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This completely new volume of this highly successful textbook adopts an entirely reconceived framework focusing centrally on the capacity, legitimacy, effectiveness and resilience of the states of Western Europe and the challenges they face at the start of the new millennium. Bringing together specially-commissioned chapters by leading authorities it will be essential reading for students and specialists alike.
Introduction: West European States Confront the Challenge of a New Millennium; P. Heywood, E.Jones & M.Rhodes
PART ONE: THE STATE AND EUROPE
Europe at the Crossroads; E.Jones
Welfare States and Europe and Europe; M.Rhodes
Reorganizing Security in Europe; H.Sjursen
PART TWO: LEGITIMACY: DO STATES COMMAND THE LOYALTY OF THEIR CITIZENS?
Nationalism and Collective Identities: Europe versus the Nation-State?; T.Risse
Participation and Voting; D.Broughton
Party Systems, Electoral Cleavages, and Government Stability; P.Webb
Extremist Movements; C.Mudde
PART THREE: GOVERNANCE AND EFFECTIVENESS: DO STATE INSTITUTIONS DELIVER ON POPULAR DEMANDS?
Executive Capacity and Legislative Limits; P.Heywood
Disintegration or Reconfiguration? Organised Interests in Western Europe; R.Eising & M.Cini
Political Corruption, Democracy, and Governance in Western Europe; P.Heywood, V.Pujas and M.Rhodes
Territorial Politics and the New Regionalism; M.Keating
PART FOUR: RESILIENCE: CAN STATES RESPOND TO NEW CHALLENGES AND DEMANDS?
Environmental Challenges; N.Carter
The Information Society; D.Levy
European Immigration Policies at the Crossroads; C.Joppke
Crime, Trafficking, Prostitution and Drugs; G.Campani
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