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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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Understanding Electoral Reform

Understanding Electoral Reform

1st Edition

Edited By Reuven Y. Hazan, Monique Leyenaar
August 23, 2018

The field of elections and electoral systems, and particularly electoral reform, has exhibited tremendous growth and cross-national appeal over the last two decades. However, beyond an increased knowledge of voting rules and their consequences for political representation, little attention has been...

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, 2018

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 ...

After Lisbon: National Parliaments in the European Union

After Lisbon: National Parliaments in the European Union

1st Edition

Edited By Katrin Auel, Thomas Christiansen
June 16, 2017

The role of national parliaments in EU matters has become an important subject in the debate over the democratic legitimacy of European Union decision-making. Strengthening parliamentary scrutiny and participation rights at both the domestic and the European level is often seen as an effective ...

Decision making in the EU before and after the Lisbon Treaty

Decision making in the EU before and after the Lisbon Treaty

1st Edition

Edited By Madeleine Hosli, Amie Kreppel, Bĕla Plechanovová, Amy Verdun
May 24, 2017

This book aims to assess what the changes of the Treaty of Lisbon envisaged and whether these ambitions have materialised since the Treaty entered into force. It offers analyses of the past, as well as what might be the future (because some provisions will only enter into effect in the years to ...

Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crises Re-established Boundaries of Welfare?

Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crises: Re-established Boundaries of Welfare?

1st Edition

Edited By Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen, Hans Vollaard
May 31, 2017

While the EU legitimacy crisis and the Great Recession prevail, certain European Union principles and policies have to be implemented in the member states. This volume explores the diverse processes, stages and subjects of implementation in a variety of social policies to identify different ...

The Role of Parties in Twenty-First Century Politics Responsive and Responsible?

The Role of Parties in Twenty-First Century Politics: Responsive and Responsible?

1st Edition

Edited By Luciano Bardi, Stefano Bartolini, Alexander H. Trechsel
December 05, 2014

For a long time analyses of political parties were framed within the usual context of democracy and of the historical transformation of the forms of democratic government. More recently several authors, among which eminently Peter Mair, progressively began to question the relationship between the ...

Party Politics and Democracy in Europe Essays in honour of Peter Mair

Party Politics and Democracy in Europe: Essays in honour of Peter Mair

1st Edition

Edited By Ferdinand Muller-Rommel, Fernando Casal Bértoa
June 30, 2017

This edited collection, in honour of the late political scientist Peter Mair, contains original chapters that are directly linked to his theoretical and/or methodological ideas and approaches. Peter Mair demonstrated that political parties have traditionally been central actors in European ...

Dynamics of Change in the European Union

Dynamics of Change in the European Union

1st Edition

Edited By Daniel Naurin, Anne Rasmussen
May 24, 2017

Agreements concerning inter-institutional rules in the treaties of the European Union often give rise to reactions and processes of adaptation within the EU institutions. Recent literature on EU legislative politics has increasingly examined decision-making within the EU institutions, but has ...

France’s Political Institutions at 50

France’s Political Institutions at 50

1st Edition

Edited By Emiliano Grossman, Nicolas Sauger
August 03, 2016

Fifty years after the creation of the Fifth Republic, French politics is undergoing profound changes. The election of Nicolas Sarkozy has announced a general review of the French political system. A special committee – the comité constitutionnel – is currently drafting a catalogue of ...

Italy - A Contested Polity

Italy - A Contested Polity

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Bull, Martin Rhodes
August 03, 2016

Despite the promise of the new "Second Republic" launched in the early 1990s, Italy remains Europe’s least well-governed country. Fifteen years ago, politicians on the take and mafiosi on the make were supposedly pushed aside by a new generation of reformers and crusading magistrates. However, in ...

Immigration Policy in Europe The Politics of Control

Immigration Policy in Europe: The Politics of Control

1st Edition

Edited By Virginie Guiraudon, Gallya Lahav
February 29, 2016

Previously published as a special issue of West European Politics, this edited volume evaluates the extent to which a policy gap between inputs and outcomes exists with regard to immigration control. In exploring an expanded migration policy-field which includes the extreme right, the media and ...

Towards A New Executive Order In Europe?

Towards A New Executive Order In Europe?

1st Edition

Edited By Deirdre Curtin, Morten Egeberg
August 12, 2015

The executive branch of government in Europe is being gradually transformed in several significant respects. First, executive power has been continuously strengthened at the EU level in the form of the European Commission, EU-level agencies and diplomatic and military staff in the Union Council ...

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