9780205562053

European Politics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205562053

  • ISBN10:

    0205562051

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2/25/2011
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

European Politicssurveys the history, institutions, and issues that are essential for understanding contemporary European politics. #xA0; Exploring a central question-#x1C;What is Europe?#x1D;, this text#x19;s thematic approach helps students compare politics in individual countries and see the political big picture in the region. European Politicsexamines not only countries already in the European Union but also those eligible to join to give students the most comprehensive picture of Europe#x19;s evolution in a globalized world.

Author Biography

Paul Kubicek is Professor of Political Science at Oakland University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: What is Europe?

Chapter 2. Political and Economic Development in Western Europe

Chapter 3. The Development of the European Union

Chapter 4. Institutions and Policies of the European Union

Chapter 5. Parliaments and the Electoral System

Chapter 6. Executive Authority in Europe

Chapter 7. Legal Structures and Judicial Systems

Chapter 8. Political Parties and Elections

Chapter 9. Political Culture and Political Behavior

Chapter 10. Economic and Social Issues in Europe

Chapter 11. Security and Foreign Policy Issues

Chapter 12. The Politics of Culture and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Europe

Final Questions

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