A major new thematically-organised introduction to the governance and politics of Europe. This text provides an accessible, up-to-date guide to both the institutions and the issues that matter in a continent where the boundaries between East and West, and between domestic and EU affairs are breaking down. Covering, but not confining itself to, a common core of countries (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, UK), it is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to one of the world's most important and fascinating regions.
TIM BALE is Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Sussex, UK. He was previously Lecturer in Politics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.