Routledge Handbook of European Politics
This Handbook is a comprehensive reference guide to the complexities of European Politics. The Handbook uses a pan-European approach, in order to recognise differences between West, East, South and North and also within regions and also to emphasise the comparison between the different countries of the European Union. It takes into account the impact of the European integration process on national political systems, both within and without the European Union and also identifies patterns of common European activity such as European foreign policy, public administration, policy areas and the making of European economic governance.
Subjects covered include:
- the political systems, institutions, party systems and political parties.
- the history and theories
- the EU political system and institutions
- political elites
- civil society
- political economy
- systems of interest intermediation and public policy
- external policies of the EU.
The Handbook is an invaluable resource for all scholars of the European Union, European Politics and Comparative Politics.