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, Brexit and the Coronavirus Pandemic
Western Europe, the European Union and the Eurozone Economic Perspectives
European Foreign and Security Policy
The ‘Green Wave’ in Western Europe
PAUL TOBIN and BRENDAN MOORE
The Challenges of Internal and External Migration in Europe
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 DAVID LEA
History JACOB CHRISTENSEN
Economy ROBERT E. LOONEY
DANISH EXTERNAL TERRITORIES
THE FAROE ISLANDS
History MIKKO KUISMA
Economy JUSSI AHOKAS
FINNISH EXTERNAL TERRITORY
THE ÅLAND ISLANDS
History JAMES SHIELDS
Economy SUSAN MILNER
History WILLIAM E. PATERSON
Economy CHRISTIAN SCHWEIGER
History STEFANIA OSKARSDOTTIR
Economy GYLFI MAGNUSSON
History JOHN COAKLEY
Economy DAVID LEA
History JAMES L. NEWELL
Economy MANUELA MISCHITELLI and MARCO SIMONI
History ANNA-LENA HÖGENAUER
Economy ELENA DANESCU
History GODFREY A. PIROTTA
Economy LINO BRIGUGLIO
History STEVEN B. WOLINETZ
Economy JAKOB DE HAAN
History MART KULDKEPP
Economy RÖGNVALDUR HANNESSON
NORWEGIAN EXTERNAL TERRITORIES
History MICHAEL BAUM
Economy MIGUEL LEBRE DE FREITAS and FRANCISCO TORRES
History RICHARD GILLESPIE
Economy XAVIER CUADRAS MORATO
History TOMMY MÖLLER
Economy LARS MAGNUSSON
History CLIVE H. CHURCH
Economy TOBIAS STRAUMANN
THE UNITED KINGDOM
History NICHOLAS DICKINSON
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.
Jussi Ahokas. Chief Economist, SOSTE (Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health), Helsinki, Finland.
Michael Baum. Director of Global Education Office and Professor Catedrático Convidado, Faculty of Human Sciences, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal.
Lino Briguglio. Professor of Economics, and Director, Islands and Small States Institute, University of Malta, Malta.
Manuela Caiani. Associate Professor, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy.
Alexander Caviedes. Director, Academic Advisement and Information Center, Farmingdale State College, State University of New York, USA.
Günther K. Chaloupek. Former Director of Economic Policy Section, Austrian Chamber of Labour, Vienna, Austria.
Jacob Christensen. Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work and Administration, University College Lillebaelt, Odense, Denmark.
Clive H. Church. Emeritus Professor of European Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.
John Coakley. Professor, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom, and Fellow of the Geary Institute for Public Policy, University College Dublin, Ireland.
Barry Colfer. Research Fellow, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Researcher DIGIPAL project, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, and Research Fellow, The Institute for the Future of Work, London, United Kingdom.
Andrew Cottey. Senior Lecturer and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration, Department of Government and Politics, 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.
Jakob de Haan. Professor of Political Economy, University of Groningen, Netherlands.
Nicholas Dickinson. Bingham Early Career Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Balliol College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Richard Gillespie. Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Rögnvaldur Hannesson. Professor Emeritus, Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway.
Anna-Lena Högenauer. Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Mikko Kuisma. Program Lead and Lecturer, University of Tübingen, Germany.
Mart Kuldkepp. Associate Professor of Scandinavian History and Politics, Department of Scandinavian Studies/ European Social and Political Studies, University College London, United Kingdom.
David Lea. Writer and analyst on European political and economic affairs.
Miguel Lebre de Freitas. Assistant Professor, Nova School of Business and Economics and University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Robert E. Looney. Distinguished Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, USA, and international consultant specializing in economic development.
Kurt Richard Luther. Emeritus Professor of Comparative Politics, Keele University, United Kingdom, and Visiting Professor, Tongji University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.
Gylfi Magnússon. Professor, Finance and Economics, School of Business, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Lars Magnusson. Professor in Economic History, Department of Economic History, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Susan Milner. Professor of European Politics and Society, Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, University of Bath, United Kingdom.
Manuela Mischitelli. School of European Political Economy (SEP), Luiss University, Rome, Italy.
Tommy Möller. Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden.
Brendan Moore. Senior Research Associate, Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.
Anthony Mughan. Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.
James L. Newell. Co-Editor of Contemporary Italian Politics, Routledge, United Kingdom.
Stefanía Óskarsdóttir. Associate Professor, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.
William E. Paterson. Honorary Professor of German and European Politics, Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Godfrey A. Pirotta. Professor of Government and Policy Studies, and Chairperson, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, 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.
James Shields. Honorary Professor in French Studies, University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
Marco Simoni. Luiss University, Rome, and President, Human Technopole, Milan, Italy.
Tobias Straumann. Senior Lecturer of Economic History, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Paul Tobin. Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
Francisco Torres. Visiting Professor, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal.
Steven B. Wolinetz. Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.