The Politicization of Europe

The Politicization of Europe
Author: Paul Statham,Hans-Jörg Trenz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN: 1136209565
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politicization of Europe Book Excerpt:

This book examines how mass media debates have contributed to the politicization of the European Union. The public controversies over the EU’s attempted Constitution-making (and its failure) sowed the seeds for a process of politicization that has advanced ever since: an increasing visibility for the EU in mass-mediated public debates that is combined with a growing public contestation over Europe within national politics. The book presents an original systematic study of the emerging field of political discourse carried by the mass media in France, Germany and Britain to examine the performance of Europe’s public sphere. Whilst the EU’s increasing politicization can be seen as beneficial to European democracy, potentially ‘normalizing’ the EU-level within national politics, the same developments can also be a threat to democracy, leading to populist and xenophobic responses and a decline in political trust. Such discussions are key to understanding the EU’s legitimacy and how its democratic politics can work in an era of mediated politics. The Politicization of Europe will be of interest to students and scholars of comparative politics, media studies, communication, sociology and European studies.

Opposing Europe The Comparative Party Politics of Euroscepticism

Opposing Europe   The Comparative Party Politics of Euroscepticism
Author: Aleks Szczerbiak,Paul Taggart
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780199258352
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opposing Europe The Comparative Party Politics of Euroscepticism Book Excerpt:

This ground-breaking, state-of-the-art book provides the first comprehensive review of Euroscepticism in contemporary European politics. Leading scholars address the strength and breadth of Euroscepticism across a range of EU member and candidate states, and draw out comparative lessons on the nature of political parties, party systems, and the domestic politics of European integration.

International Relations Theory and the Politics of European Integration

International Relations Theory and the Politics of European Integration
Author: Morten Kelstrup,Michael Charles Williams
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780415214162
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Relations Theory and the Politics of European Integration Book Excerpt:

Indhold: Introduction: integration and the politics of community in the New Europe by Morteh Kelstrup and Michael C. Williams; 1. Europe is not where it is supposed to be by R.B.J. Walker; 2. International theory and European integration by Steve Smith; 3. European communities in a neo-medieval global polity: the dilemmas of fairyland? by N.J. Rennger; 4. The art of war and the construction of peace: toward a virtual theory of international relations by James der Derian; 5. Sovereignty, anarchy and law in Europe: when legal norms turn into political facts by Marlene Wind; 6. Gendered communities: the ambiguuous attraction of Europe by Lene Hansen; 7. Contested community: migration and the question of the political in the EU by Jef Huysmans; 8. When two becom one: interneal and external securitisations in Europe by Didier Bigo; 9. The European Central Bank and the problem of authority by Randall D. Germain; 10. "And never the twain shall meet?" The EU's quest for legitimacy and enlargement by Lykke Friis and Anna Murphy; 11. The EU as a security actor: reflections from a pessimistic constructivist on post-sovereign security orders by Ole Wæver

Contents of the Politicization of European Integration

Contents of the Politicization of European Integration
Author: Simon Maag
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Mediated Politics of Europe

The Mediated Politics of Europe
Author: Mats Ekström,Julie Firmstone
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN: 3319566296
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mediated Politics of Europe Book Excerpt:

This edited collection makes a unique contribution to analyses of the changing nature and challenges of mediated political communication, through a distinctive comparative discourse analytical approach. The book explores how politics is performed and discursively constructed in television news and current affairs in five countries (France, Greece, Italy, Sweden and the UK) and focuses on a moment in time in European politics characterized by challenging tensions; increased Euroscepticism, questioning of mainstream politics; accentuated gaps between the elite and the citizens, and polarizations between member states. Emphasising the performative and discursive dimensions of political communication, the chapters provide a detailed comparative analysis that is centred around three themes: how symbolic representations of politics are shaped by journalistic practices, genres and styles of news reporting; the language and performances of mainstream and populist political leaders; and the participation and representation of citizens’ voices.

Politics in Europe Structures and Processes in Some Postindustrial Democracies

Politics in Europe  Structures and Processes in Some Postindustrial Democracies
Author: Martin O. Heisler
Publsiher: New York : McKay
Total Pages: 415
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comparative government
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Politics of Crisis in Europe

The Politics of Crisis in Europe
Author: Mai'a K. Davis Cross
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 1108184111
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Crisis in Europe Book Excerpt:

The Politics of Crisis in Europe explores the resilience of the European Union in the face of repeated crises perceived to threaten its very existence. While it is often observed after the fact that these crises serve as opportunities for integration, this is the first critical analysis to suggest that we cannot fully understand the nature and severity of these crises without recognising the role of societal reaction to events and the nature of social narratives about crisis, especially those advanced by the media. Through a close examination of the 2003 Iraq crisis, the 2005 constitutional crisis, and the 2010–12 Eurozone crisis, this book identifies a pattern across these episodes, demonstrating how narratives about crises provide the means to openly air underlying societal tensions that would otherwise remain under the surface, impeding further integration.

