Stein Rokkan was one of the leading social scientists of the post-war era. He was a prolific writer, yet nowhere is his contribution to social sciencethe macro-model of the political development of Europepresented in an integrated and systematic way. Stein Rokkan had plans to do this but he died before the work could be started. The current tensions between integration and national reassertion in Europe have given Rokkans basic approach fresh importance. To demonstrate its relevance, this book has been produced, based solely on his numerous writings which have been carefully selected, edited, and rearranged to present his theory as a coherent whole. A comprehensive interpretive essay by Peter Flora serves to introduce Rokkans text, emphasising its consistency and its relevance to future research.
Stein Rokkan was Professor of Sociology at the University of Bergen and a founder of the European Consortium for Political Research.
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Peter Flora is Professor of Sociology at the University of
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Comparative European Politics is a series for students and teachers of political science and related disciplines, published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research. Each volume will provide an up-to-date survey of the current state of knowledge and research on an issue of major significance in European government and politics. The General Editors are Max Kaase, Professor of Political Science, University of Mannheim and Research Professor, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, and Kenneth Newton, Professor of Government at Essex University.