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European politics today, editors, Gabriel A. Almond, Russell J. Dalton, G. Bingham Powell, Jr

Label
European politics today
Title
European politics today
Statement of responsibility
editors, Gabriel A. Almond, Russell J. Dalton, G. Bingham Powell, Jr
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1911-
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  • Almond, Gabriel Abraham
  • Dalton, Russell J
  • Powell, G. Bingham
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  • Democracy
  • Democratization
  • Europe, Western
  • Europe
  • Europe, Eastern
Label
European politics today, editors, Gabriel A. Almond, Russell J. Dalton, G. Bingham Powell, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Part I.
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1.
  • European Context.
  • p. 1
  • Purpose and Organization of This Book.
  • p. 2
  • Emergence of Today's Europe.
  • p. 3
  • European Integration.
  • p. 7
  • Describing Europe: Large and Small Countries.
  • p. 7
  • Describing Europe: Rich and Poor Countries.
  • p. 9
  • Democratic Policies and Welfare in Europe.
  • p. 11
  • Development, Modernization, and Democracy.
  • p. 14
  • Ethnic and Religious Conflict in Europe.
  • p. 17
  • Democracy and Democratization.
  • p. 23
  • Chapter 2.
  • Democratic Political Culture and Political Action.
  • p. 28
  • Cultural Foundations of Democracy.
  • p. 29
  • Levels of a Political Culture.
  • p. 32
  • Participation and Democracy.
  • p. 42
  • Role of Interest Groups.
  • p. 47
  • Public and Democracy.
  • p. 49
  • Chapter 3.
  • Democratic Government in Europe.
  • p. 53
  • Constitutional Organization: Rules for Making Rules.
  • p. 54
  • Constitutional Organization: Electoral Rules.
  • p. 60
  • Parties and Party Competition.
  • p. 62
  • Government Formation and Policymaking.
  • p. 70
  • Introducing and Sustaining Democracy.
  • p. 76
  • Part II.
  • Established Democracies
  • Chapter 4.
  • Politics in England.
  • p. 85
  • Current Policy Challenges.
  • p. 86
  • Constraints of History.
  • p. 87
  • Environment of Politics.
  • p. 90
  • Structure of Government.
  • p. 95
  • Political Culture and Legitimacy.
  • p. 106
  • Political Socialization.
  • p. 110
  • Political Participation and Recruitment.
  • p. 113
  • Organizing Group Interests.
  • p. 116
  • Party System and Electoral Choice.
  • p. 120
  • Making and Delivering Government Policies.
  • p. 125
  • Policy Outcomes and Changes in Society.
  • p. 133
  • Chapter 5.
  • Politics in France.
  • p. 139
  • Current Policy Challenges.
  • p. 140
  • Historical Perspective.
  • p. 140
  • Economy and Society.
  • p. 141
  • Constitution and Governmental Structure.
  • p. 143
  • Political Culture.
  • p. 146
  • Political Socialization.
  • p. 151
  • Mass and Elite Recruitment.
  • p. 155
  • Interest Groups.
  • p. 162
  • Political Parties.
  • p. 167
  • Policy Processes.
  • p. 177
  • State and Territorial Relations.
  • p. 184
  • Performance and Prospects.
  • p. 187
  • Chapter 6.
  • Politics in Germany.
  • p. 197
  • Current Policy Challenges.
  • p. 198
  • Historical Legacy.
  • p. 199
  • Following Two Paths.
  • p. 201
  • Social Forces.
  • p. 205
  • Institutions and Structure of Government.
  • p. 208
  • Remaking Political Cultures.
  • p. 212
  • Political Learning and Political Communication.
  • p. 217
  • Citizen Participation.
  • p. 220
  • Politics at the Elite Level.
  • p. 223
  • Interest Groups.
  • p. 224
  • Party System.
  • p. 227
  • Electoral System.
  • p. 233
  • Policy Process.
  • p. 236
  • Policy Performance.
  • p. 240
  • Policy Challenges of Unification.
  • p. 245
  • After the Revolution.
  • p. 248
  • Part III.
  • Democratic Transitions
  • Chapter 7.
  • Politics in Spain.
  • p. 253
  • Policy Challenges.
  • p. 253
  • Historical Legacy.
  • p. 254
  • Democracy and Spain's Historical Cleavages.
  • p. 256
  • Resolving the Center-Periphery Cleavage.
  • p. 257
  • Structure and Process of the Political System.
  • p. 259
  • Political Culture and Political Socialization.
  • p. 269
  • Interest Groups.
  • p. 273
  • Electoral Competition in Spain.
  • p. 278
  • Policy Performance and Outcomes.
  • p. 291
  • Peaceful Disappearance of the Two Spains.
  • p. 301
  • Chapter 8.
  • Politics in Russia.
  • p. 307
  • Rebuilding Russia.
  • p. 307
  • Changing Political Institutions.
