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Politics in Europe

Author: Hancock, M. Donald ; Carman, Christopher Jan ; Conradt, David P. ; Nanetti, Raffaella ; Peters, B. Guy ; Safran, William ; White, StephenPublisher: CQ Press, 2007.Edition: 4th ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 670 p. : Photos ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1933116455Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Politics in Europe Contents Tables, Figure, and Boxes Preface xvii About the Authors xxi xiii Introduction: The Why, What, and How of Comparative Politics I A Common Analytical Framework Choice of Cases 4 Contrasting System Types 4 Notes 6 3 Part 1. United Kingdom B. Guy Peters and Christopher J. Carman II The Context of British Politics I I . A United Kingdom of Four Countries 11 Stability and Change 17 Traditional and Modern: The Political Culture of the United Kingdom Class Politics, But . . . 22 Conservatively Liberal Policy Ideas 24 Isolated but European 25 Notes 26 19 12 Where Is the Power? 28 . British Parliamentary Government The Monarch 3 1 The Prime Minister 33 Cabinet and Government 35 Parliament 38 The Civil Service 43 The Judiciary 46 The Rest of Government 47 Notes 50 29 13 Who Has the Power? 5 . 3 Political Parties 53 The Party and Electoral Systems 54 The Two Major Parties 58 Voting and Elections 65 Pressure Groups and Corporatism Notes 74 69 1.4 HowlsPowerUsed? 76 The Parliamentary Process and New Policies Policy Continuation: Budgeting 84 Policy Making in Great Britain 88 Notes 89 77 1.5 What Is the Future of British Politics? 90 The Economy 90 The Public Sector 91 Who Rules Great Britain? 92 Who Rules in Government? 93 Continued Devolution, Breakup, or What? Notes 96 For Further Reading 97 95 Patt 2. France William Safran 2.1 The Context of French Politics 101 Religion and Social Class 102 Education 105 Revolutions, Regime Changes, and Legitimacy Crises Aspects of French Political Culture 110 Notes 112 107 2.2 Where Is the Power? 114 The President and the Government TheParliament 123 The Administrative State 128 Notes 134 114 2.3 Who Has the Power? 136 Political Parties: Traditional 'Political Families' 136 Parties and Elections in the Fifth Republic 139 Interest Groups 161 Notes 166 2.4 How Is Power Used? 168 Deputies, Senators, and Decisions Bureaucratic Politics 172 170 Delegating Responsibility for Decisions Conflicts within the System 175 Notes 177 174 2.5 What Is the Future of French Politics? 178 Stability, Modernization, and Democracy 178 Administration and Justice: Developments and Reforms Problems and Prospects for France 181 Notes 186 For Further Reading 187 179 Part 3. Germany David P Conradt . 3.1 The Context of German Politics 191 HistoricalContext 192 Federalism 198 Geographic and Demographic Context Religion 202 Socioeconomic Structure 203 Education 206 Political Attitudes 207 Notes 210 20 1 3.2 Where Is the Power? 213 Policy-making Institutions 2 13 'Chancellor Democracy' 220 Formal Policy-making Procedures The Judiciary 226 Notes 228 225 3.3 Who Has the Power? 229 Political Parties 229 Interest Groups 240 Citizens and Elections Notes 250 242 3.4 How Is Power Used? 252 Semipublic Institutions 253 The Use of Power in the Social-Liberal Era, 1969-1982 256 How Power Was Used after the Wende, 1982-1 989 257 How Power Was Used in the Unification Process 257 The Use of Power By Schroder's Red-Green Coalition (1998-2002) 259 How Power Was Used in Schroder's SecondTerm (2002-2005) 260 How Power Will Bc Used: Grand Coalition, 2005 261 vii The Process of Policy Implementation Notes 263 262 3.5 What Is the Future of German Politics? 265 Institutional Gridlock and the Federal System 265 The Economy 266 Putting Germany BackTogether Again: The Continued Challenge of Rebuilding and Integrating the East 267 Minorities: Foreign Residents, Immigrants, and Right-Wing Violence 270 Germany's International Role 273 Germany and the September 11 Attacks 273 Notes 275 For Further Reading 276 Pad 4. Italy RaffaellaY. Nanetti The Context of Italian Politics 279 Historical Context 280 Socioeconomic Context 286 Religion 290 Education 292 Political Culture 293 Notes 296 Where Is the Power? 298 The President: Guarantor of the Constitution and Ceremonial Chief of State The Prime Minister and the Cabinet 302 The Parliament 306 The Bureaucracy 3 10 Public Corporations and Semi-independent Agencies 311 The Judiciary 3 13 Subnational Governments 3 15 Notes 319 298 Who Has the Power? 