transitions to Democracy
Chapter 12. Nationalism and Ethnic Movements
Chapter 13. Power Sharing in Deeply Divided Societies
Chapter 14. The European Union
Chapter 15. Globalization and European Democracies