Europe, A Political Profile [2 volumes]: An American Companion to European Politics

Europe, A Political Profile [2 volumes]: An American Companion to European Politics

by Hans Slomp


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Specially written for an American audience, this accessible encyclopedic survey covers politics in every individual European nation and in the European Union.

The two-volume Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics is the first encyclopedic survey of politics in Europe especially written for a wide American public, including high school students. The first volume places national developments and institutions in a Europe-wide context and includes tables comparing European politics with U.S. politics. The second volume discusses the individual European nations by regional group, facilitating comparison of a country with neighboring nations.

All European countries are covered, including Turkey, Russia, and the Caucasian republics of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Each country profile includes an introduction to the land, the people, the economy, and the culture, as well as a timeline of historic highlights. The nation's political system is discussed, as are public policies and the major political parties. Each entry also provides tables listing heads of state, the composition of the legislative body, and the political leaders.

  • 45 country entries
  • Individual timelines of national history
  • 17 maps
  • Approximately 200 comparative tables
  • A glossary of 1,050 entries, including common French and German terms, that is a small encyclopedia in itself
  • An extensive list of Web resources and books for further reading

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313391811
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/26/2011
Pages: 868
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

Hans Slomp, PhD, is associate professor of comparative politics at the Institute for Management Research at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Holland.

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