Governing the New Europe

Governing the New Europe

Book Pages: 432 Illustrations: Published: October 1995

European Studies, Politics > Political Science

Governing the New Europe provides a comprehensive and scholarly account of the changing political map of Europe as it emerges from the Cold War. Exploring the variations of liberal democracy and market economy among the European states, as well as current trends in these directions, the contributors to this volume, all leading authorities in European politics, consider whether a common political model has begun to emerge out of historic European diversity.
Beginning with a discussion of the political, economic, and cultural development of Europe from a historical perspective, the focus of the book shifts to an examination of the changing forms of European democracy and the move from public ownership and planning to privatization and deregulated competition. Further essays analyze the challenge to national party systems and electoral performance from emerging social movements and organized interest groups. Political and bureaucratic structures are also examined as is the new European constitutionalism reflected in the increasingly significant role of the judiciary. Lastly, attention is turned to several major themes in European politics: the changing foundations of foreign and security policy, the function of industrial champion firms, and the retreat from the welfare state. Primarily comparative in its scope, Governing the New Europe does devote particular attention to specific major states as well as to the importance of the European Union to the political life of member and non-member countries.
Neither exaggerating the common features of the patterns that have emerged in contemporary Europe nor capitulating to the complexity of enduring differences and instabilities between states, Governing the New Europe will become one of the standard texts in its field.

Contributors. Jack Hayward, Jolyon Howorth, Herbert Kitschelt, Marie Lavigne, Tom Mackie, Michael Mezey, Edward C. Page, Richard Parry, Richard Rose, Anthony Smith, Alec Stone



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Jack Hayward is Professor of Politics and Director of the Oxford Institute of European Studies and Fellow of St. Antony’s College at Oxford University.

Edward C. Page is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hull.

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List of Contributors


Part I A Constellation of Sovereign States

1. Patterns and Diversity in European State Development / Edward C. Page

2. The Nations of Europe after the Cold War / Anthony Smith

3. Dynamics of Democratic Regimes / Richard Rose

4. Market Economies as Project and Practice / Marie Lavigne

Part II The Political System at Work

5. A Silent Revolution in Europe? / Herbert Kitschelt

6. Parties and Elections / Tom Mackie

7. Parliament in the New Europe / Michael L. Mezey

8. Organized Interests and Public Policies / Jack Hayward

9. Administering Europe / Edward C. Page

10. Governing with Judges: the New Constitutionalism / Alec Stone

Part III From Leader to Follower

11. Towards a European Foreign and Security Policy? / Jolyon Howorth

12. International Industrial Champions / Jack Hayward

13. Redefining the Welfare State / Richard Parry

14. Governing the New Europe / Jack Hayward

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Paper ISBN: 978-0-8223-1724-1 / Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8223-1727-2
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