Health Politics in Europe

Health Politics in Europe
Author: Ellen M. Immergut,Karen M. Anderson,Camilla Devitt,Tamara Popic
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 792
Release: 2021-06-02
ISBN: 0192604244
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Politics in Europe Book Excerpt:

Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook is a major new reference work, which provides historical background and up-to-date information and analysis on health politics and health systems throughout Europe. In particular, it captures developments that have taken place since the end of the Cold War, a turning point for many European health systems, with most post-communist transition countries privatizing their state-run health systems, and many Western European health systems experimenting with new public management and other market-oriented health reforms. Following three introductory, stage-setting chapters, the handbook offers country cases divided into seven regional sections, each of which begins with a short regional outlook chapter that highlights the region's common characteristics and divergent paths taken by the separate countries, including comparative data on health system financing, healthcare access, and the political salience of health. Each regional section contains at least one detailed main case, followed by shorter treatments of the other countries in the region. Country chapters feature a historical overview focusing on the country's progression through a series of political regimes and the consequences of this history for the health system; an overview of the institutions and functioning of the contemporary health system; and a political narrative tracing the politics of health policy since 1989. This political narrative, the core of each country case, examines key health reforms in order to understand the political motivations and dynamics behind them and their impact on public opinion and political legitimacy. The handbook's systematic structure makes it useful for country-specific, cross-national, and topical research and analysis.

Populism and the Politicization of the COVID 19 Crisis in Europe

Populism and the Politicization of the COVID 19 Crisis in Europe
Author: Giuliano Bobba,Nicolas Hubé
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN: 3030660117
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Populism and the Politicization of the COVID 19 Crisis in Europe Book Excerpt:

This edited book provides a first overview of how populist parties responded to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in Europe. Although populism would normally benefit from crisis situations (e.g., political representation or economic crises), the peculiar nature of this health crisis does not make the benefit obvious. For it to be exploited, a crisis must be politicized. While populists have tried to take advantage of the crisis situation, the impossibility of taking ownership of the COVID-19 issue has made the crisis hard to be exploited. In particular, populists in power have tried to depoliticize the pandemic, whereas radical right-populists in opposition tried to politicize the crisis, though failing to gain the relevant public support. This book considers populist parties in eight European democracies, providing a framework of analysis for their responses to the COVID-19 crisis. It does so by engaging with the literature on crisis and populism from a theoretical perspective and through the lens of the politicization process.

The Politics of Legitimation in the European Union

The Politics of Legitimation in the European Union
Author: Christopher Lord,Peter Bursens,Dirk De Bièvre,Jarle Trondal,Ramses A. Wessel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-04-07
ISBN: 100052857X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Legitimation in the European Union Book Excerpt:

This book examines and investigates the legitimacy of the European Union by acknowledging the importance of variation across actors, institutions, audiences, and context. Case studies reveal how different actors have contributed to the politics of (re)legitimating the European Union in response to multiple recent problems in European integration. The case studies look specifically at stakeholder interests, social groups, officials, judges, the media and other actors external to the Union. With this, the book develops a better understanding of how the politics of legitimating the Union are actor-dependent, context-dependent and problem-dependent. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of European integration, as well as those interested in legitimacy and democracy beyond the state from a point of view of political science, political sociology and the social sciences more broadly.

Power Performance and Politics

Power  Performance and Politics
Author: Werner A. Meier,Josef Trappel
Publsiher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Performance and Politics Book Excerpt:

For 25 years, members of the Euromedia Research Group have analyzed the connection between mass media, the public, and politics. On the basis of established and new theoretical approaches, this collection of papers â?? by members of the Group â?? examines the changes in the European media. It also looks at the European trends of central media-political concepts, such as media diversity, journalistic responsibility, and media governance.

European Politics in Transition

European Politics in Transition
Author: Mark Kesselman
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Politics in Transition Book Excerpt:

Written by six prominent scholars, European Politics in Transition presents a stimulating and comprehensive introduction to the political systems of post-World War II Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Eastern Europe, and the European Union. Four key themes--economic management, relationships between countries, the challenges of democracy, and the political impact of social diversity--are used to illustrate the concept of politics in transition within each country and on a global level.

