European Politics

Author: Tim Bale
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137105868
Release Date: 2013-04-26
Genre: Political Science

This popular and highly praised text provides a lively and accessible introduction to the governance and politics of Europe. Thematically structured to address the key institutions and issues, it is genuinely pan-European in scope. Although no country is ignored, a range of representative countries (the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK) as well as the European Union itself, are used as key examples throughout the book and each of them is the subject of an in-depth double-page country profiles. The text is supported by a range of features, including: - Double-page country profiles with coverage of key issues - Debate boxes which give the pros and cons of contested issues - Key Point boxes to reinforce learning and aid revision - Further Reading, Web Links and Discussion Questions for each chapter The third edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of the latest developments and now includes coverage of the Eurozone crisis, governments' austerity measures and recent legislation affecting privacy and human rights.

European Politics

Author: Bale Tim
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137581372
Release Date: 2016-10-13
Genre: Comparative government


European Politics

Author: Dr Tim Bale
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230366572
Release Date: 2008-05-15
Genre: Political Science

The fully revised 2nd edition of this popular text provides a thematically organised introduction to the governance and politics of Europe. An accessible, up-to-date guide it covers the institutions and issues that matter, and uses 9 representative countries as case studies throughout.

Contemporary European Politics

Author: José Magone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136933981
Release Date: 2013-07-03
Genre: Political Science

In this important new introductory textbook, José Magone provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to contemporary European politics. The unification of the European continent since the Fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the collapse of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe has changed the nature of European politics. This book seeks to address the new European politics that emerged out of this coming together of West and East. Utilizing a pan-European comparative approach the book: covers key topics, with chapters on the history, theory, institutions, parties and party systems, interest groups, systems of interest intermediation and civil society, the impact of European public policy and the emergence of a European common and foreign policy provides detailed comparisons of the national political systems across Europe, including Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans contextualises national politics in the growing importance of European integration examines the European Union multi-level governance system approach, highlighting relationships and interactions between the global, supranational, national, regional and local levels analyses the change from modern politics, in which the nation-state was still in command of domestic politics and its own borders, to postmodern politics in which de-territorialisation , de-nationalisation and internationalisation processes have transformed the national politics of European states facilitates learning through a wide range of pedagogical features, including chapter summaries, guides to further reading, questions for revision and extensive use of maps, figures, case studies and tables. Richly illustrated throughout, this work is an indispensable resource for all students and academics of European politics.

Vergleichende Regierungslehre

Author: Hans-Joachim Lauth
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531901060
Release Date: 2007-09-07
Genre: Political Science

Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft bildet einen Kernbestand der Politikwissenschaft. Der Band "Vergleichende Regierungslehre" gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die methodischen und theoretischen Grundlagen der Subdisziplin und erläutert die zentralen Begriffe und Konzepte. In 16 Beiträgen werden hierbei nicht nur die klassischen Ansätze behandelt, sondern gleichfalls neuere innovative Konzeptionen vorgestellt, die den aktuellen Forschungsstand repräsentieren. Darüber hinaus informiert der Band über gegenwärtige Diskussionen, Probleme und Kontroversen und skizziert Perspektiven der politikwissenschaftlichen Komparatistik. Die "Vergleichende Regierungslehre" dient sowohl zur Einführung in die Thematik als auch zu deren Vertiefung.

Comparative European Politics

Author: Josep M. Colomer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134073542
Release Date: 2008-07-25
Genre: Political Science

This is a clear, comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the institutional regimes of countries in Western Europe written by an outstanding group of political scientists. Completely revised and updated throughout, Comparative European Politics 3rd edition: provides a complete coverage of individual countries or group of countries, as well as to the European Union allowing readers to draw sophisticated comparisons between countries is written to a common template so that each chapter explores political parties, elections and electoral rules, parliaments, local, regional and state governments, and the relations between domestic institutions and the European Union.

Comparative Government and Politics

Author: Rod Hague
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137528384
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Political Science

This is a thoroughly revised and updated tenth edition of the classic text in the field of comparative politics. Now co-authored by John McCormick, this comprehensive and lively text continues to introduce students to the key concepts, approaches and arguments that will enable them to successfully compare the fundamentals, structures and processes of political systems across the globe. Taking full account of the institutions of government and the different political cultures that both influence and are impacted by political developments, the authors offer detailed analysis of democracies and authoritarian regimes. This edition includes a much wider range of international case studies, particularly expanded to include more from Latin America and Africa and to reflect the emerging powers on the world stage. The book is also newly supported by a variety of carefully designed supporting features: • Spotlights on individual countries offer profiles of the different types of political systems around the world • Chapter Previews, Overviews, Key Arguments, Discussion Questions and Further Reading help consolidate knowledge • New Focus boxes give more insight into important issues discussed in the text • Key Concepts are defined throughout the text in a concise and easily digestible style. This renowned text is the essential, and accessible, introduction to the study of comparative politics for students of political science everywhere.

