The Green Challengeis an up-to-date and comprehensive account of the development of Green parties in Western Europe, and includes an account of the development since 1989 of an East European Green movement.
Blending theory and empirical analysis, the book contains chapters on each of the main western European cases and on a number of other less-studied ones. These are designed to demonstrate the shifting balance of party-political competition the factor the authors believe most strongly influences the fortunes of the Greens.
The editors also integrate a valuable analysis of the environmentally-degraded Czech Republic, where the Green parties' lack of electoral success has puzzled many observers.
Introduction / Dick Richardson and Chris Rootes -- 1. The Green challenge: Philosophical, programmatic and electoral considerations / Dick Richardson -- 2. Germany: The rise, fall and recovery of Die Grunen / E. Gene Frankland -- 3. France: Pas commes les autres - the French Greens at the crossroads / Alistair Cole and Brian Doherty -- 4. Britain: Greens in a cold climate / Chris Rootes -- 5. Belgium: Greens in a divided society / Benoit Rihoux -- 6. The Netherlands: Losing colours, turning green / Gerrit Voerman -- 7. Sweden: The rise and fall of Miljopartiet de grona / Martin Bennulf -- 8. Switzerland: Greens in a confederal polity / Clive H. Church -- 9. Italy: Greens in an overcrowded political system / Martin Rhodes -- 10. Greece: Greens at the periphery / Nicolas Demertzis -- 11. Czechoslovakia: Greens in a post-Communist society / Petr Jehlicka and Tomas Kostelecky.
Published: 27th October 1994