New book chapter: Defence


Co-authored with Ben Tonra, in Comparative European Politics: Distinctive Democracies, Common Challenges

Edited by Rory Costello and Neil Robinson

This essential guide to comparative European politics provides the broadest range of coverage on Europe, illustrated via the widest range of examples, applied to contemporary events.

  • A broad introduction to contemporary European politics, providing an accessible introduction to the fundamental elements of European democracies, institutions and practices of government
  • A unique emphasis on contemporary political issues sees a whole part dedicated to common challenges, which explores issues such as immigration, European integration, the financial crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Includes up-to-date examples such as growing instability in Europe, Brexit, recent migration policies, the threat of international terrorism, and the rise of anti-establishment parties, to help students understand the real world context of European politics
  • Developed with engaging learning features such as end of chapter discussion questions, ‘thinking comparatively’ sections, and ‘over to you’ boxes, to help students understand ‘why’ and ‘how’ to compare European countries and their political systems
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the 27 member states of the European Union, additionally drawing on examples from the UK, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Written by leading scholars in the field who provide clear analysis on complex subjects, intricate relationships, and controversial issues
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support