Political Science

Author: Rod Hague
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137601247
Release Date: 2016-02-12
Genre: Political Science

Long established as the leading text in the field, the new edition has been comprehensively updated and rewritten. Accessible, student-friendly and truly international in its coverage, this edition includes more on authoritarian states as well as a much wider variety of country studies more generally.

Sozialpolitik in Deutschland

Author: Manfred G. Schmidt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783322993694
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Genre: Political Science

Vier Ziele werden mit diesem Buch angestrebt. Es soll die Leser mit den Grund zügen der Sozialpolitik in Deutschland - vom Deutschen Reich von 1871 bis zur wiedervereinigten Bundesrepublik am Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts - vertraut ma chen. Sodann will es lehren, Deutschlands Sozialpolitik aus dem Blickwinkel des internationalen Vergleichs zu betrachten, beschreiben und erklären. Hierfür wird die Sozialpolitik hierzulande der Politik der sozialen Sicherung anderer Länder gegenübergestellt. Zum Vergleich herangezogen werden vor allem die Demo kratien in Westeuropa, Nordamerika, Japan, Australien und Neuseeland, aber auch die ehemaligen sozialistischen Staaten und ausgewählte Dritte Welt-Län der. Ferner soll das Buch über die Wirkungen der Sozialpolitik auf das wirt schaftliche, soziale und politische Gefüge informieren und sie über Für und Wi der der Sozialpolitik unterrichten. Das gibt den Lesern Materialien zur Debatte um die Probleme des Sozialstaats, dessen Reformbedarf und dessen Leistungen zur Hand. Schlußendlich ist der vorliegende Band als Einführung in die Sozial politik und zugleich als problemorientierte Hinführung zur international verglei chenden Untersuchung von Innenpolitik gedacht. Die hiermit vorgelegte Abhandlung tritt an die Stelle der 1988 publizierten Studie "Sozialpolitik - Historische Entwicklung und internationaler Vergleich" und reicht zugleich weit über sie hinaus. Alle Kapitel des älteren Buches wurden vollständig überarbeitet und aktualisiert.

Introduction to Comparative Government

Author: Michael Curtis
Publisher: Scott Foresman & Company
ISBN: 067399757X
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Political Science

Examines the politics of several industrialized democratic countries and three Third World countries. The authors propose a number of classifications of political systems and a general context that allows the nine systems to be compared in varying ways.

Redistricting in Comparative Perspective

Author: Lisa Handley
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191551703
Release Date: 2008-06-26
Genre: Political Science

The aim of this book is threefold. First to put in one place for the convenience of both scholars and practitioners the basic data on redistricting practices in democracies around the world. Remarkably, this data has never before been collected. Second, to provide a series of short case studies that look in more detail at particular countries with regard to the institutions and practices that have evolved for redistricting and the nature of the debates that have arisen. Third, to begin to look in comparative perspective at the consequences of alternative redistricting mechanisms and at the tradeoffs among competing redistricting criteria. This volume has contributions from some of the leading specialists on redistricting in the world. The chapters reflect a mix of country-specific material, chapters that are broadly comparative, and chapters whose contributions are more methodological in nature. The chapters in this volume provide an indispensable introduction to the institutions, practices, and consequences of boundary delimitation around the world. Comparative Politics is a series for students and teachers of political science that deals with contemporary issues in comparative government and politics. The General Editors are David M. Farrell, Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and Head of School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester and Alfio Mastropaolo, University of Turin. The series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research.

Comparative Politics

Author: Judith Bara
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761943723
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Political Science

This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised.

A Comparative Introduction to Political Science

Author: Robert J. Jackson
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: IND:30000056004439
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Political Science

Globally oriented, this thoughtfully executed book presents the concepts, frameworks, and interpretative tools for understanding the diverse range of political systems at work in our world today, from democratic to authoritarian. Prompting readers to ask 'What constitutes good government and how it can be achieved?' it introduces the dynamic worlds of political science, politics, and government, examines theories and methods of comparison and international relations, and focuses on both domestic and global factors in promoting change. Introducing the ideas which form the basis of political science, it compares culture, ideology, constitutions, government institutions, public administration, elections, and parties and interest groups among the world's 192 states. Exploring both international and domestic factors in politics, it discusses recent controversies such as the strategic environment, disarmament, North-South Politics, human rights, environmental, economic, and health questions. Chapters are organized to help readers learn to appreciate the rigorous relationship between concepts and empirical analysis - pairing a more 'general' chapter is followed by an empirically oriented chapter concerning all democratic and authoritarian countries. For those beginning work in the fields of civics, politics, government and international affairs.