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Wright, Vincent

Works: 136 works in 522 publications in 4 languages and 9,556 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Publishing director, jt , Creator, ed
Classifications: JN2594, 341.2422
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Vincent Wright
The government and politics of France by Vincent Wright( Book )
80 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fifth edition of this text offers students a comprehensive introduction to the intricacies of the French political system. It has been fully updated and revised to reflect recent events, in particular the 2002 elections and the growing interpenetration of France and the EU in student programmes
From the nation state to Europe essays in honour of Jack Hayward by Anand Menon( )
17 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The relationship between the European Union and its member states is complex and evolving. This book explores not only the nature of this relationship, but also the broader implications of European integration for the ways in which the subject of European politics is studied
Bureaucratic elites in western European states by Edward Page( Book )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States provides information about the structures and composition of the higher civil service and its position in the political structure through a comparative analysis of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Greece, Denmark, and Sweden. The book explores how higher civil service has developed in the light of the massive changes in European societies in the past thirty years. Changes include the size of the top level of the civil service, the growing social diversity of its ranks, and the tendency to recruit from outside the civil service. The book also examines whether wider social changes, such as the democratization of education, the growth of interest groups, and the increasing importance of the European Union have an impact on the higher levels of bureaucracy and produce similar patterns of change throughout Europe."--Jacket
The national co-ordination of EU policy : the domestic level by Hussein Kassim( Book )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Eschewing the 'Europeanisation' problematic within which the issue is usually addressed, this book adopts a broader, more inclusive approach. It examines domestic processes and investigates co-ordination in ten member states - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom - looking at co-ordinating ambitions, the actors involved in EU policy making, and the structures and processes by which policy is made." "From a comparative perspective, the book identifies and assesses the impact of the influences that have shaped systems of national co-ordination - the demands exerted by Union membership, the institutional structure of the national polity, the pre-existing balance between domestic institutions, administrative norms and values, and attitudes, both popular and elite, to European integration. It assesses the extent to which there has been a convergent response to the administrative challenges posed by membership on the part of the member states or whether a pattern of divergence emerges. The effectiveness of member states in influencing policy outcomes at the European level is also addressed."--Jacket
Economic policy and policy-making under the Mitterrand presidency, 1981-1984 ( Book )
11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Continuity and change in France ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Local government in Britain and France : problems and prospects ( Book )
12 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Developments in European politics by Erik Jones( Book )
11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Western Europe is changing fast and dramatically. The traditional models of nation-state politics have been challenged by increasing political and economic integration in the European Union, the end of the Cold War division of the continent, the emergence of a global political economy and of new forms of ethnic and cultural identity. All aspects of political life have been affected, from institutions and policies, to party systems, values and beliefs. Developments in West European Politics brings together specially commissioned chapters by leading authorities to provide a tightly integrated analysis of politics, government and public policy set in a broad economic and social context. Its core focus is on the extent to which a new multilevel system of governance is emerging, its character and its implications
Federalizing Europe? : the costs, benefits, and preconditions of federal political systems ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors examine the issue at the level of the Union, the member states, and the states of Central and Eastern Europe, reflecting the increasing interdependence and interplay of these three levels: nation states in all parts of Europe influencing one another and the Union, and being influenced by it. The book concludes with an overall assessment of the federalizing processes at work in Europe, both at the Union and the nation state level, and points out the problems, paradoxes, and likely outcomes of these processes
Centre-periphery relations in Western Europe ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Chinese and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les préfets du second Empire by Bernard Le Clère( Book )
11 editions published in 1973 in French and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Conseil d'Etat sous le second Empire by Vincent Wright( Book )
15 editions published in 1972 in French and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Privatization in Western Europe : pressures, problems, and paradoxes ( Book )
11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Administering the summit : administration of the core executive in developed countries ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book looks at the way in which advice is provided to the summit of government in twelve advanced industrialized countries. It looks at the organization and staffing of advice for the heads of executives in eight European countries (Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and Sweden) as well as Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA. The book examines the increasing pressures for centralization as core executives conform the differentiation and pluralization of government and the interplay of constitutional, political and institutional factors, and above all the governmental tradition in each system."--BOOK JACKET
Conflict and consensus in France ( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Jacobin legacy in modern France : essays in honour of Vincent Wright ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Shedding new light on the specifications of modern French political culture, this collection of essays will appeal to historians and political scientists interested in the transformation of French public institutions and society, as well as comparativists seeking a deeper understanding of the French political system."--BOOK JACKET
The Politics of privatisation in Western Europe by John Vickers( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the active to the enabling state : the changing role of top officials in European nations by Edward Page( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book surveys the changing role of senior civil servants in Western Europe and explores whether they have kept their central role in government decision-making. Looking at these issues in comparative perspective, the contributors provide an insight into the causes and consequences of the changing role of officials
Governing from the centre : core executive coordination in France by Jack Ernest Shalom Hayward( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The research findings offer precise cautionary recommendations to policy makers against the dangers of overconfident recourse to 'joined up' government. The findings are relevant, not merely to France, but also to Western states more generally."--BOOK JACKET
The state in Western Europe : retreat or redefinition? ( Book )
11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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