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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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1-10 of 17 results in West European Politics
  1. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 30th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 6th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Interest Group Politics in Europe

    Lessons from EU Studies and Comparative Politics

    Edited by Jan Beyers, Rainer Eising, William A. Maloney

    Series: West European Politics

    Interest organizations have always assumed a prominent place in European politics because they link states with citizens, institutionalize the resolution of social conflicts, regulate important sectors of the economy and society, contribute to workable policy outcomes and socialize members into...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Understanding Electoral Reform

    Edited by Reuven Y. Hazan, Monique Leyenaar

    Series: West European Politics

    The field of elections and electoral systems, and particularly electoral reform, has exhibited tremendous growth and cross-national appeal over the last two decades. However, beyond an increased knowledge of voting rules and their consequences for political representation, little attention has been...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  10. European Politics

    Pasts, presents, futures

    Edited by Klaus H Goetz, Peter Mair, Gordon Smith

    Series: West European Politics

    This book arises out of a specially commissioned issue of West European Politics marking the journal's 30th anniversary. It examines the profound changes in the European political landscape over the last three decades, including the fall of Communism; progressive European integration; territorial...

    Published September 30th 2010 by Routledge