321 Political Parties 32 1 The Voters:The Electoral System and Voting Behavior Interest Groups 352 Notes 357 348 How Is Power Used? 361 Policy Formulation 36 1 Policy Implementation 366 Policy Outputs Notes 374 368 4.5 What Is the Future of Italian Politics? 377 Elements of Strength and Seeds of Crisis in the Italian Political System Italy and the European Union 38 1 The Question of Institutional Reform 384 An Uncertain Future 386 Notes 387 For Further Reading 388 377 Part 5. Sweden M. Donald Hancock 5.1 The Context of Swedish Politics 393 Geography, Resources, and Population 394 Early Political Development 396 Democratization and Industrialization 397 Political Culture: Constants and Change 398 Neutrality and Internationalism 399 Development of the Welfare State 40 1 Notes 402 5.2 Where Is the Power? 404 The Riksdag 404 The Prime Minister and the Cabinet The Monarch 408 Other Institutional Actors 409 A Consensual Democracy 4 12 Notes 412 407 5.3 Who Has the Power? 414 Political Parties 4 14 Interest Groups 42 1 Administrative Elites 423 Elections 423 Governments and Opposition Notes 426 425 5.4 How Is Power Used? 427 Policy Process 427 Policy Outcomes 428 Dealignment and Erosion of the Swedish Model: A Chronology Sweden and the European Union 440 432 Implications for Power as Process and Outcomes Notes 441 44 1 5.5 What Is the Future of Swedish Politics? 444 Transforming Trends 444 Transformation of the Swedish Model 445 'Breakthrough' versus 'Rationalizing' Politics Notes 447 For Further Reading 447 447 Part 6. Russia Stephen White The Context of Russian Politics 453 A Continent More than a Country 453 A Slavic People 454 Patterns of History 456 The Impact of Communist Rule 458 Political Development and Democratization Gorbachev and Perestroika 461 Constructing I'ostcommunism 467 Notes 469 460 Where Is the Power? 471 The Russian Presidency 472 The Premier and Government 479 The Duma and the Legislative Process Notes 481 480 Who Has the Power? 483 Toward Competitive Politics 484 The 1999 and 2003 Duma Elections 486 The Political Parties 488 Parties and Politics in Postcommunist Russia Notes 494 492 How Is Power Used? 495 Privatizing the Economy 495 Foreign and Security Policy 500 The CIS and the East 503 Notes 505 What Is the Future of Russian Politics? 507 An Incomplete Democracy Human Rights 509 508 Notes 512 For Further Reading 5 13 Part 7. Poland Marjorie Castle 7.1 The Context of Polish Politics 517 Geographic and Historical Context Present-Day Cleavages 525 Political Culture 528 Notes 530 5 17 7.2 Where Is the Power? 532 Politics by Trial and Error: Changing Rules with Uncertain Implications The Institutions of Power 537 532 7.3 Who Has the Power? 543 Parties and the Party System 543 Other Political Forces at Work 553 Notes 555 7.4 How Is Power Used? 556 Two Criteria: Electoral Accountability and Policy Responsiveness Explaining Political Performance 557 Cleavages and the Party System 559 Notes 560 556 7.5 What Is the Future of Polish Politics? 561 Political Realignment 56 1 Economic Prospects and Political Consequences Notes 563 For Further Reading 563 562 Part 8. European Union M. Donald Hancock and B. Guy Peters 8.1 The Context of European Union Politics 569 A Comparative Overview 569 From the ECSC to the EU 571 Economic, Monetary, and Political Union 575 The ArnsterdamTreaty and Beyond 579 Notes 580 8.2 Where Is the Power? 582 The European Council and the Council of the European Union 582 Decision Modes 587 The European Commission 589 The European Parliament 592 The Court of Justice of the European Communities 595 The European Central Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 597 Other Institutions 598 Notes 599 8.3 Who Has the Power? 601 National Governments as Actors 60 1 The Councils as Actors 604 The European Commission and 'Bureaucratic Politics' 604 European Parliament as Legislator and Watchdog 606 Private Interests 607 Public Opinion 608 Influential Individuals 609 Notes 609 8.4 How Is Power Used? 611 Executive Accountability 6 11 Policy Making 6 13 The Role of Implementation 6 15 The Budgetary Process 6 15 Common Foreign and Security Policy Notes 623 620 8.5 What Is the Future of European union Politics? 625 A Draft Constitutional Treaty for Europe Pending Enlargement of the EU 629 The Future Is Now 630 Notes 631 For Further Reading 632 Index 635 625

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