Green Parties and Politics in the European Union

Green Parties and Politics in the European Union
Author: Elizabeth E. Bomberg
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 1998
ISBN: 0415102650
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Parties and Politics in the European Union Book Excerpt:

A review of the goals, strategies and impact of Green actors in the EC, with case studies including the important German Greens. This text looks at the relationship between movements and parties, and at the Greens' alternative of a Europe of the Regions.

The Politics of Immigration in Western Europe

The Politics of Immigration in Western Europe
Author: Martin Baldwin-Edwards,Martin A. Schain
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-10-11
ISBN: 1135203490
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Immigration in Western Europe Book Excerpt:

This book is devoted to an analysis of how immigration has emerged as a political issue, how the politics of immigration have been constructed, and what have been the consequences in western Europe. Specific coverage is given to France, the UK, Italy, Austria and Germany, along with the emerging EU policy process and some cross-national comparisons.

The Politics of EU Accession

The Politics of EU Accession
Author: Lucie Tunkrova,Pavel Šaradín
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-05-04
ISBN: 1136979271
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of EU Accession Book Excerpt:

This book examines the politics of EU accession; by assessing the experiences of the newly-democratised and acceded Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, and the challenges that Turkey faces.

Bricks in the Wall

Bricks in the Wall
Author: Alison Johnston,Paulette Kurzer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 1000372154
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bricks in the Wall Book Excerpt:

This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of how politics shape housing markets and vice-versa. It demonstrates how housing impacts a variety of social and political phenomenon including populist politics, generational divides, wealth inequality, monetary policy, and the welfare state. Housing and housing markets have important implications for economic stability, public policy, domestic politics and wealth inequality in Europe and beyond. Yet despite its importance, housing has received relatively little attention in comparative politics scholarship. The contributions within this volume push the scholarship of housing into fresh, innovative directions. The chapters focus on housing’s contribution to wealth inequality, how housing constrains governments’ policy choices in welfare state reform and how it can strengthen governments’ hands in financial regulation. Other contributions reveal the impact of housing on central bankers’ motivations for implementing monetary expansion, highlight the generational divide in gaining access to home-ownership, demonstrate how housing-driven wealth inequality steers voters political preferences towards right-wing populism, and explain how housing gradually shifted from being a social right to an object of investment in Europe, even within its most egalitarian states. These contributions cover a diversity of cases in Western and Eastern Europe and theoretical paradigms that will appeal to scholars and policy makers alike. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of West European Politics.

Peace War and Party Politics

Peace  War and Party Politics
Author: Geoffrey Hicks
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780719075957
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peace War and Party Politics Book Excerpt:

This book examines the mid-Victorian Conservative Party's significant but overlooked role in British foreign policy and in contemporary debate about Britain's relations with Europe.

The Politics and Economies of European Integration

The Politics and Economies of European Integration
Author: U.W.. Kitzinger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ethnic Politics in Eastern Europe

Ethnic Politics in Eastern Europe
Author: Janusz Bugajski
Publsiher: M.E. Sharpe
Total Pages: 493
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9781563242823
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnic Politics in Eastern Europe Book Excerpt:

This guide charts national histories and policies, relevant statistics and chronologies, and the identities, programmes, and activities of the full spectrum of ethnically-based parties and organizations in Central and Eastern Europe.

Illiberal Politics and Religion in Europe and Beyond

Illiberal Politics and Religion in Europe and Beyond
Author: Anja Hennig,Mirjam Weiberg-Salzmann
Publsiher: Campus Verlag
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN: 3593443147
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illiberal Politics and Religion in Europe and Beyond Book Excerpt:

Globale Migrationsbewegungen, Sicherheitsbedrohungen und soziale Umwälzungen haben in den vergangenen Jahren den Aufstieg populistischer rechter Parteien und Bewegungen in Europa und im transatlantischen Raum befördert. Religiöse Akteure stellen potenzielle Allianzpartner für diese Gruppierungen dar. Denn religiöse Interpretationen, etwa die Bezugnahme auf christliche Traditionen, bieten ein Reservoir für die Konstruktion vermeintlich natürlicher Geschlechterordnungen, exkludierender Vorstellungen homogener Nationen und anti-muslimischer Narrative. Dieses Buch analysiert die ideologische, strukturelle und historische Verbindung von Religion und illiberalen Politiken in europäischen Demokratien.