  • p. 308
  • Russian Political Culture in the Post-Soviet Period.
  • p. 320
  • Political Participation and Social Capital.
  • p. 322
  • Interest Articulation: From Statism to Pluralism.
  • p. 325
  • Politics of Economic Reform.
  • p. 338
  • Rule Adjudication: Toward a Constitutional Order.
  • p. 343
  • Is Russia a Democracy?.
  • p. 347
  • Chronology of Major Political Events: Russia, 1989-2000.
  • p. 348
  • Chapter 9.
  • Politics in Poland.
  • p. 357
  • Current Policy Challenges.
  • p. 358
  • Making of Modern Poland.
  • p. 358
  • Structure of the Political System.
  • p. 368
  • Political Culture.
  • p. 374
  • Political Socialization.
  • p. 378
  • Political Participation.
  • p. 381
  • Leadership Recruitment.
  • p. 382
  • Interest Groups.
  • p. 384
  • Political Parties.
  • p. 389
  • Policymaking Process.
  • p. 397
  • Policy Outcomes.
  • p. 399
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 404
  • Chapter 10.
  • Politics in Hungary.
  • p. 409
  • Current Policy Challenges.
  • p. 410
  • Historical Development and Political Experience in Hungary.
  • p. 411
  • Social Forces in Transition.
  • p. 418
  • New Democratic Structures.
  • p. 421
  • Democratic Political Culture in the Making?.
  • p. 427
  • Elite Level Politics.
  • p. 433
  • Interest Groups in Transition.
  • p. 434
  • New Politics Groups.
  • p. 437
  • Democratic Elections and the Emerging Party System.
  • p. 438
  • Policy Process and Performance.
  • p. 448
  • Decade After the Revolution.
  • p. 450
  • Part IV.
  • International Dimension
  • Chapter 11.
  • Politics in the European Union.
  • p. 455
  • Why "Europe"?.
  • p. 456
  • Historical Origins.
  • p. 457
  • Institutions.
  • p. 469
  • National Governments as Actors.
  • p. 477
  • Political Parties.
  • p. 477
  • Interest Groups.
  • p. 481
  • Public Opinion--Does It Matter?.
  • p. 482
  • Policymaking Process.
  • p. 485
  • External Relations.
  • p. 491
  • Entanglement of the "National" and the "European".
  • p. 491
  • Policy Performance.
  • p. 492
  • .
  • Policy Challenges.
  • p. 495
  • Appendix.
  • Guide to Comparing Nations.
  • p. 503
  • .
  • Index.
  • p. 505
Control code
l82001029054
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xvii, 510 p.
Isbn
9780321086129
Lccn
2001029054
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
European politics today, editors, Gabriel A. Almond, Russell J. Dalton, G. Bingham Powell, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Preface
  • Part I.
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1.
  • European Context.
  • p. 1
  • Purpose and Organization of This Book.
  • p. 2
  • Emergence of Today's Europe.
  • p. 3
  • European Integration.
  • p. 7
  • Describing Europe: Large and Small Countries.
  • p. 7
  • Describing Europe: Rich and Poor Countries.
  • p. 9
  • Democratic Policies and Welfare in Europe.
  • p. 11
  • Development, Modernization, and Democracy.
  • p. 14
  • Ethnic and Religious Conflict in Europe.
  • p. 17
  • Democracy and Democratization.
  • p. 23
  • Chapter 2.
  • Democratic Political Culture and Political Action.
  • p. 28
  • Cultural Foundations of Democracy.
  • p. 29
  • Levels of a Political Culture.
  • p. 32
  • Participation and Democracy.
  • p. 42
  • Role of Interest Groups.
  • p. 47
  • Public and Democracy.
  • p. 49
  • Chapter 3.
  • Democratic Government in Europe.
  • p. 53
  • Constitutional Organization: Rules for Making Rules.
  • p. 54
  • Constitutional Organization: Electoral Rules.
  • p. 60
  • Parties and Party Competition.
  • p. 62
  • Government Formation and Policymaking.
  • p. 70
  • Introducing and Sustaining Democracy.
  • p. 76
  • Part II.
  • Established Democracies
  • Chapter 4.
  • Politics in England.
  • p. 85
  • Current Policy Challenges.
  • p. 86
  • Constraints of History.
  • p. 87
  • Environment of Politics.
  • p. 90
  • Structure of Government.
  • p. 95
  • Political Culture and Legitimacy.
  • p. 106
  • Political Socialization.
  • p. 110
  • Political Participation and Recruitment.
  • p. 113
  • Organizing Group Interests.
  • p. 116
  • Party System and Electoral Choice.
  • p. 120
  • Making and Delivering Government Policies.
  • p. 125
  • Policy Outcomes and Changes in Society.
  • p. 133
  • Chapter 5.
  • Politics in France.
  • p. 139
  • Current Policy Challenges.
