Europe Today: A Twenty-first Century Introduction

Europe Today: A Twenty-first Century Introduction

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Now in its fifth edition, Europe Today presents unrivaled coverage of developments in major European countries and across the region. Thoroughly revised and updated—with a new introduction and an added chapter on Spain—this is the only work that offers a sustained and unified set of both country case studies and thematic chapters on the European Union. Written by leading scholars from Europe and North America, the book offers a range of perspectives on the process of European integration, the evolution of economic performance, the spread of judicial authority, and the reaction to multiculturalism and immigration. Highlighting the impact of the global economic crisis and the struggle to assert Europe’s voice more widely, the contributors provide a cosmopolitan and pragmatic assessment of what Europeans have accomplished and what challenges they continue to face. Each chapter builds on a foundation of basic political information and explanation to develop distinctive and thought-provoking contributions to current debates. A book that informs but also engages, this comprehensive text will lead readers toward a coherent and informed view of Europe today.

Contributions by: Gianfranco Baldini, Simon Duke, Eric S. Einhorn, Gregory W. Fuller, Gabriel Goodliffe, Roberta Haar, Jonathan Hopkin, Erik Jones, R. Daniel Kelemen, Serhiy Kudelia, Benedicta Marzinotto, Jonathon W. Moses, Bruce Parrott, Sebastián Royo, Kate Alexander Shaw, Ben Stanley, Ronald Tiersky, John Van Oudenaren, and Helga A. Welsh

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442221093
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/12/2014
Series: Europe Today Series
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ronald Tiersky is Eastman Professor of Political Science at Amherst College. Erik Jones is director of European and Eurasian Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Ronald Tiersky and Erik Jones
Part I: Country Studies
Chapter 1: France: The Hollande Presidency, Promises and Pitfalls, Gabriel Goodliffe
Chapter 2: Great Britain: From New Labour to New Politics?, Kate Alexander Shaw and Jonathan Hopkin
Chapter 3: Germany: Challenges and Paradoxes, Helga A. Welsh
Chapter 4: Italy: Still the Age of Berlusconi, Gianfranco Baldini
Chapter 5: Scandinavia: Still the Middle Way?, Eric S. Einhorn
Chapter 6: Spain: After the Fiesta, Sebastián Royo
Chapter 7: Russia: European or Not?, Bruce Parrott and Serhiy Kudelia
Chapter 8: Poland: The Long Arm of Transition, Ben Stanley
Part II: Thematic Chapters
Chapter 9: European Integration: An Uncertain Prospect, John Van Oudenaren
Chapter 10: Economic Governance and Varieties of Capitalism, Benedicta Marzinotto
Chapter 11: Europe and the Global Economic Crisis, Erik Jones and Gregory W. Fuller
Chapter 12: European Law and Politics, R. Daniel Kelemen
Chapter 13: Migration in Europe, Jonathon W. Moses
Chapter 14: Would the Last Person to Leave Please Close the Door? A Reassessment of Transatlantic Security: Europe, the United States and NATO, Simon Duke and Roberta Haar

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