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Introduction

Adrienne Héritier

in Explaining Institutional Change in Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199298129
eISBN:
9780191711633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298129.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This introductory chapter begins with brief a discussion of how and why institutions change. It then presents the different questions addressed by the book.


Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Edward C. Page and Vincent Wright (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Presents a comparative study of the senior civil service in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Greece, Denmark, and Sweden, which provides information about ... More


Beyond Varieties of Capitalism: Conflict, Contradictions, and Complementarities in the European Economy

Bob Hancké, Martin Rhodes, and Mark Thatcher (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199206483
eISBN:
9780191709715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206483.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Since the early 1990s, Europe's economies have been facing several new challenges: the 1992 single market programme, the collapse of the Berlin wall and eastward enlargement, and monetary ... More


Mercenaries: The History of a Norm in International Relations

Sarah Percy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214334
eISBN:
9780191706608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214334.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The main aim of this book is to argue that the use of private force by states has been restricted by a norm against mercenary use. It traces the evolution of this norm, from mercenaries in medieval ... More


Introduction

Piero Ignazi

in Extreme Right Parties in Western Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198293255
eISBN:
9780191601903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293259.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter begins with an overview of the evolution of extreme right parties in Western Europe since the 1980s. It highlights the emergence of new extreme right parties that do not ... More


Party Politics in New Democracies

Paul Webb and Stephen White (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199289653
eISBN:
9780191710964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289653.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The sister volume to a book called Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies, this book offers a systematic and rigorous analysis of parties in some of the world's major new democracies. ... More


Western European Liberation Theology: The First Wave (1924-1959)

Gerd-Rainer Horn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204496
eISBN:
9780191708145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204496.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book studies the development of a distinct, progressive variant of Catholicism in 20th century Western Europe. This Left Catholicism served to lay the basis for the subsequent events and ... More


Europe as Empire: The Nature of the Enlarged European Union

Jan Zielonka

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199292219
eISBN:
9780191603754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199292213.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book seeks to comprehend the evolving nature of the European Union following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the failure of the European Constitution. Its prime focus is the last wave of ... More


Capitalism Unleashed: Finance, Globalization, and Welfare

Andrew Glyn

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199226795
eISBN:
9780191710544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226795.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

After a turbulent century of unprecedented social and technological change, capitalism has emerged as the dominant ideology and model for economic growth in the richest, most developed countries. But ... More


Social Movements and Europeanization

Donatella della Porta and Manuela Caiani

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199557783
eISBN:
9780191721304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557783.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Are social movement organizations euro-skeptical, euro-pragmatic or euro-opportunist? Or do they accept the EU as a new level of governance to place pressure on? Do they provide a critical capital, ... More


Diversity and Adaptation

Jan Zielonka

in Europe as Empire: The Nature of the Enlarged European Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199292219
eISBN:
9780191603754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199292213.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter assesses the process of mutual adaptation between the two parts of Europe. It tries to rethink the role and meaning of divergence in the process of European integration, and searches for ... More


Trust and Democratic Transition in Post-Communist Europe

Ivana Markova (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263136
eISBN:
9780191734922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263136.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The ten chapters in this book are concerned with theoretical and empirical analyses of trust and distrust in post-Communist Europe after the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989. The contributors come ... More


Mass Unemployment and the State

Johannes Lindvall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590643
eISBN:
9780191723407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590643.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Ever since the 1970s, the problem of unemployment has defined politics in Western Europe, but governments have responded in different ways. In the 1970s and 1980s, some governments used macroeconomic ... More


The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Andrew Poulter (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book provides a significant insight into the changes that occurred in the late Roman period and which shaped the emergence of early medieval Europe. The book provides detail regarding the ... More


A Natural History of Infixation

Alan C. L. Yu

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279388
eISBN:
9780191707346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279388.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book presents a cross-linguistic study of the phenomenon of infixation, typically associated in English with words like nullim-bloody-possiblenull, and found in all the world's major linguistic ... More


A View from Europe

Colin Crouch (ed.)

in British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263426
eISBN:
9780191734298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263426.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The history of sociology can be likened to the history of the Habsburg Empire, which claimed to have legitimate sovereignty over the whole of Europe but eventually became a discontented jumble of ... More


Population diversity, multiculturalism, and the welfare state: Should welfare state theory be revised?

John Myles and Sébastien St‐Arnaud

in Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199289172
eISBN:
9780191711084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289172.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter argues that ethnic diversity has been largely absent in conventional welfare state theories, and that the evidence in this volume confirms that ethno-racial heterogeneity and MCPs have ... More


Introduction

Tito Boeri, Micael Castanheira, Riccardo Faini, Vincenzo Galasso, Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Carcillo Stéphane, Jonathan Haskel, Giuseppe Nicoletti, Enrico Perotti, Carlo Scarpa, Lidia Tsyganok, and Christian Wey

in Structural Reforms Without Prejudices

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199203628
eISBN:
9780191708169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203628.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter introduces the first part of the book, which examines the question: do product market reforms contribute to Europe's poor growth and productivity record? The key finding is that although ... More


Paris and Democracy, 1990

Ian Clark

in International Legitimacy and World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199297009
eISBN:
9780191711428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297009.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

As part of the ending of the Cold War, a summit of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe agreed the Charter of Paris in 1990. Amongst other things, it expressed a commitment to ... More


Conclusion: Explaining Institutional Change in Europe … and Beyond

Adrienne Héritier

in Explaining Institutional Change in Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199298129
eISBN:
9780191711633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298129.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter draws conclusions from the theoretical interpretation of the five empirical cases. It briefly outlines the typical features of the long-term change of each case and the book's ... More


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