  • p. 140
  • Historical Perspective.
  • p. 140
  • Economy and Society.
  • p. 141
  • Constitution and Governmental Structure.
  • p. 143
  • Political Culture.
  • p. 146
  • Political Socialization.
  • p. 151
  • Mass and Elite Recruitment.
  • p. 155
  • Interest Groups.
  • p. 162
  • Political Parties.
  • p. 167
  • Policy Processes.
  • p. 177
  • State and Territorial Relations.
  • p. 184
  • Performance and Prospects.
  • p. 187
  • Chapter 6.
  • Politics in Germany.
  • p. 197
  • Current Policy Challenges.
  • p. 198
  • Historical Legacy.
  • p. 199
  • Following Two Paths.
  • p. 201
  • Social Forces.
  • p. 205
  • Institutions and Structure of Government.
  • p. 208
  • Remaking Political Cultures.
  • p. 212
  • Political Learning and Political Communication.
  • p. 217
  • Citizen Participation.
  • p. 220
  • Politics at the Elite Level.
  • p. 223
  • Interest Groups.
  • p. 224
  • Party System.
  • p. 227
  • Electoral System.
  • p. 233
  • Policy Process.
  • p. 236
  • Policy Performance.
  • p. 240
  • Policy Challenges of Unification.
  • p. 245
  • After the Revolution.
  • p. 248
  • Part III.
  • Democratic Transitions
  • Chapter 7.
  • Politics in Spain.
  • p. 253
  • Policy Challenges.
  • p. 253
  • Historical Legacy.
  • p. 254
  • Democracy and Spain's Historical Cleavages.
  • p. 256
  • Resolving the Center-Periphery Cleavage.
  • p. 257
  • Structure and Process of the Political System.
  • p. 259
  • Political Culture and Political Socialization.
  • p. 269
  • Interest Groups.
  • p. 273
  • Electoral Competition in Spain.
  • p. 278
  • Policy Performance and Outcomes.
  • p. 291
  • Peaceful Disappearance of the Two Spains.
  • p. 301
  • Chapter 8.
  • Politics in Russia.
  • p. 307
  • Rebuilding Russia.
  • p. 307
  • Changing Political Institutions.
  • p. 308
  • Russian Political Culture in the Post-Soviet Period.
  • p. 320
  • Political Participation and Social Capital.
  • p. 322
  • Interest Articulation: From Statism to Pluralism.
  • p. 325
  • Politics of Economic Reform.
  • p. 338
  • Rule Adjudication: Toward a Constitutional Order.
  • p. 343
  • Is Russia a Democracy?.
  • p. 347
  • Chronology of Major Political Events: Russia, 1989-2000.
  • p. 348
  • Chapter 9.
  • Politics in Poland.
  • p. 357
  • Current Policy Challenges.
  • p. 358
  • Making of Modern Poland.
  • p. 358
  • Structure of the Political System.
  • p. 368
  • Political Culture.
  • p. 374
  • Political Socialization.
  • p. 378
  • Political Participation.
  • p. 381
  • Leadership Recruitment.
  • p. 382
  • Interest Groups.
  • p. 384
  • Political Parties.
  • p. 389
  • Policymaking Process.
  • p. 397
  • Policy Outcomes.
  • p. 399
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 404
  • Chapter 10.
  • Politics in Hungary.
  • p. 409
  • Current Policy Challenges.
  • p. 410
  • Historical Development and Political Experience in Hungary.
  • p. 411
  • Social Forces in Transition.
  • p. 418
  • New Democratic Structures.
  • p. 421
  • Democratic Political Culture in the Making?.
  • p. 427
  • Elite Level Politics.
  • p. 433
  • Interest Groups in Transition.
  • p. 434
  • New Politics Groups.
  • p. 437
  • Democratic Elections and the Emerging Party System.
  • p. 438
  • Policy Process and Performance.
  • p. 448
  • Decade After the Revolution.
  • p. 450
  • Part IV.
  • International Dimension
  • Chapter 11.
  • Politics in the European Union.
  • p. 455
  • Why "Europe"?.
  • p. 456
  • Historical Origins.
  • p. 457
  • Institutions.
  • p. 469
  • National Governments as Actors.
  • p. 477
  • Political Parties.
  • p. 477
  • Interest Groups.
  • p. 481
  • Public Opinion--Does It Matter?.
  • p. 482
  • Policymaking Process.
  • p. 485
  • External Relations.
  • p. 491
  • Entanglement of the "National" and the "European".
  • p. 491
  • Policy Performance.
  • p. 492
  • .
  • Policy Challenges.
  • p. 495
  • Appendix.
  • Guide to Comparing Nations.
  • p. 503
  • .
  • Index.
  • p. 505
Control code
l82001029054
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xvii, 510 p.
Isbn
9780321086129
Lccn
2001029054
Other physical details
ill., maps

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