Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on text@footprint.com.au

Submit

Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Politics in Europe 7ed

by M Hancock, Christopher Carman, Margorie Castle, David Conradt, Rafaella Nanetti, Robert Leonardi, William Safran and Ste CQ Press
Pub Date:
07/2018
ISBN:
9781506399096
Format:
Pbk 808 pages
Price:
AU$221.00 NZ$225.22
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
add to your cart
Instructors
& Academics:
Politics in Europe, Seventh Edition introduces students to the power of the European Union as well as seven political systems - the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Poland - within a common analytical framework that enables students to conduct both single-case and cross-national analysis. Each case addresses the most relevant questions of comparative political analysis: who governs, on behalf of what values, with the collaboration of what groups, in the face of what kind of opposition, and with what socioeconomic and political consequences? Packed with captivating photos and robust country descriptions from regional specialists, the Seventh Edition enables students to think critically about these questions and make meaningful cross-national comparisons.

Preface


 


Aknowledgments


 


About the Authors


 


Introduction


 


Part I: United Kingdom, Christopher J. Carman


  1.1 The Context of British Politics


British Diversity


A United Kingdom of Four Countries


Stability and Change


Traditional and Modern: The Political Culture of the United Kingdom


Class Politics, but . . .


Conservatively Liberal Policy Ideas


Isolated but European   1.2 Where Is the Power?


British Parliamentary Government


The Monarch


The Prime Minister


The Cabinet and Government


Parliament


The Civil Service


The Judiciary


The Rest of Government   1.3 Who Has the Power?


Political Parties


The Party and Electoral Systems


The Two Major Parties


The Labour Party


The Conservative Party


Voting and Elections


Voter Turnout


Partisan Choice by Voters


Pressure Groups and Corporatism


Major Interest Groups


Patterns of Influence   1.4 How Is Power Used?


The Parliamentary Process and New Policies


Agenda Setting and Policy Formulation


Policy Continuation: Budgeting


Policymaking in Great Britain   1.5 What Is the Future of British Politics?


The Economy


The Public Sector


Who Rules Great Britain?


Who Rules in Government?


Continued Devolution, Breakup, or What?  


Part 2: France


  2.1 The Context of French Politics


Religion and Social Class


Education


Revolutions, Regime Changes, and Legitimacy Crises


Aspects of French Political Culture   2.2 Where Is the Power?


The President and the Government


The Parliament


The Administrative State   2.3 Who Has the Power?


Political Parties: Traditional "Political Families"


Elections in the Fifth Republic


The Future of Political Parties: Rivalries, Divisions, and Uncertainties


Interest Groups


2.4 How Is Power Used?


Deputies, Senators, and Decisions


Bureaucratic Politics


Delegating Responsibility for Decisions


Conflicts Within the System   2.5 What Is the Future of French Politics?


Stability, Modernization, and Democracy


Administration and Justice: Developments and Reforms


Problems and Prospects for France


The Economic Challenge: Welfare Statism and "Neoliberalism"


Foreign Policy: Europe and Beyond


Societal and Systemic Issues  


Part 3: Germany


  3.1 The Context of German Politics


Historical Context


Geographic and Demographic Context


Religion


Socioeconomic Structure


Education


Political Attitudes   3.2 Where Is the Power?


Policymaking Institutions   3.3 Who Has the Power?


Political Parties


Interest Groups


The German Voter, 1949–2017


Unified Germany at the Polls, 1990–2017


Voting Behavior   3.4 How Is Power Used?


Semipublic Institutions


The Social Security and Health Systems


Federal Labor Agency


How Power Was Used in the Kohl Era, 1982–1998


How Power Was Used in the Unification Process


The Use of Power by Schröder's Red–Green Coalition, 1998–2002


How Power Was Used: The Grand Coalition, 2005–2009


Merkel's Second Government: The CDU–FDP Coalition, 2009–2013


How Power Was Used: Merkel's Third Term, 2013–2017


The Process of Policy Implementation   3.5 What Is the Future of German Politics?


Germany and the Euro Crisis


The Problem of Putin's Russia


Immigration


Immigration and Asylum


Xenophobia and Right-Wing Violence


Germany's International Role


Institutional Gridlock and the Federal System


Putting Germany Back Together Again: The Continued Challenge of Rebuilding and Integrating the East


The Economic Reconstruction of the East  


Part 4: Italy


  4.1 The Context of Italian Politics


Historical Context


Socioeconomic Context


Religion


Education


Political Culture   4.2 Where Is the Power?


The President: Guarantor of the Constitution and Ceremonial Chief of State


The Prime Minister and the Cabinet


The Parliament


The Bureaucracy


The Judiciary


Subnational Governments   4.3 Who Has the Power?


Political Parties


The Voters: The Electoral System and Voting Behavior


Interest Groups   4.4 How Is Power Used?


The Multilevel Governance System in Italy


Policy Formulation


Policy Implementation and the Principle of Subsidiarity


Policy Outputs


Italy's Economic Policy, 2000–2016   4.5 What Is the Future of Italian Politics?


