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Routledge Advances in European Politics


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The Selection of Ministers in Europe: Hiring and Firing

The Selection of Ministers in Europe: Hiring and Firing

1st Edition

Keith Dowding, Patrick Dumont
February 28, 2016

This volume discusses the formation of government cabinets within twenty European democracies, providing the institutional background to the selection and de-selection of ministers. Exploring the historical and constitutional context to cabinet formation, this volume proceeds to provide vital data...

The Politics of EU Accession: Turkish Challenges and Central European Experiences

The Politics of EU Accession: Turkish Challenges and Central European Experiences

1st Edition

Lucie Tunkrova, Pavel Šaradín
January 21, 2016

The question of Turkish membership in the European Union is highly controversial and subject to many misperceptions and misunderstandings on both sides. This book examines the politics of EU accession which have evolved during the expansion of the EU, from more procedural conditions to provisions...

EU Enlargement and Socialization: Turkey and Cyprus

EU Enlargement and Socialization: Turkey and Cyprus

1st Edition

Stefan Engert
January 21, 2016

The European Union’s enlargement has been considered a success story – apart from Cyprus and Turkey. This book looks at the EU’s expansion and examines its effectiveness in terms of international socialization and compliance, focussing specifically on the socialization of Turkey and Cyprus into the...

Europe Unbound: Enlarging and Reshaping the Boundaries of the European Union

Europe Unbound: Enlarging and Reshaping the Boundaries of the European Union

1st Edition

Jan Zielonka
December 09, 2015

Europe Unbound provides an analysis of the enlargement of the European Union and examines from both a theoretical and a political approach issues such as:* Where does Europe end?* Should Europe's borders be open or closed?* How does the evolution of territorial politics impact on the course of...

Party Strategies in Western Europe: Party Competition and Electoral Outcomes

Party Strategies in Western Europe: Party Competition and Electoral Outcomes

1st Edition

Gemma Loomes
November 06, 2015

This book examines political party system change from a party-centric perspective and assesses how, and to what extent, established political parties in western Europe can maintain their dominant positions. Parties are increasingly competing in a changeable environment and this book assesses the...

Portugal in the European Union: Assessing Twenty-Five Years of Integration Experience

Portugal in the European Union: Assessing Twenty-Five Years of Integration Experience

1st Edition

Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira
October 12, 2015

This book examines the involvement of Portugal in the European integration process since the country signed the Accession Treaty in 1985. The volume elicits how Portugal has grasped opportunities and challenges emanating from its participation in the institutional, regulatory and...

The European Union and Occupied Palestinian Territories: State-building without a state

The European Union and Occupied Palestinian Territories: State-building without a state

1st Edition

Dimitris Bouris
October 12, 2015

This book analyses the present European Union (EU) approach to state-building, both in policy and operation. It offers a review of the literature on peace-building, EU state-building and conflict resolution, before examining in detail the EU’s role as a state-builder in the case of the Occupied...

Europeanization, Integration and Identity: A Social Constructivist Fusion Perspective on Norway

Europeanization, Integration and Identity: A Social Constructivist Fusion Perspective on Norway

1st Edition

Gamze Tanil
September 29, 2015

This book analyses how domestic and European structures impact on national actors’ identities, interests and foreign policy practices. Employing Norway as the case study area, the author uses this nation as an example to assess Europeanization and identity politics across the European Union (EU)....

New Democracies in Crisis?: A Comparative Constitutional Study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia

New Democracies in Crisis?: A Comparative Constitutional Study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia

1st Edition

Paul Blokker
September 04, 2015

This book considers whether the potential of democracy following the end of the Cold War was diminished by technocratic, judicial control of politics in the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe. It explores the complexities and drawbacks of modern constitutionalism by offering a...

Party Attitudes Towards the EU in the Member States: Parties for Europe, Parties against Europe

Party Attitudes Towards the EU in the Member States: Parties for Europe, Parties against Europe

1st Edition

Nicolò Conti
August 21, 2015

In a moment where the EU is facing an important number of challenges, there is growing interest in understanding how parties influence the way Europe evolves as a political issue, notably how parties structure domestic competition over European issues and they mobilise sentiments in referenda over...

Institutional Legacies of Communism: Change and Continuities in Minority Protection

Institutional Legacies of Communism: Change and Continuities in Minority Protection

1st Edition

Karl Cordell, Timofey Agarin, Alexander Osipov
August 14, 2015

Twenty years after the demise of communist policy, this book evaluates the continuing communist legacies in the current minority protection systems and legislations across a number of states in post-communist Europe. The fall of communism and the process of democratisation across post-communist...

Social Networks and Public Support for the European Union

Social Networks and Public Support for the European Union

1st Edition

Elizabeth Radziszewski
August 14, 2015

Although political conversations on European integration are common, they are not part of existing explanations for attitude formation on the EU. This book examines the impact of social interactions, specifically interpersonal and informal discussions, on shaping individuals’ views on European...

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