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West European Politics

Series Editor: Klaus H. Goetz, Anand Menon, Wolfgang C. Müller

West European Politics has established itself as the foremost journal for the comparative analysis of European political institutions, politics and public policy. Its comprehensive scope, which includes the European Union, makes it essential reading for both academics and political practitioners. The books in this series have originated from special issues published by West European Politics.

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  1. Implementing Social Europe in Times of Crises

    Re-established Boundaries of Welfare?

    Edited by Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen, Hans Vollaard

    Series: West European Politics

    While the EU legitimacy crisis and the Great Recession prevail, certain European Union principles and policies have to be implemented in the member states. This volume explores the diverse processes, stages and subjects of implementation in a variety of social policies to identify different...

    Published March 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Decision making in the EU before and after the Lisbon Treaty

    Edited by Madeleine Hosli, Amie Kreppel, Bĕla Plechanovová, Amy Verdun

    Series: West European Politics

    This book aims to assess what the changes of the Treaty of Lisbon envisaged and whether these ambitions have materialised since the Treaty entered into force. It offers analyses of the past, as well as what might be the future (because some provisions will only enter into effect in the years to...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Role of Parties in Twenty-First Century Politics

    Responsive and Responsible?

    Edited by Luciano Bardi, Stefano Bartolini, Alexander H. Trechsel

    Series: West European Politics

    For a long time analyses of political parties were framed within the usual context of democracy and of the historical transformation of the forms of democratic government. More recently several authors, among which eminently Peter Mair, progressively began to question the relationship between the...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Party Politics of Territorial Reforms in Europe

    Edited by Emanuele Massetti, Simon Toubeau

    Series: West European Politics

    The book analyses how political parties compete and strategise on the issue of territorial reform using case-studies that include countries from both Western (Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain) and Central-Eastern Europe (Poland, Slovakia and Romania). Each case-study considers different drivers of...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. From Europeanisation to Diffusion

    Edited by Tanja A. Borzel, Thomas Risse

    Series: West European Politics

    This book provides a comprehensive account of the extent to which policies and institutions of the European Union (EU) spread across different contexts. Are the EU’s attempts to transfer its policies and institutions to accession and neighbourhood countries sustainable and effective? To what degree...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of Belgium

    Institutions and Policy under Bipolar and Centrifugal Federalism

    Edited by Marleen Brans, Lieven De Winter, Wilfried Swenden

    Series: West European Politics

    For too long Belgium remained an unexplored terrain by comparative political scientists. Belgium's politics were best known through the writings of Arend Lijphart, who considered it a model case of consociationalism. Over the past ten to fifteen years, the analysis of consociationalism has been...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Assessing Political Representation in Europe

    Edited by Christine Arnold, Mark N. Franklin

    Series: West European Politics

    It has long been realized that democratic governance requires a two-way flow of influence. Governments must be able to respond to what people want and people must be able to react to what governments do. These mechanisms of democratic governance have contributed to two research traditions: one, the...

    Published October 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Accountability and European Governance

    Edited by Deirdre Curtin, Peter Mair, Yannis Papadopoulos

    Series: West European Politics

    In recent years there has been a considerable effort in some transnational organizations and institutions to confront a crisis of legitimacy by promising more accountability and openness. This volume takes as its central focus the role of accountability in democratic governance, and attempts to...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Structure of Political Competition in Western Europe

    Edited by Zsolt Enyedi, Kevin Deegan-Krause

    Series: West European Politics

    Is European party politics hovering above society? Why do voters pick one party over others? Is it a question of class? Of religion? Of attitudes about taxes or immigration or global warming? Or is it something else entirely? The Structure of Political Competition in Western Europe takes a detailed...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Dynamics of Change in the European Union

    Edited by Daniel Naurin, Anne Rasmussen

    Series: West European Politics

    Agreements concerning inter-institutional rules in the treaties of the European Union often give rise to reactions and processes of adaptation within the EU institutions. Recent literature on EU legislative politics has increasingly examined decision-making within the EU institutions, but has...

    Published July 30th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Towards A New Executive Order In Europe?
    Edited by Deirdre Curtin, Morten Egeberg
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  2. Party Politics and Democracy in Europe: Essays in honour of Peter Mair
    Edited by Ferdinand Muller-Rommel, Fernando Casal Bértoa
    To Be Published August 24th 2015
  3. After Lisbon: National Parliaments in the European Union
    Edited by Katrin Auel, Thomas Christiansen
    To Be Published September 7th 2015
  4. From Europeanisation to Diffusion
    Edited by Tanja A. Borzel, Thomas Risse
    To Be Published December 15th 2015

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