European Parliament Library

Belgian exceptionalism, Belgian politics between realism and surrealism, edited by Didier Caluwaerts, Min Reuchamps

Summary
"This book takes stock of Belgium's exceptional and - for some foreign observers -schizophrenic position in the political world and explains its idiosyncrasy to a non-Belgian audience. Offering a broad and comprehensive analysis of Belgian politics, the guiding questions throughout each of the chapters of this book are: Is Belgium a political enigma, and why? Along which axes is Belgium "exceptional" compared to other countries? And what insights does a comparative study of Belgian politics have to offer? The book therefore provides a critical assessment of how Belgian politics "stands out" internationally, both in good and bad ways - including consociationalism, federalism, democratic innovations, Euroscepticism, government formation, gender equality, among others - and which factors can explain Belgium's exceptional position. Based on cutting-edge research findings, the book will be of wide interest to scholars and students of Belgian politics, European Politics and Comparative politics"-- Provided by publisher
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (236 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781003104643

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