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European Democracies, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By Markus Crepaz, Jurg Steiner

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 1, 2012

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Organized thematically rather than country-by-country, European Democracies is an introduction to the politics and governments of Western, Central, and Eastern Europe.


Analyzing European countries from the level of the European Union and from the level of regions, this text surveys issues ranging from parties and policy to democratization and globalization. Throughout, Markus Crepaz and Jurg Steiner treat Europe as a single but diverse entity and ask students to compare what they learn about European politics with the politics of their own country.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Becoming Modern in Europe and America: Different History, Different Politics

Chapter 2. Political Parties

Chapter 3. Parliaments: How They are Elected and How They Work

Chapter 4. Cabinet Formation and Heads of State

Chapter 5. Courts

Chapter 6. Federalism and Referendum

Chapter 7. Social Movements

Chapter 8. The State and Economic Interest Groups

Chapter 9. Policy Outcomes

Chapter 10. The End of the Cold War

Chapter 11. Transitions to Democracy

Chapter 12. Nationalism and Ethnic Movements

Chapter 13. Power Sharing in Deeply Divided Societies

Chapter 14. The European Union

Chapter 15. Globalization and European Democracies

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$30.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-85479-0