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Switzerland in Europe: Continuity and Change in the Swiss Political Economy

Switzerland in Europe: Continuity and Change in the Swiss Political Economy

1st Edition

Christine Trampusch, André Mach
August 10, 2018

While Switzerland is well known for its specific political institutions, such as direct democracy, federalism and neutrality, or for its banking secrecy, its socio-economic institutions, which decisively contributed to its prosperity, remain relatively unexplored. This book gives the first...

Poland Within the European Union: New Awkward Partner or New Heart of Europe?

Poland Within the European Union: New Awkward Partner or New Heart of Europe?

1st Edition

Aleks Szczerbiak
August 09, 2018

This book examines the first five years of Polish EU membership. The combination of Poland’s potential power as a major, and possibly controversial, player in both the region and Europe as a whole, and the apparent salience of Euroscepticism in domestic electoral politics at the core of the Polish...

Discretion in the Welfare State: Social Rights and Professional Judgment

Discretion in the Welfare State: Social Rights and Professional Judgment

1st Edition

Anders Molander
July 25, 2018

Welfare state professionals decide or establish premises as to whom will receive what, in what manner, when and how much, and when enough is enough. They control who passes through the gates of the welfare state. This book provides an in-depth understanding of the phenomenon of discretion. It...

Lobbying Success in the European Union: The Role of Information and Frames

Lobbying Success in the European Union: The Role of Information and Frames

1st Edition

Daniel Rasch
May 21, 2018

Having information is key for most political decisions – both for decision-makers and societal actors. This is especially crucial in democratic countries where external stakeholders are invited to participate in decision-making pro- cesses. Assuming that every actor that gets involved in...

Iceland’s Financial Crisis: The Politics of Blame, Protest, and Reconstruction

Iceland’s Financial Crisis: The Politics of Blame, Protest, and Reconstruction

1st Edition

Valur Ingimundarson, Philippe Urfalino, Irma Erlingsdóttir
April 25, 2018

Being the first casualty of the international financial crisis, Iceland was, in many ways, turned into a laboratory when it came to responding to one of the largest corporate failures on record. This edited volume offers the most wide-ranging treatment of the Icelandic financial crisis and its...

Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Political Economy, Security, and Society in the 21st Century

Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Political Economy, Security, and Society in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Matthew Evangelista
December 01, 2017

Italy from Crisis to Crisis seeks to understand Italy’s approach to crises by studying the country in regional, international, and comparative context. Without assuming that the country is abnormal or unusually crisis-prone, the authors treat Italy as an example from which other countries might...

The Moral Economy of EU Association with Africa

The Moral Economy of EU Association with Africa

1st Edition

Mark Langan
October 23, 2017

Africa’s association with the European Union has long been hailed as a progressive model of North-South relations. European officials, in particular, have represented the Africa-EU ‘partnership’ as a pro-poor enterprise in which trade interests are married to development prerogatives. Applying a...

Policy Making at the Second Tier of Local Government in Europe: What is happening in Provinces, Counties, Départements and Landkreise in the on-going re-scaling of statehood?

Policy Making at the Second Tier of Local Government in Europe: What is happening in Provinces, Counties, Départements and Landkreise in the on-going re-scaling of statehood?

1st Edition

Xavier Bertrana, Björn Egner, Hubert Heinelt
October 23, 2017

Debates about multi-level governance have led to a profound restructuring of regional and local government. The second level of local government is under review in most European countries, with the aim to strengthen the institutional capacity of municipalities or to develop appropriate...

The Politics of Trauma and Peace-Building: Lessons from Northern Ireland

The Politics of Trauma and Peace-Building: Lessons from Northern Ireland

1st Edition

Cillian McGrattan
October 23, 2017

In marked contrast to literary, historical and cultural studies, there has been a limited engagement with the concepts and politics of trauma by political science and peacebuilding research. This book explores the debate on trauma and peacebuilding and presents the challenges for democratization...

Eurozone Politics: Perception and reality in Italy, the UK, and Germany

Eurozone Politics: Perception and reality in Italy, the UK, and Germany

1st Edition

Philip Giurlando
October 23, 2017

The crisis of the Eurozone has had a significant impact on the politics of Europe. In many countries, the euro was largely interpreted by elites as a development that would ameliorate their nations’ problems. However, recent events have proven the contrary, with the rise of radical right-wing...

Unequal Europe: Social Divisions and Social Cohesion in an Old Continent

Unequal Europe: Social Divisions and Social Cohesion in an Old Continent

1st Edition

James Wickham
October 23, 2017

This wide-ranging and comparative text reviews the major theoretical and substantive debates on social inequality in Europe. It provides a valuable dual focus on European society and individual societies while placing Europe in its wider global context. Demonstrating the continued importance of...

Politics of Identity in Post-Conflict States: The Bosnian and Irish experience

Politics of Identity in Post-Conflict States: The Bosnian and Irish experience

1st Edition

Éamonn Ó Ciardha, Gabriela Vojvoda
October 13, 2017

Ireland and the Balkans have come to represent divided and (re)united communities. They both provide effective microcosms of national, ethnic, political, military, religious, ideological and cultural conflicts in their respective regions and, as a result, they demonstrate real and imaginary...

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