Comparative European Politics

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Josep M. Colomer
Routledge, Jul 25, 2008 - Political Science - 320 pages
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This is a clear, comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the institutional regimes of countries in Western Europe written by an outstanding group of political scientists. Completely revised and updated throughout, Comparative European Politics 3rd edition:

  • provides a complete coverage of individual countries or group of countries, as well as to the European Union allowing readers to draw sophisticated comparisons between countries
  • is written to a common template so that each chapter explores political parties, elections and electoral rules, parliaments, local, regional and state governments, and the relations between domestic institutions and the European Union.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Great Britain and Ireland Variations in Party Government
17
Germany The Grand Coalition State
58
France The Institutionalisation of Leadership
94
Italy The Neverending Transition of a Democratic Regime
135
Spain and Portugal Rule by Party Leadership
174
The Low Countries Confrontation and Coalition in Segmented Societies
208
The Nordic Countries Compromise and Corporatism in the Welfare State
246
The European Union A Federal Democratic Empire?
280
INDEX
307
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Josep M. Colomer is Professor of Political Science and Chair of Comparative European Politics at the University of Bristol. He is the author, among other books, of Great Empires, Small Nations (2007), Political Institutions (2001) and editor of the Handbook of Electoral System Choice (2004).

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