Europeanizing social democracy? : the rise of the Party of European Socialists / Simon Lightfoot.

Presenting a detailed explanation of party politics in the European Union, this new book uses the Party of European Socialists (PES) as a key case study, and tests the relevance of existing theoretical work on the meaning, significance, and prospects for realising other 'Europarties'. This...

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Main Author: Lightfoot, Simon.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Abingdon, Oxfordshire ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Series:Routledge advances in European politics ; 31.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:Presenting a detailed explanation of party politics in the European Union, this new book uses the Party of European Socialists (PES) as a key case study, and tests the relevance of existing theoretical work on the meaning, significance, and prospects for realising other 'Europarties'. This analysis operates from the assumption that the PES's main goal is to influence the outcome of EU public policy, rather than the more traditional party goals of vote maximisation or office seeking. Secondly, by subjecting the PES to careful scrutiny in two specific policy areas (employment an.
Physical Description:1 online resource.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0203017811
9780203017814
9780415348034
041534803X
9786610244461
6610244464