17th Edition

Western Europe 2015

Edited By Europa Publications Copyright 2014
    920 Pages
    by Routledge

    The definitive survey of the countries and territories of Western Europe, comprising expert analysis and commentary, up-to-date economic and socio-political data and extensive directory information.

    New for 2015:

    • new essays examining energy security in Western Europe and mainstream parties and immigration, and fully revised essays on the European Union, the economies of the eurozone, the region’s defence policies, Western Europe and emerging economies, the environment, and parties of the populist right  

    • analysis of recent elections in the region, including Belgium and Sweden

    • details of cabinet reorganizations and new heads of state in the region

    General Survey

    Essays by leading experts on the area cover issues of regional importance.

    Country Surveys

    Individual chapters on each country, comprising:

    • an introductory survey, containing essays on the geography, history and economy of each country, including a chronology and map.
    • an extensive statistical survey of economic and demographic indicators, including area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, communications media and education.
    • a comprehensive directory of names and contact details covering the most significant political and commercial institutions.

    Regional Information

    • a directory of research institutes specializing in the region
    • bibliographies of books and periodicals covering the region.

    Part 1: General Survey  The European Union's 'Mid-Life Crisis' Julie Smith  The Crisis in the Eurozone David Lea  European Security and Defence Ben Tonra  Energy Security in Western Europe Robert E. Looney  Western Europe, the European Union and Emerging Economies Ana E. Juncos  Environmental Issues in Western Europe Adrian McDonald  Mainstream Parties and Immigration Pontus Odmalm  The Populist Radical Right in Western Europe Elisabeth Ivarsflaten and Froy Gudbrandsen  Part 2: Country Surveys  Sections on geography, history, chronology and economy, as well as statistical surveys, directories and bibliographies for each country.  Part 3: Regional Information  Research Institutes.  Select Bibliography (Books).  Select Bibliography (Periodicals).


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