European Politics - Pol S 346
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main course-page for Pol S 346: European Politics taught by C. L. Ball.
I will have office hours on Tues. & Wed. next week, from 10.-11.30am and 12.30-4 pm.
BBC Analysis of German Politics
Links to PDFs of additional articles for the next two weeks on "Publics and Parties" are at the WebCT site under "Recent Election Articles." One covers the 2005 UK election, the 2002 French election, and public images of European parties.
French Labor Protests
Europe is so confusing: in France you can't wear a head-scarf and in Italy you need a crucifix
See this BBC story on an Italian judges personal challenge to Italy's "crucifix in the courtroom and classroom" law. In France last year, any "overt" religious symbols were banned from schools and government buildings.
Avian Influenza in Turkey
Here is a BBC story on the bird flu.
Useful Web Sites for European Politics
The European Union's webpage is here. The broader Council of Europe, which should not be confused with the EU's Council of the European Union, has a site too. The CoE's European Court of Human Rights is a powerful institution. On democratization and military security in Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is an important forum.
For access to on-line maps of Europe, the University of Texas at Austin has the excellent Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.