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European Democracies is an introduction to the politics and governments of Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. Organized thematically rather than country-by-country, this text examines topics such as political parties, electoral systems, the European Union, immigration, refugees and the welfare state, political culture, how to explain variations in policy outcomes, and how globalization is affecting European Democracies, among others.
Throughout, Markus Crepaz treats Europe as a single but diverse entity and asks readers to compare what they learn about European politics with the politics of their own country.
Key features in this new edition include:
- A thematic introduction to the politics and governments of Europe;
- Coverage of recent electoral politics in Europe;
- Comparative coverage organised around well-known concepts.
This key, in-depth text will be essential reading to anyone interested in European politics and comparative politics.