A major textbook for comparative courses on European politics and for courses on the European Union, providing a panoramic survey of the political parties of Europe.
1. Introduction: political parties and the European Union / John Gaffney -- 2. The German Social Democrats / Richard Moeller -- 3. The German Christian Democrats / William Paterson -- 4. The French Socialists / Alistair Cole -- 5. The French Gaullists / James Shields -- 6. The British Labour Party / Stephen George and Deborah Haythorne -- 7. The British Conservative Party / Peter Morris -- 8. The Italian Christian Democrats / Martin Bull -- 9. The Spanish Socialists / Richard Gillespie -- 10. The Greek Socialists / Susannah Verney -- 11. Irish political parties and the European Union / Michael Holmes -- 12. Scandinavian political parties and the European Union / Lars Svasand and Ulf Lindstrom -- 13. Western communist parties and the European Union / David Bell -- 14. Extreme right-wing parties and the European Union: France, Germany and Italy / Catherine Fieschi, James Shields and Roger Woods -- 15. Green parties and the European Union / Wolfgang Rudig.
Published: 4th April 1996