European Politics Catalog 2013

New & Forthcoming Titles

Southern Europe

  1. Dealing with the Legacy of Authoritarianism

    The “Politics of the Past” in Southern European Democracies

    Edited by Antonio Costa Pinto, Leonardo Morlino

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    In recent years the agenda of how to ‘deal with the past’ has become a central dimension of the quality of contemporary democracies. Many years after the process of authoritarian breakdown, consolidated democracies revisit the past either symbolically or to punish the elites associated with the...

    Published September 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  2. Euroscepticism in Southern Europe

    A Diachronic Perspective

    Edited by Susannah Verney

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    Euroscepticism has emerged as a growing constraint on European integration, starting with the Maastricht Treaty in the early 1990s, continuing with the mid-2000s constitutional debacle and intensifying with the eurozone crisis – a crisis in which Southern Europe has played a key role. But is...

    Published October 6th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Italy's Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century

    A Contested Nature?

    Edited by Ludovica Marchi, Richard Whitman, Geoffrey Edwards

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    Italy’s foreign policy has often been dismissed as too idiosyncratic, inconsistent and lacking ambition. This book offers new insights into the position Italy has attained in the international community in the 21st century. It explores how the country has sought to take advantage of its passage...

    To Be Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Portugal in the European Union

    Assessing Twenty-Five Years of Integration Experience

    Edited by Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira

    Series: Routledge Advances in European Politics

    This book examines the involvement of Portugal in the European integration process since the country signed the Accession Treaty in 1985. The volume elicits how Portugal has grasped opportunities and challenges emanating from its participation in the institutional, regulatory and...

    Published January 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Industrial Relations

    Labor Unions in Spain

    By Kerstin Hamann

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    As unions in most other industrialized democracies continue to decline, unions in Spain have been able to regain and maintain strength despite unfavorable institutional, political, and economic conditions. The Politics of Industrial Relations provides a comprehensive analysis of Spanish unions from...

    Published July 27th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Spain's 'Second Transition'?

    The Socialist Government of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

    Edited by Bonnie N. Field

    Few would have imagined the developments and the extent of reforms that occurred under Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero between 2004 and 2008. Under Zapatero, Spain rapidly withdrew Spanish troops from Iraq, held a very public political debate on the Spanish Civil War and the...

    Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Challenge of Differentiation in Euro-Mediterranean Relations

    Flexible Regional Cooperation or Fragmentation

    Edited by Esther Barbé, Anna Herranz-Surrallés

    The tension between the aim of creating sustainable multilateral region-building dynamics and the need to find more differentiated and flexible forms of cooperation has been ever-present in Euro-Mediterranean relations. The proliferation of different and partially overlapping initiatives in recent...

    Published June 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Union for the Mediterranean

    Edited by Federica Bicchi, Richard Gillespie

    This is the first comprehensive analysis of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), launched in 2008 amid great controversy within the European Union. Affected from the start by negative fallout from the failure of Middle East peace initiatives, its inadequacies have been underlined by the popular...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge