Western Europe 2018
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.
Essays by leading experts on the area cover issues of regional importance.
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.
a directory of research institutes specializing in the region
bibliographies of books and periodicals covering the region.
Table of Contents
PART ONE General Survey
The European Union: Future Uncertain
Western Europe, the European Union and the Eurozone: Economic Perspectives
European Foreign and Security Policy
European Union Trade Policy: Recent Developments and Future Prospects
ROBERT E. LOONEY
Europe and the Migration Crisis
Populism in Western Europe
Islam and Western Europe
REEM AHMED and DANIELA PISOIU
PART TWO Country Surveys
Sections on geography, history, chronology and economy, as well as statistical surveys, directories and bibliographies for each country
History KURT RICHARD LUTHER
Economy GÜNTHER K. CHALOUPEK
History ANTHONY MUGHAN
Economy YELTER BOLLEN and FERDI DE VILLE
History JACOB CHRISTENSEN
Economy ROBERT E. LOONEY
DANISH EXTERNAL TERRITORIES
THE FAROE ISLANDS
History MIKKO KUISMA
Economy LAURI KAJANOJA
FINNISH EXTERNAL TERRITORY
THE ALAND ISLANDS
History ANDREW KNAPP
Economy SUSAN MILNER
History WILLIAM E. PATERSON
Economy LOTHAR FUNK
History STEFANIA OSKARSDOTTIR
Economy KATRIN OLAFSDOTTIR
History JOHN COAKLEY
Economy DAVID LEA
History JAMES L. NEWELL
Economy GIOVANNI CAGGIANO
History SONJA KMEC
Economy ELENA DANESCU
History GODFREY A. PIROTTA
Economy LINO BRIGUGLIO
History STEVEN B. WOLINETZ
Economy LEI DELSEN and ESTHER-MIRJAM SENT
History MART KULDKEPP
Economy RÖGNVALDUR HANNESSON
NORWEGIAN EXTERNAL TERRITORIES
History STEWART LLOYD-JONES
Economy STEPHEN SYRETT
History RICHARD GILLESPIE
Economy XAVIER CUADRAS MORATO
History TOMMY MÖLLER
Economy LARS MAGNUSSON
History CLIVE H. CHURCH
Economy TOBIAS STRAUMANN
THE UNITED KINGDOM
History MARTIN SMITH
Economy ROBERT E. LOONEY
UNITED KINGDOM CROWN DEPENDENCIES
THE CHANNEL ISLANDS
Islands of the Bailiwick of Guernsey
THE ISLE OF MAN
UNITED KINGDOM OVERSEAS TERRITORY
THE VATICAN CITY
PART THREE Regional Information
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY (BOOKS)
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY (PERIODICALS)
Europa Publications’ regional publications are compiled by a team of editors and researchers, with introductory and country-specific material provided by specialists in their field:
Reem Ahmed. Researcher, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg, Germany.
Yelter Bollen. Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for EU Studies, Department of Political Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium.
Lino Briguglio. Professor of Economics, and Director, Islands and Small States Institute, University of Malta, Malta.
Giovanni Caggiano. Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Günther K. Chaloupek. Former Director of Economic Policy Section, Austrian Chamber of Labour, Vienna, Austria.
Jacob Christensen. Lecturer, Social Work and Administration, University College Lillebaelt, Odense, Denmark.
Clive H. Church. Emeritus Professor of European Studies, University of Kent, United Kingdom.
John Coakley. Professor, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom, and Fellow of the Geary Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland.
Andrew Cottey. Senior Lecturer and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration, Department of Government, University College Cork, Ireland.
Xavier Cuadras Morató. Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
Elena Danescu. Research Scientist, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Ferdi De Ville. Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Centre for EU Studies, Department of Political Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium.
Lei Delsen. Associate Professor of Socio-Economic Policy, Institute of Management Research, Radboud University, Netherlands.
Lothar Funk. Professor of Economics and International Economic Relations, University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf, Germany, Fellow, Cologne Institute for Economic Research, Germany, and Visiting Fellow, Institute for German Studies, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; co-Editor of Sozialer Fortschritt —German Review of Social Policy.
Richard Gillespie. Professor of Politics, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Rögnvaldur Hannesson. Professor Emeritus, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway.
Lauri Kajanoja. Adviser to the Board, Bank of Finland, Finland.
Sonja Kmec. Associate Professor, Institute for History, Research Unit IPSE, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Andrew Knapp. Emeritus Professor of French Politics and Contemporary History, University of Reading, United Kingdom.
Mikko Kuisma. Research Fellow in Comparative Public Policy, University of Tübingen, Germany.
Mart Kuldkepp. Lecturer in Contemporary Scandinavian History, Department of Scandinavian Studies, School of European Languages, Culture and Society, University College London, United Kingdom.
David Lea. Senior Europe Analyst with the consultancy Control Risks, United Kingdom.
Stewart Lloyd-Jones. ISCTE-IUL—Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, and Director of the Contemporary Portuguese History Research Centre.
Robert E. Looney. International consultant specializing in economic development and Distinguished Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA.
Kurt Richard Luther. Dean of Internationalization and Professor of Comparative Politics, Keele University, United Kingdom, and Tongji University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.
Lars Magnusson. Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Professor in Economic History, Department of Economic History, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Susan Milner. Reader in European Politics, Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, University of Bath, United Kingdom.
Tommy Möller. Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden.
Anthony Mughan. Professor of Political Science, and Director, International Studies, Ohio State University, USA.
James L. Newell. Professor of Politics, University of Salford, United Kingdom.
Katrín Olafsdóttir. Assistant Professor, School of Business, Reykjavík University, Iceland.
Stefanía Oskarsdóttir. Associate Professor, University of Iceland, Iceland.
William E. Paterson. Honorary Professor of German and European Politics, Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University, United Kingdom.
Teun Pauwels. Policy analyst for the Flemish Ministry of Education and Training, and scientific collaborator at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
Godfrey A. Pirotta. Professor of Government and Policy Studies, and Director, Institute of Public Administration and Management, University of Malta, Malta.
Daniela Pisoiu. Senior Researcher, Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Vienna, Austria.
Christian Schweiger. Visiting Professor and Chair, Comparative European Governance Systems, Institute for Political Science, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany.
Marco Scipioni. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy.
Esther-Mirjam Sent. Professor of Economic Theory and Policy and Vice-Dean of Education, Institute for Management Research, Radboud University, Netherlands, and member of the Netherlands Senate.
Julie Smith. Director, European Centre, POLIS Department, Cambridge University, Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom, and member of the House of Lords.
Martin Smith. Professor of Politics, University of York, United Kingdom.
Tobias Straumann. Associate Professor of History, University of Zurich, and lecturer in the Faculty of Economics, University of Basel, Switzerland.
Stephen Syrett. Professor of Local Economic Development, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research, Middlesex University, United Kingdom.
Steven B. Wolinetz. Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.
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