By Professor Jan-Erik Lane, Mr Svante Ersson
This entire textbook is the 1st to head past a West ecu standpoint and supply a transparent review of the full of ecu politics. Jan-Erik Lane and Svante Ersson tackle the similarities of key political beneficial properties between states in Western, principal, japanese, Northern and Southern Europe and stay up for political advancements on the flip of the century. typically, books have polarized Europe via targeting issues of divergence. ecu Politics presents a thoroughgoing research of a number of converging topics, together with political tradition, the character of the country, celebration platforms, and the formation of presidency and public regulations. With this method of fiscal, social and political points of politi
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This SAGE ebook is copyright and is supplied by NetLibrary. Unauthorised distribution forbidden. 31 Historical Legacies Appendix 1 . 08 - . 64 Note: Modernization i s measured b y the year o f introduction o f modernized leadership (political) and the starting-point of industrialization (economic), low scores meaning early modernization. Correlation Coefficient shows the degree to which two variables are related. 0. 0) between A and B, whenever A is high, B is low, and vice versa. 0) between A and B , whenever one is high or low, so is the other.
When we move to measure the occurrence of democracy after the Second World War as in Table 1 . 7, then there is an altogether different picture just a couple of years after the armistice. 0, as several countries in Eastern Europe had a short experience with democracy before the introduction of Com munist rule in the late 1940s. But one must again recall that a few countries in Western Europe had dictatorships for several years after 1945, such as Portugal , Spain and Greece , which shows up in the rather low index scores for the country set OTHER EC.
Interestingly, the two sets with the highest scores for both ethnic and religious fragmentation are on the one hand the set of EAST PERIPHERY countries and the set of CORE EC countries on the other hand . Today heavy ethnic fragmentation is to be found in: Switzerland, Latvia, Belgium, Estonia, Luxembourg, Yugoslavia , Croatia, Spain and Lithua nia. To the ethnically homogeneous societies one counts the following: Portugal, Poland, Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom and Austria in both cases following the order of the ranking of the countries on the ethnic fragmentation index.
European Politics: An Introduction by Professor Jan-Erik Lane, Mr Svante Ersson