Cabinets in Western Europe

  • Jean Blondel
  • Ferdinand Müller-Rommel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Martin Burch
    Pages 18-35
  3. Brian Farrell
    Pages 36-51
  4. André-Paul Frognier
    Pages 75-97
  5. Antonio Bar
    Pages 116-135
  6. Maurizio Cotta
    Pages 136-156
  7. Peter Gerlich, Wolfgang C. Müller
    Pages 157-170
  8. Tove Lise Schou
    Pages 192-209
  9. Jaakko Nousiainen
    Pages 244-267
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 277-300

About this book


A fully-updated second edition of the presentation of the structure and workings of the national cabinets in Western European countries today. This book is based on a common framework which enables the reader to compare the origins, structure, composition and activities of these cabinets and to draw lessons from this comparison. Emphasis is placed on the leadership and on the character of coalitions. When West European ministers are working ever more closely together, a knowledge of the life of national cabinets is vital as is an understanding of the differences between types of cabinet decision-making in the context of the reforms proposed of Western European governments.


decision-making government reforms

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Blondel
    • 1
  • Ferdinand Müller-Rommel
    • 2
  1. 1.European University InstituteFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.University of LüneburgGermany

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