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West European Politics


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West European Politics has established itself as the foremost journal for the comparative analysis of European political institutions, politics and public policy. Its comprehensive scope, which includes the European Union, makes it essential reading for both academics and political practitioners. The books in this series have originated from special issues published by West European Politics.

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Conflict Mobilisation or Problem-Solving? Issue Competition in Western Europe

Conflict Mobilisation or Problem-Solving?: Issue Competition in Western Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Lorenzo De Sio, Romain Lachat
May 19, 2021

In the aftermath of disruptive electoral and political developments such as the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald Trump, six important European countries went to the polls between 2017 and 2018. This book presents the results of the Issue Competition Comparative Project (ICCP), which ...

Bricks in the Wall The Politics of Housing in Europe

Bricks in the Wall: The Politics of Housing in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Alison Johnston, Paulette Kurzer
March 31, 2021

This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of how politics shape housing markets and vice-versa. It demonstrates how housing impacts a variety of social and political phenomenon including populist politics, generational divides, wealth inequality, monetary policy, and the welfare state. Housing ...

Varieties of Populism in Europe in Times of Crises

Varieties of Populism in Europe in Times of Crises

1st Edition

Edited By Manuela Caiani, Paolo Graziano
March 26, 2021

Populism is booming across all the nuances of the political spectrum. It occupies relevant positions in national parliaments, in governmental coalitions with mainstream parties or as successful challengers of the political status quo. This volume sheds new light on the topic from different ...

Collective Securitisation and Security Governance in the European Union

Collective Securitisation and Security Governance in the European Union

1st Edition

Edited By Sonia Lucarelli, James Sperling, Mark Webber
November 12, 2019

Collective Securitisation and Security Governance in the European Union presents an integrated theory of collective securitisation – a theoretical foundation for explaining how the process of collective securitisation sustains and makes effective an identifiable system of regional security ...

Secrecy in European Politics

Secrecy in European Politics

1st Edition

Edited By Berthold Rittberger, Klaus H. Goetz
December 04, 2018

Secrecy is a prevalent feature of politics within and among liberal democratic states, as well as in the relations between states and international organisations. However, surprisingly little research in political science has explored the effects of secrecy on policy making; the evolution of the ...

Democratic Representation in Multi-level Systems The Vices and Virtues of Regionalisation

Democratic Representation in Multi-level Systems: The Vices and Virtues of Regionalisation

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Däubler, Jochen Müller, Christian Stecker
May 08, 2019

This comprehensive volume studies the vices and virtues of regionalisation in comparative perspective, including countries such as Belgium, Germany, Spain, and the UK, and discusses conditions that might facilitate or hamper responsiveness in regional democracies. It follows the entire chain of ...

National Interest Organizations in the EU Multilevel System

National Interest Organizations in the EU Multilevel System

1st Edition

Edited By Rainer Eising, Daniel Rasch, Patrycja Rozbicka
November 13, 2018

Political scientists have always accorded interest organizations a prominent place in European Union (EU) policy-making because they connect the EU institutions to citizens, provide important information to EU policy-makers, and control resources that impact on the problem-solving capacity of EU ...

The Politics of Supranational Banking Supervision in Europe

The Politics of Supranational Banking Supervision in Europe

1st Edition

Edited By David Howarth, Huw Macartney
December 12, 2017

Europe’s sovereign debt crisis and the accompanying national bank crises in the European Union brought bank regulation and supervision to the top of the EU policy agenda. In a few short years, we have witnessed a ‘great leap forward’ for European integration marked by over a dozen pieces of EU ...

Europe's Union in Crisis Tested and Contested

Europe's Union in Crisis: Tested and Contested

1st Edition

Edited By Brigid Laffan
January 31, 2019

The European Union faces a set of inter-related crises that it struggles to contain and address. By exploring how the EU responds to crises and conflict, this volume addresses both its resilience and vulnerability. The EU faces significant challenges: European integration is increasingly ...

The Differentiated Politicisation of European Governance

The Differentiated Politicisation of European Governance

1st Edition

Edited By Pieter de Wilde, Anna Leupold, Henning Schmidtke
January 08, 2019

This book on the differentiated politicisation of European governance provides an overview of research on the growing salience of EU governance, polarisation of opinion and expansion of actors and audiences engaged in monitoring and influencing EU affairs in the national context. The contributors ...

Challenging Executive Dominance Legislatures and Foreign Affairs

Challenging Executive Dominance: Legislatures and Foreign Affairs

1st Edition

Edited By Tapio Raunio, Wolfgang Wagner
October 24, 2017

Bringing together scholars from Europe and North America, this book examines the engagement of legislatures across the world in foreign and security policy. The articles are specifically chosen to cover the whole range of foreign affairs questions from crisis management and military missions, arms ...

Electoral Rules and Electoral Behaviour The Scope of Effects

Electoral Rules and Electoral Behaviour: The Scope of Effects

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth Dassonneville, Marc Hooghe, Michael S. Lewis-Beck
December 14, 2017

Across representative democracies, there is a strong variation in the rules that govern the electoral process. A classic insight in political science is that these rules, e.g., the presence of a majoritarian or a proportional system have a profound effect on the way a democracy functions. We know ...

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