European Socialists and Spain The Transition to Democracy, 1959-77

Politics, Sociology

Pilar Ortuño Anaya, “European Socialists and Spain: The Transition to Democracy, 1959-77”
A. Cottey, T. Edmunds, Anthony Forster, “Democratic Control of the Military in Postcommunist Europe: Guarding the Guards”
Birthe Hansen, Bertel Heurlin, “The New World Order: Contrasting Theories”
Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson, Lyke Thompson, Charles D. Elder, “The Political and Institutional Effects of Term Limits”
Jolyon Howorth, John T.S. Keeler, “Defending Europe: The EU, NATO, and the Quest for European Autonomy”

Pilar Ortuño Anaya, “European Socialists and Spain: The Transition to Democracy, 1959-77”

2002 | pages: 271 | ISBN: 1349426954 | PDF | 1,0 mb

Pilar Ortuño Anaya breaks new ground in the study of the international dimensions of the Spanish transition to democracy. She argues that specific individuals and organizations made a significant contribution to the democratization process. Dr Ortuño Anaya establishes for the first time the role played by European socialist and trade union organizations, in particular the German Social Democratic Party and its affiliated unions, the Labour movements in the United Kingdom, and the French Socialists.

A. Cottey, T. Edmunds, Anthony Forster, “Democratic Control of the Military in Postcommunist Europe: Guarding the Guards”

2001 | pages: 275 | ISBN: 1349426326 | PDF | 26,5 mb

This major comparative study examines the challenges that the countries of postcommunist Central and Eastern Europe have faced in securing democratic control of their armed forces and establishing civilian control of defence policy. This book explores how the interaction of the common challenges of postcommunism and the diverse circumstances of individual countries shape civil-military relations in this changing region. Detailed country case studies, written by leading experts, compare the experiences of the Central European states (such as Poland and Romania), the Baltic republics, the former Yugoslavia republics, Russia and Ukraine.

Birthe Hansen, Bertel Heurlin, “The New World Order: Contrasting Theories”

2000 | pages: 263 | ISBN: 0312234694 | PDF | 1,0 mb

A decade ago the term “new world order” was a commonly-used expression. Now at the beginning of the 21st century the contours of this order are less clear. How can this international order be described and interpreted and how can it be explained from contrasting theoretical viewpoints? Ten scholars in international politics—many of them experts in the field—offer penetrating contributions to provide a survey of the ongoing debate surrounding the new world order.

Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson, Lyke Thompson, Charles D. Elder, “The Political and Institutional Effects of Term Limits”

2009 | pages: 245 | ISBN: 140397585X | PDF | 1,4 mb

Discontent with politics and politicians has led to calls for term limits in the belief that new faces would bring new perspectives and the influence of monied special interests would decrease. This innovative volume examines the effects of term limits by combining statistical analysis of the effects of terms limits on electoral competition, campaign contributions, and the activities of the Michigan legislature with in-depth interviews with legislators. The book sheds important light on the political, institutional and individual effects of terms limits. The authors find many surprises that neither advocates nor opponents anticipated, included shifts in the balance of power, changes within and between political parties, and new career paths for politicians.

Jolyon Howorth, John T.S. Keeler, “Defending Europe: The EU, NATO, and the Quest for European Autonomy”

2005 | pages: 249 | ISBN: 1403966907 | PDF | 1,2 mb

Defending Europe seeks to clarify the competing ambitions, the contrasting visions and the trans-Atlantic tensions related to the recent quest by Europe for autonomy in the sphere of security and defense. Scholars from both sides of the Atlantic explore the development of ESDI within NATO, the revival of the WEU and the launch of the EU’s Common European Security and Defense Policy. Among the issues discussed are the Euro-American capabilities gap, concerns regarding decoupling, discrimination, and duplication, and the complications posed by NATO/EU enlargement. Two contrary conclusions debate whether ESDP is more likely to strengthen or undermine the Atlantic Alliance. This informative foray into trans-Atlantic security and defense issues is a crucial addition to the ongoing dialogue concerning this shifting and evolving relationship.