The Routledge Handbook of European Elections explores the multifaceted dimension of the European Parliamentas (EP) electoral contests across the European Community and European Union since 1979. After setting a general empirical and theoretical framework, this collaborative project presents original contributions from leading experts in the field. Each case study adheres to a common template that makes it easy to compare data, methodology and outcomes. Every country chapter includes: a brief geopolitical profile and historical background of the Member State; a glance at the national political landscape; a brief account of the main political parties, including their attitude toward the European Union; a section on public opinion and European integration; a summary of electoral systems; an overview of all EP and national elections; an in-depth analysis of the 2009 EP electoral race; an overall theoretical interpretation of European elections. A comparative chapter closes the Handbook followed by an extensive coverage of the 2014 EP contest with a detailed analysis of the newly elected European Assembly in terms of political group and gender composition. The volume aims to enhance readersa understanding of the European Parliament and revive their interest in the European integration process. By providing a wide range of national and European facts and figures, this investigation represents a comprehensive reference guide to scholars, practitioners and students of the European Parliament, European elections, political parties, European Union, comparative and gender politics.Marek RybAirE, PhD Political Science from Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia, is an Associate Professor of Political Science at ... Routledge (2014); Die AuAenpolitik der europAcischen LAcnder, Springer VS (2015); Grenzen der deutschen Europapolitik, Springer VS ... Julie Smith, DPhil in Politics, Oxford, UK, is Director of the European Centre at Cambridge University, Fellow in Politics at Robinsonanbsp;...
|Title||:||Routledge Handbook of European Elections|
|Author||:||Donatella M. Viola|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2015-08-14|