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Routledge Handbook of European Elections

Edited by Donatella M. Viola

Routledge – 2013 – 800 pages

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Description

The Routledge Handbook of European Elections explores the multifaceted dimension of the European Parliament’s (EP) electoral contests across the European Community and European Union since 1979.

After setting a general empirical and theoretical framework, this collaborative project presents original contributions from leading experts in the field. Each case study adheres to a common template that makes it easy to compare data, methodology and outcomes.

Every country chapter includes:

  • a brief geopolitical profile and historical background of the Member State;
  • a glance at the national political landscape;
  • a brief account of the main political parties, including their attitude toward the European Union;
  • a section on public opinion and European integration;
  • a summary of electoral systems;
  • an overview of all EP and national elections;
  • an in-depth analysis of the 2009 EP electoral race;
  • an overall theoretical interpretation of European elections.

A comparative chapter closes the Handbook followed by an Epilogue focussing on the 2014 EP contest.

The volume aims to enhance readers’ understanding of the European Parliament and revive their interest in the European integration process. By providing a wide range of national and European facts and figures, this investigation represents a comprehensive reference guide to scholars, practitioners and students of the European Parliament, European elections, political parties, European Union and comparative politics.

Contents

1. The Role of the European Parliament in the European Union.Past,Present and Challenges Ahead Donatella Viola 2. Theoretical FrameworkDonatella M. Viola Part I:Founding members 3. France Julien Navarro 4. Germany José M Magone 5. Italy Donatella M Viola 6. Belgium Jean-Benoit Pilet & Nathalie Brack 7. The Netherlands Gerrit Voerman, Nelleke van de Walle, Hans Vollaard 8. Luxembourg Raphael Kies; Patrick Dumont; Philippe Poirier Part II: First Enlargement 1973 9. The United Kingdom Julie Smith 10. Ireland Richard Dunphy 11. Denmark Marlene Wind & Carina Bischoff Part III: Second Enlargement 1981-1986 12. Greece Maria M Mendrinou 13. Spain José M Magone 14. Portugal José M Magone Part IV: Third Enlargement 1995 15. Austria Sylvia Kritzinger & Karin Liebhart 16. Finland Tapio Raunio 17. Sweden Marlene Wind & Carina Bischoff Part V: Fourth Enlargement 2004-7 18. Malta Roderick Pace 19. Cyprus Kalliope Agapiou-Josephides 20. Slovenia Danica Fink-Hafner & Tomaz Dezelan 21. Estonia Piret Ehin 22. Latvia Janis Ikstens 23. Lithuania Irmina Matonyte 24. Czech Republic Michal Klima 25. Slovakia Marek Rybar 26. Hungary Attila Agh & Sandor Kurtan 27. Poland Jerzy Jaskiernia 28. Bulgaria Dobrin Kanev 29. Romania Gabriela Borz & Alina M Stanciulescu 30. Cross-national comparisons of theories of European elections Donatella Viola

Author Bio

Donatella M. Viola, PhD London School of Economics, is Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations at the University of Calabria, Italy.

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Description: Edited by Donatella M. Viola. The Routledge Handbook of European Elections explores the multifaceted dimension of the European Parliament’s (EP) electoral contests across the European Community and European Union since 1979. After setting a general empirical and...
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