1st Edition

The Green Challenge The Development of Green Parties in Europe

Edited By Dick Richardson, Chris Rootes Copyright 1995
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Green Challenge is an up-to-date and comprehensive account of the development of Green parties in Western Europe, and includes an account of the development since 1989 of an East European Green movement.
    Blending theory and empirical analysis, the book contains chapters on each of the main western European cases and on a number of other less-studied ones. These are designed to demonstrate the shifting balance of party-political competition the factor the authors believe most strongly influences the fortunes of the Greens.
    The editors also integrate a valuable analysis of the environmentally-degraded Czech Republic, where the Green parties' lack of electoral success has puzzled many observers.

    Introduction 1.The Green Challenge, Dick Richardson 2.Germany, E. Gene Frnakland 3. France, Alastair Cole and Brian Doherty 4.Britain, Chris Rootes 5.Belgium, Benoit Rihoux 6.The Netherlands, Gerrit Voerman 7.Sweden, Martin Bennulf 8.Switzerland, Clive H. Church 9.Italy, Martin Rhodes 10.Greece, Nicolas Demertzis 11.Czechoslovakia, Petr Jehlicka and Tomas Kostalecky 12.Environmentalism and Political Competition in the origins and Development of European Green Parties, Chris Rootes


    Dick Richardson, Chris Rootes

    `I have been looking forward to The Green Challenge for some time... Richardson and Rootes have helpfully sandwiched chapters about Germany, France, Britain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Greece and Czechoslovakia, with a look at Green party philosophy and programmatic development and an overview of the formation and development of Green parties... readable and uncluttered.' - Sarah Parkin, Resurgence