Coalitional behaviour is central to the Italian system of government but has been largely neglected by research. As a result, coalitions in post-war Italy have been viewed as simply unstable, short-lived and incohesive. In this book, the author corrects this one-sidedness by analysing Italian...
Published July 4th 2013 by Routledge
Provides the first systematic comparative analysis of Southern Europe's development towards democratic consolidation, looking particularly at Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy. This book should be of interest to lecturers and students of politics, European Studies and Development Studies....
Published October 12th 2012 by Routledge
Regime Change in the Balkans
The chronic instability in the Balkan States of South East Europe has prevented the end of the Cold War becoming an era of genuine peace in Europe. Against a background of competing nationalisms, economic decline, the resilience of authoritarianism, it is easy to forget that there have been...
Published October 14th 1999 by Routledge
New Party Systems in Southern and Eastern Europe
Political parties play a central, if not the central, political role in parliamentary democracies. They are also likely to play a key role in the establishment of new parliamentary democracies. This volume provides a systematic comparison of the democratic transitions in both Eastern and Southern...
Published December 14th 1995 by Routledge
This book is an attempt to tackle the problem of democratization in East-Central Europe from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Its contributors look at the process of change within a comparative framework, discussing the emergence of multi-party and new electoral systems, comparing democratic...
Published October 6th 1994 by Routledge