eBook Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion To European Politics, 1st Edition

  • Hans Slomp
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  • ISBN-10: 0313391823
  • ISBN-13: 9780313391828
  • DDC: 320.94
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 868 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Which country has the only democratic presidential system in Europe? Who is most powerful, the British prime minister, the German chancellor, or the French president? Who dominates politics in the first European countries to legalize same-sex marriage, leftist parties or Christian democratic parties? If you aren’t sure, this book is for you.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
List of Maps, Figures, and Tables.
Introduction to Volume 1.
1: Politics: Basic Concepts.
2: Democracy.
3: Europe.
4: The European Experience: A Historical Note.
5: The Nature of European Nations.
6: The Design of European Democracy.
7: European Liberals Are Not American Liberals: The European Ideologies.
8: From Elections to Governments: The Long Way.
9: Government and Parliament.
10: Civil Society.
11: Local and Regional Government.
12: Public Policy.
13: Supranational Politics: The European Union.
14: International Politics.
15: European Nations by Region.
16: Europe and the United States: Social Class and Race—Convergence or Divergence?.
Sources Quoted in Volume I.
1992 EU Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty), Preamble, Titles I and II.
The 1999 Blair/Schröder Manifesto: Europe: The Third Way/Die Neue Mitte.
List of European Nations and the United States.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Introduction to Volume 2.
1: British Isles: Ireland, Great Britain.
2: The Big Three of Continental Western Europe: Germany, France, Italy.
3: Scandinavia: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland.
4: The Low Countries: The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg.
5: The Alpine Nations: Switzerland, Austria.
6: Iberian Peninsula: Portugal, Spain.
7: The Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
8: Mid-Central Europe: Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary.
9: Balkan Peninsula: The Former Yugoslavia—Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia.
10: The Other Balkan Countries: Albania, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece.
11: Eastern Europe: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine.
12: Southeastern Europe: Turkey, Caucasian Countries (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan).
13: The Other Countries: Iceland, Malta, Cyprus.
14: The Ministates: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City State.
Glossary: Part I.
Glossary: Part II.
Sources and Further Reading.
List of European Nations and the United States.