Political Leaders of Contemporary Western Europe: A Biographical Dictionary

Political Leaders of Contemporary Western Europe: A Biographical Dictionary

by David Wilsford (Editor)




Recognized scholars from 15 countries offer rich political analyses of 71 European leaders chosen for the significant roles that they have played nationally, regionally, or internationally since 1945. Each in-depth political and intellectual biography assesses the leader's achievements and failures in historical context, key career moments, major allies and opponents and their impact, and the leader's interplay with different political institutions. The essays arranged alphabetically also give a few primary and secondary sources for further research. A short chronology and bibliographical essay on the subject of European political leadership and a full index further enhance this major reference designed for students, scholars, government officials, and journalists in political affairs, European studies, world history, and international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780720122923
Publisher: Mansell Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 08/01/1995
Pages: 532

About the Author

DAVID WILSFORD is President and Professor at the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France. He is the author of Doctors and the State (1991) and many articles on industrial and social policies in the advanced industrial democracies. Wilsford is currently working on a forthcoming book, The Comparative Economy of Health Care.

Table of Contents



Konrad Adenauer

Giulio Andreotti

Clement Attlee

Baudoin I

Enrico Berlinger and Bettino Craxi

Willy Brandt

Gro Harlem Bruntland

Santiago Carrillo

Jacques Chirac

Andre Cools

Alcide De Gaspari

Charles de Gaulle

Eaman de Valera

Michel Debre

Joop den Uyl

Willem Drees

Ludwig Erhard

Tage Erlander

Thorbjorn Falldin

Garret FitzGerald

Harilaos Florakis

Francisco Franco

Hans-Dietrich Genscher

Einar Gerhardsen

Valery Giscard d'Estaing

Felipe Gonzalez

Jorg Haider

Charles Haughey

Erich Honecker


Juan Carlos I

Konstantinos Karamanlis

Urho Kekkonen

Petra Kelly

Neil Kinnock

Helmut Kohl

Jens Otto Krag

Bruno Kreisky

Jean-Marie Le Pen

Sean Lemass

Ruud Lubbers

Joseph Luns

Harold Macmillan

Georges Marchais

Wilfried Martens

Pierre Mendes-France

Konstantinos Mitsotakis

Francois Mitterrand

Gustav Moller

Aldo Moro

Juho Kusti Paasikivi

Olof Palme

Andreas Papandreou

George Papandreou

Julius Raab

Karl Renner

Michel Rocard

Oliveira Salazar

Poul Schlutter

Helmut Schmidt

Mario Soares

Paul Henri Spaak

Franz-Joseph Straub

Dirk U. Stikker

Adolf Suarez

Margaret Thatcher

Leo Tindemanns

Palmiro Togliatti

Franz Vranitzky

Kare Willoch

Harold Wilson

Notes on Contributors

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