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Politics in Europe

Eighth Edition


March 2024 | 872 pages | CQ Press
Politics in Europe introduces students to the power of the EU and seven political systems—the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, and Poland—while addressing key social and political issues including globalization, terrorism, immigration, gender, and religion. Packed with robust country descriptions from regional specialists, the Eighth Edition encourages critical thinking and meaningful cross-national comparisons.

 
Introduction
 
1. United Kingdom, by Christopher J. Carman and Alan Convery
 
1.1 The Context of British Politics in the United Kingdom
 
1.2 Where Is the Power in the United Kingdom?
 
1.3 Who Has the Power in the United Kingdom?
 
1.4 How Is Power Used in the United Kingdom?
 
1.5 What Is the Future of UK Politics?
 
2. France, by Michelle Hale Williams
 
2.1 The Context of French Politics
 
2.2 Where Is the Power in France?
 
2.3 Who Has the Power in France?
 
2.4 How Is Power Used in France?
 
2.5 What Is the Future of French Politics?
 
3. Germany, by David P. Conradt
 
3.1 The Context of German Politics
 
3.2 Where Is the Power in Germany?
 
3.3 Who Has the Power in Germany?
 
3.4 How Is Power Used in Germany?
 
3.5 What Is the Future of German Politics?
 
4. Italy, by Raffaella Y. Nanetti and Robert Leonardi
 
4.1 The Context of Italian Politics
 
4.2 Where Is the Power in Italy?
 
4.3 Who Has the Power in Italy?
 
4.4 How Is Power Used in Italy?
 
4.5 What Is the Future of Italian Politics?
 
5. Sweden, by Jan Teorell
 
5.1 The Context of Swedish Politics
 
5.2 Where Is the Power in Sweden?
 
5.3 Who Has the Power in Sweden?
 
5.4 How Is Power Used in Sweden?
 
5.5 What Is the Future of Swedish Politics?
 
6. Poland
 
6.1 The Context of Polish Politics
 
6.2 Where Is the Power in Poland?
 
6.3 Who Has the Power in Poland?
 
6.4 How Is Power Used in Poland?
 
6.5 What Is the Future of Polish Politics?
 
7. Russia
 
7.1 The Context of Russian Politics
 
7.2 Where Is the Power in Russia?
 
7.3 Who Has the Power in Russia?
 
7.4 How Is Power Used in Russia?
 
7.5 What Is the Future of Russian Politics?
 
8. European Union Politics
 
8.1 The Context of European Union Politics
 
8.2 Where Is the Power in the EU?
 
8.3 Who Has the Power in the EU?
 
8.4 How Is Power Used in the EU?
 
8.5 What Is the Future of EU Politics?

"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
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:

The Eighth Edition includes major updates addressing the serious new issues confronting all the political systems covered (the countries featured in the seven country studies and the European Union featured in its own section), such as the following:
  • An examination of the political polarization between the democratic center and the radical right,
  • The growing appeals and implications of populism,
  • Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • Russia's invasion of Ukraine,
  • The influx of Ukrainian refugees—deepening Europe's worst refugee crisis since the end of WWII, and
  • Implications of the UK's exit from the EU.
KEY FEATURES:

  • Coverage of critical topics in European politics introduces students to key social and political issues including globalization, terrorism, immigration, gender, religion, and transatlantic relations.
  • Consistent, easy-to-use chapter organization with a clear theme focused on power lends itself to both country-based and thematic approaches based on major topics in comparative politics.
  • Rich scholarship, data and pedagogy help students comprehend the concepts by reinforcing the content through figures, tables, photos, and discussion questions.

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