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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