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Routledge Handbook of European Elections

Edited by Donatella M. Viola

Routledge – 2013 – 368 pages

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Description

This Handbook is a comprehensive reference guide to the European Parliamentary Elections.

The opening section analyzes the European Parliament’s evolution, profile and political dynamics while the rest of the Handbook focuses on an analysis of Euro-elections in all EU member states. Each of the country case studies is written to a common template making for an easy comparison of data, methodology and outcomes.

Each of the country case studies includes:

  • country profile: area, population size and density, ethnic structure
  • an overview of the political landscape with a brief account of the political parties and electoral systems in EP elections and general national elections
  • public opinion survey on the European Union
  • parties’ lists and programmes
  • level of party-cohesion over the EU
  • media coverage of Euro-elections
  • an outline of key international, European and domestic issues raised in the campaign
  • table of voters’ turnout and election results.

The Handbook is an invaluable resource for all scholars of the European Union, European Parliament, Elections and Parties.

Contents

Part I General Framework 1. European Parliament: Past, Present and Future, Donatella M. Viola 2. European Parliament Elections Theories, Donatella M. Viola Part II Country Case Reviews The ‘Old’ Member States

The Founding Members 3. France, Julien Navarro 4. Germany, Siegfried Schieder and José M. Magone 5. Italy, Donatella M. Viola 6. Belgium, Nathalie Brack and Jean-Benoit Pilet 7. The Netherlands, Hans Vollaard, Gerrit Voerman and Nelleke van de Walle 8. Luxembourg, Patrick Dumont, Raphaël Kies and Philippe Poirier, The First Enlargement Countries 9. The United Kingdom, Julie Smith 10. Ireland, Richard Dunphy

11. Denmark, Carina Bischoff and Marlene Wind, The Second and Third Enlargement Countries 12. Greece, Maria M. Mendrinou 13. Spain, José M. Magone 14. Portugal, José M. Magone The Fourth Enlargement Countries 15. Austria, Sylvia Kritzinger and Karin Liebhart 16. Finland, Tapio Raunio

17. Sweden, Carina Bischoff and Marlene Wind The ‘New’ Member States The Fifth Enlargement Countries Southern Mediterranean Countries 18. Malta, Roderick Pace 19. Cyprus, Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides Central and Eastern European Countries 20. Slovenia, Danica Fink-Hafner and Tomaž Deželan

21. Estonia, Piret Ehin 22. Latvia, Jānis Ikstens 23. Lithuania, Irmina Matonytė 24. Czech Republic, Michal Klíma 25. Slovakia, Marek Rybář 26. Hungary, Attila Ágh and Sándor Kurtán 27. Poland, Jerzy Jaskiernia 28. Bulgaria

Dobrin Kanev and Katia Hristova-Valtcheva, 29. Romania, Gabriela Borz and Alina Mihaela Stănciulescu PART III Conclusion 30. Cross-Country Comparative Analysis of European Elections, Donatella M. Viola

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