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Alcide De Gasperi and Palmiro Togliatti  

Aldo Agosti

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
Alcide de Gasperi and Palmiro Togliatti were the two pivotal figures of the early postwar period. Despite their different political outlook, the two collaborated during the last phase of ... More

Bettino Craxi and Giulio Andreotti  

Antonio Varsori

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
Bettino Craxi and Giulio Andreotti played a leading role in Italy’s political life in the 1980s. Andreotti rose to prominence as Defense Minister in the 1960s, developing close links with ... More

Comparative Regional Integration: Theoretical Developments  

Walter Mattli

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Aug 2012
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Jan 2013
Comparative regional integration has emerged over the last decade as an exciting area of research. Interest was sparked, in part, by a new wave of integration in Asia, Africa, and the ... More

European Integration  

Barry Eichengreen

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses European integration and its various conceptions of the political economy in terms of three generations of academic work. The normalization of European integration ... More

European Union  

Gerda Falkner

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2010
This article describes the European Union (EU) and its impact on welfare states in Europe. It explores the ways in which European social policy has evolved: regulation, redistribution and ... More

The European Union—A Unique Governance Mix?  

Tanja A. Börzel

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article examines the characteristics of governance in the European Union (EU). It argues that the EU heavily relies on hierarchy in the making of its policies and that the network ... More

The Europeanization of Public Policy in France: actor-centered approaches  

Sabine Saurugger

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Nov 2016
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Jan 2017
This chapter analyzes how French public policy approaches have studied the influence of European integration on France’s domestic public policies. Starting from a review of the general ... More

A Framework for a Comparative Politics of France  

Robert Elgie, Emiliano Grossman, and Amy G. Mazur

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Nov 2016
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Jan 2017
The larger comparative theory-building and stocktaking goals and questions, and the plan of the book, are presented in this chapter. The major dynamics and developments of French political ... More

Gender Policy Studies: distinct, but making the comparative connection  

Amy G. Mazur and Anne Revillard

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Nov 2016
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Jan 2017
This chapter maps out the international field of feminist comparative policy (FCP) and emerging gender policy studies in France in relation to each other. While French researchers have ... More

Gianni Agnelli and Enrico Mattei  

Valerio Castronovo

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
Gianni Agnelli and Enrico Mattei both influenced Italian foreign policy. As manager of ENI, the national petroleum company, Mattei promoted deals with third world countries. At times these ... More

Gli Esami Non Finiscono Mai: Italy and the European Union  

Vincent Della Sala

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2016
European integration has been a pillar of post-war Italy’s political and economic order. This chapter analyses Italy’s relationship with the European Union, showing how Italy has shaped ... More

Globalization: French ambivalence as a critical case  

Michel Goyer and Miguel Glatzer

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Nov 2016
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Jan 2017
This chapter examines the impact, and political mediation, of globalization on the French political economy. There is little disagreement that globalizing forces are changing countries in ... More

Introduction: Sweden and the EU  

Ulrika Mörth

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Dec 2015
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Jun 2016
These chapters revolve around questions concerning what kind of polity Sweden became part of in 1995, in what ways Sweden has been transformed due to membership in the EU, and what role a ... More

Large Versus Small States: Anti-Hegemony and The Politics of Shared Leadership  

Simone Bunse and Kalypso Nicolaïdis

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Aug 2012
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Jan 2013
This article examines the EU's ‘big versus small problem’, or the conflicting views over institutional design between two opposing coalitions: the more- and less-populated member states. ... More

Leaders and Followers: Leadership Amongst Member States in a Differentiated Europe  

Vincent Della Sala

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Aug 2012
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Jan 2013
This article demonstrates how the emergence of a differentiated Europe raised the spectre of a Europe of leaders and followers, centred around the possibility that a core group of states ... More

Leading the European Union: Sweden’s EU Presidencies 2001 and 2009  

Malena Rosén Sundström

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Dec 2015
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Jun 2016
This chapter analyzes how Sweden acted as Presidency of the European Union in 2001 and 2009. It explores the different roles associated with the Presidency: administrator, agenda-setter, ... More

Multi-Level Governance in the European Union  

Ian Bache

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the characteristics of the multi-level governance (MLG) in the European Union (EU). It explains that MLG originated in the 1980s and that Gary Marks was the first to ... More

Political Behaviour in the European Parliament  

Simon Hix and Bjørn Høyland

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Jun 2014
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Sep 2014
This chapterexamines political behavior and legislative politics in the European Parliament. It begins with a review of research findings on the political behavior of Members of the ... More

Populism in Central and Eastern Europe  

Ben Stanley

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter provides an overview of the ideological character and electoral strengths of populist parties in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe. It argues that the circumstances of ... More

Populism in Western Europe  

Paul Taggart

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Oct 2017
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Nov 2017
This chapter examines populism in contemporary Western Europe. The argument is made that populism in this region tends to primarily focus on four different issues as a result of the ... More

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