Published in 1997, This book offers an up-to-date guide to the Green parties of Western Europe as the optimism of the 1980s confronts the ‘Green fatigue’ of the 1990s. The approach is both thematic and comparative. Green politics in Europe is located in its historical and cultural context. There is a comparative analysis of the principal ideological questions , policy issues and strategic dilemmas that have confronted the European Greens. There are national profiles of Green politics throughout the European Union. The conclusion addresses the critical issue of political change in post industrial societies. It discusses the contribution of Green parties to the ‘New Politics’ and assesses their likely impact on post-modern politics
Table of Contents
1. The Dynamics of Green Party Politics in Contemporary Western Europe. 2. Die Grunen in German. 3. Green Parties in Benelux. 4. Alternativists and Alternatives: Green Party Politics in Alpine Europe. 5. Les Verts in France. 6. Green Lists and Federations in Mediterranean Europe. 7. The Iberian Verdes. 8. The Green Party in the United Kingdom. 9. Comhaontas Glas in Ireland. 10. The Green Association and the Mijopartieten of Scandinavia. 11. New Politics for Old? An Overview of a Changing Political Landscape. 12. Party System in Western Europe: Persistence, Adaptation of Radical Change?