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John McCormick

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199556212

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556212.001.0001

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Politics: The Parliamentary Model

Politics: The Parliamentary Model

(p.91) 4 Politics: The Parliamentary Model

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Chapter 4 looks at the common features and qualities of politics in Europe. It opens with a discussion about political culture, and about the difficulties of defining this term, and then of determining the forces that have been most telling in the formation of a European political culture. It then outlines some of the core features of European political culture, including collective responsibility and communitarianism, the pragmatic views regarding the possibilities of democracy, and changes in patterns of political participation. The second half of the chapter focuses on the institutional and procedural character of the European parliamentary model, and on what it has meant for the character of government in Europe, and how it impacts Europeanist views on the dynamics of politics. It ends with a brief assessment of the prospects for understanding and defining the European political space.

Keywords:   political culture, communitarianism, parliamentary model, political space

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