Elements of Strength and Seeds of Crisis in the Italian Political System


The Italian Economy: Competitiveness in an Enlarged European Market


Italy and the European Union


The Question of Institutional Reform


An Uncertain Future  


Part 5: Sweden


  5.1 The Context of Swedish Politics


Sweden's Welfare State


Long-term Social Democratic Dominance


Neutrality and Internationalism


Globalization and European Integration


Contrasting Views of Swedish Achievements


Geography, Resources, and Population


Early Political Development


Democratization and Industrialization


Political Culture: Constants and Change   5.2 Where Is the Power?


The Riksdag


The Prime Minister and the Cabinet


The Monarch


Other Institutional Actors


A Consensual Democracy   5.3 Who Has the Power?


Political Parties


Profiles of the Political Parties


Sweden's Newer Parties


Administrative Elites


Elections


Elections to the European Parliament


Governments and Oppositions   5.4 How Is Power Used?


Policy Process


Policy Outcomes


Dealignment and Erosion of the Traditional Swedish Model: A Chronology


Sweden and the European Union


Return of the Nonsocialists to Power


The 2010 and 2014 Elections: Swedish Politics Under Duress


2014 Political Crisis


Restricting Immigration   5.5 What Is the Future of Swedish Politics?


Toward a Cash-Free Society


An End to Neutrality?


A "New Nordic Model"  


Part: Russia


  6.1 The Context of Russian Politics


A Continent More Than a Country


A Slavic People


The Impact of Communist Rule


Political Development and Democratization


Gorbachev and Perestroika   6.2 Where Is the Power?


The Russian Presidency


Presidential Power in Postcommunist Russia


Electing the Russian President


The Premier and Government


The Duma and the Legislative Process   6.3 Who Has the Power?


Toward Competitive Politics


The Political Parties


Parties and Politics in Postcommunist Russia   6.4 How Is Power Used?


Privatizing the Economy


Foreign and Security Policy


The Commonwealth of Independent States and the East   6.5 What Is the Future of Russian Politics?


An Incomplete Democracy


Human Rights  


Part 7: Poland


  7.1 The Context of Polish Politics


Geographic and Historical Context


Present-Day Cleavages


Political Culture   7.2 Where Is the Power?


Politics by Trial and Error: Changing Rules With Uncertain Implications


The Institutions of Power   7.3 Who Has the Power?


Parties and the Party System


Other Political Forces at Work   7.4 How Is Power Used?


Three Criteria: Electoral Accountability, Policy Responsiveness, and Policy Effectiveness


Explaining How Power Has Been Used   7.5 What Is the Future of Polish Politics?   


Part: European Union


  8.1 The Context of European Union Politics


Basic Characteristics of the European Union


Origins of the European Union


From the ECSC to the EEC


British Responses and EFTA


Further Expansion of Membership


Deepening of European Integration


National Wealth


Levels of Economic Development


International Trade


The European Union as a Security Community


The European Union as a Security Community   8.2 Where Is the Power?


Objectives and Levels of EU Competence


EU Institutions


The European Council and the Council of Ministers


The European Council


Qualified Majority Voting


The European Commission


The European Parliament


The Court of Justice of the European Union


The European Central Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


Other Institutions


Citizens   8.3 Who Has the Power?


National Governments as Actors


The Councils as Actors


The European Commission and "Bureaucratic Politics"


European Parliament as Legislator and Watchdog


Private Interests


Citizen Inputs


Influential Individuals   8.4 How Is Power Used?


The Budgetary Process: Precursor to Economic Power


Revenue


Recipients of EU Funds


Allocation of EU Resources: An Overview


Economic Power and Objectives


EU Cohesion


Regulatory Power and the Single Market


Schengen Agreement


Rules on Competition and State Aids


Social Policy and the Environment


The Euro Area: Achievements and Crisis


Political Power: The European Union as a Global Player


Relations With North America


The Russian Bear and Economic Sanctions


Conflict Over the Ukraine


East European Partnerships


Relations With China


European Neighborhood Policies—Iraq, Iran, and Israel


Common Foreign and Security Policy


Citizenship, Freedom, Security, and Justice


Antiterrorism Policy


Immigration Crisis


Conflict With Turkey


EU Policy Assessment   8.5 What Is the Future of EU Politics?


Managing Economic Harmonization


Pending Enlargement of the European Union


The Russian Dilemma


Challenges to an "Ever-Closer Union"


The EU's Own Vision of Its Future  


Appendix

“It is a well-written text, with rich historical detail and a good division of history-structure-politics-society in each chapter.”


 


Johan Eliasson


East Stroudsburg University


 


“I appreciate the number of countries that are covered in the text as it gives students a good sense of the variety of types of political systems within Western Europe.”


 


Debra Holzhauer


Southeast Missouri State University
M. Donald Hancock - Vanderbilt University, USA


Christopher J. Carman - University of Glasgow, UK


Marjorie Castle - University of Utah, USA


David P. Conradt - East Carolina University, USA


Raffaella Y. Nanetti - University of Illinois at Chicago, USA


Robert Leonardi - LUISS, Italy


William Safran - University of Colorado-Boulder, USA


Stephen White - University of Glasgow, UK


Michelle Hale Williams - The University of West Florida, Pensacola


Mary N. Hampton - Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base