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The Politics of the New Europe

Atlantic to Urals, 1st Edition

By Ian Budge, Kenneth Newton

Routledge

428 pages

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A pioneering textbook which explains the dynamics of politics across Europe in the post-Cold war era. Comparing democratisation, transition to a market economy and increasing economic and political integration in the countries of central and eastern Europe with experiences in Scandinavia, and southern and western Europe, the book provides a wealth of information and analysis on the state of Europe at the end of a momentous century of European and World history.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I: THE NEW EUROPEAN ORDER

1. Security and peace

2. European Union and the European Union

3. The European state

4. States, territories and ethnonationalism: Variations on one, or two themes?

PART II: MEDIATING INTERNAL CONFLICTS

5. Support for democracy

6. Television, radio and press

7. Institutionalising interests

8. Environment and peace: a new politics of social movements?

9. The old politics of political parties

PART III: STEERING STATES

10. Building the institutional framework: electoral systems, party systems and presidents

11. Parties, parliaments and governments

12. Parties, governments and bureaucracies

13. Regions and localities: power-sharing with the periphery

14. Judges and courts: interpreting rules or making policy

PART IV: POLITICAL ECONOMY

15. Reshaping the welfate state

16. Managing the economy

PART V: THE FUTURE OF THE NEW EUROPE

17. Minorities and migrants: European dilemmas

18. Strategic choices for Europe

Author index

Subject Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL016000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General