European Politics in Transition

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008 - Social Science - 592 pages
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This comprehensive text offers a stimulating introduction to the political systems of post-World War II Europe. The Sixth Edition uses a region-by-region approach, focusing in turn on Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Eastern Europe, and the

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Mark Kesselman is Editor of the INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW and professor emeritus of political science at Columbia University. His research and teaching focuses on the political economy of advanced capitalism, with particular attention to French politics, the Left, and organized labor in Western Europe. He has published articles in the AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, COMPARATIVE POLITICS, WORLD POLITICS, POLITICS & SOCIETY, and elsewhere. He is author, co-author, or editor of THE FRENCH WORKERS' MOVEMENT: ECONOMIC CRISIS AND POLITICAL CHANGE (1984), EUROPEAN POLITICS IN TRANSITION (2009), and READINGS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS (2006).

Joel Krieger is Norma Wilentz Hess Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College and chair of the Department of Political Science. His publications include BRITISH POLITICS IN THE GLOBAL AGE: CAN SOCIAL DEMOCRACY SURVIVE? (Polity, 1999), and REAGAN, THATCHER, AND THE POLITICS OF DECLINE (Oxford University Press, 1986). He is editor-in-chief of THE OXFORD COMPANION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Christopher S. Allen is an associate professor at the University of Georgia, where he teaches courses in comparative politics and political economy. He has held research fellowships at the Harvard Business School, Johns Hopkins University, and from the German Marshall Fund. He is the editor of THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE GERMAN POLITICAL PARTY SYSTEM (Berghahn, 1999), and is working on a study of democratic representation in parliamentary and presidential systems.

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