Europe Today: National Politics, European Integration, and European Security / Edition 1

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This textbook is a true postDCold War enterprise. The contributors, an authoritative group of Americans and Europeans, explore the new Europe_West and East_using intertwining themes of domestic politics, European integration, and European security. The chapters_divided into country, institutional, and thematic sections_are both student and teacher friendly: clearly written, engaging, and tailored for classroom discussion. Each chapter provides necessary basic information and explanations, enhanced by an accessible and distinctive perspective on concepts and current debates.
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Editorial Reviews

Perspectives on Political Science
A very useful text, and not only for its principal audience.
Political Studies Review
Given the caliber of the contributors and the refreshingly accessible nature of the individual chapters, this edited volume should prove of considerable value to teachers and students of European studies.
Journal Of Strategic Studies
The variety of emphasis are hoped to encourage classroom discussion—an elegant reconciliation of educational merits with the difficulty of disciplining brilliant collaborators. Different and provoking approaches could also invite teachers to apply 'the good and fine art' of teaching against the text. The general tenor is realistic, without euphoric expectations. The primary quality of Europe Today as an American college textbook in international relations, in the essential context of national policies and interests, should not obscure its importance also for readers outside its primary target groups.
Perspectives On Political Science
A very useful text, and not only for its principal audience.
A textbook for an introductory course on the comparative politics of the continent. The focus is on the continuing though incomplete integration of Europe and the situation after the revolutions of the 1980s and 1990s, rather than the Cold War foundation of most earlier texts. Exposes students not only to Europe, but also to the concepts and practices of comparative politics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
The essays in Europe Today are well written and often stimulating...those teaching about contemporary Europe will find it a very useful work to have on their bookshelves.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847685912
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Series: Europe Today Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 10.14 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Tiersky is Eastman Professor of Politics at Amherst College.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Countries Chapter 3 Germany: Society and Democracy after the Fall of the Wall Chapter 4 France: A Crisis of Identity Chapter 5 Great Britain: The Reluctant European Chapter 6 Italy: A Society in Search of a State Chapter 7 Spain: From Isolation to Integration Chapter 8 Scandinavia: Still the Middle Way? Part 9 Institutions and Issues Chapter 10 European Integration: A History of Three Treaties Chapter 11 The Politics of Economic and Monetary Union Chapter 12 The Making of a Supernational Rule of Law: The Battle for Supremacy Chapter 13 Who Loses? Economic Integration, Unemployment, and Inequality Chapter 14 The New NATO Chapter 15 EU Enlargement: The Return to Europe Chapter 16 Europe Today: The Integration-Security Link Chapter 17 Glossary Chapter 18 Index Chapter 19 About the Contributors
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