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Statecraft of Consensus Democracies in a Turbulent World : A Comparative Study of Austria, Belgium,

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Taking a multi-dimensional and multi-spatial approach, this book examines the consensus democracies of Austria, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland over the past 40 years.

Magone examines how these democracies have been transformed by Europeanization thrusts and global turbulence yet are able to maintain political stability. It provides historical context including the different phases of transformation: the golden period (1945-1979); disorganised capitalism(1979-1993); and re-equilibration(1993-). It continues to address government, parliament, the judiciary, subnational government, the rise of populism and political parties, and foreign policy and concludes with a chapter on the European Union which has become a consensus democratic political system par excellence.

Based on original research, this book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of comparative politics, West European politics, the politics of small states in Europe, European government, and those with a particular interest in the politics of Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

Number of Pages: 341
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Josu00e9 M. Magone
Language: English
Street Date: December 16, 2016
TCIN: 51750464
UPC: 9780415502788
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-4045
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