Contemporary European Politics: A Comparative Introduction (Paperback)Jose M. Magone (author)
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Revised throughout, the second edition of this comprehensive and highly respected textbook continues to provide a thorough introduction to European and European Union politics.
Pairing a genuinely comparative approach with in-depth analysis of the national, supranational, local and regional political systems of large and small countries across Europe, including Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, this accessible book covers history, theory, institutions, parties and party systems, and interest groups, among others.
Key topics and features of this book:
Examines the European Union multilevel governance system and uses a regional cluster approach to highlight differences across Europe.
Contextualises European politics in a theoretical framework explaining the major political, social and economic transformations taking place in the information age.
A new chapter on the comparative political systems and cultures of wider Europe, particularly Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus and Turkey.
Engages with the latest challenges and crises facing Europe, including new streamlined chapters on parties, elections, politics and policy-making of the European Union.
Extended coverage of hot topics such as finance and the Eurocrisis, immigration, populism and xenophobia.
Uses a wide range of pedagogical features including further readings and revision questions.
Includes a fully updated companion website containing rich reference data, chapter summaries and weblinks.
Richly illustrated throughout, this work is an indispensable resource for all students and scholars of European politics.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 558
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
Praise from the first edition:
"Ambitious in scope, impressive in its mastery of historical detail and contemporary theory, bold in its methods - and highly readable. Magone's work is destined to become a classic reference for any student of European politics."David Hanley, Professor Emeritus of European Studies, Cardiff University, UK
"With a rare combination of encyclopaedic knowledge and analytical skills, this engaging textbook takes Europe back to where the action is. Jose Magone's pan-European approach offers a comprehensive and careful view of European politics since the fall of the Berlin Wall and provides a truly comparative basis for understanding the most recent dynamics of Europe at different levels. The result is a book which is an invaluable addition to the literature."
Jose Ramon Montero, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Praise for this edition:
"A sweeping buffet of facts and arguments analyzing change in Europe from the 17th century to 2018. A useful blend of theory and empirics for those who want an accessible introduction to a diverse region."
Nancy Bermeo, Professor Emeritus University of Oxford, UK