Magone, José M. 1962- (José Maria Magone)

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Magone, José M. 1962- (José Maria Magone)

PERSONAL:

Born October 4, 1962, in Lisbon, Portugal. Education: University of Vienna, D.Phil.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Department of Politics and International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Hull, Cottingham Rd., Hull HU6 7RX, England. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Political scientist, educator, and writer. Instituto Piaget, Lisbon, Portugal, lecturer in political science and sociology, 1992-93; University of Hull, Hull, England, began as lecturer in European politics, became senior lecturer in European politics and director of postgraduate studies in the department, 1993—. Also visiting scholar to institutions, including the Centre for Mediterranean Studies at the University of Bristol, Bristol, England, 1990-91, and Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin, Germany, 1999.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Robert Schuman Scholarship, European Parliament, 1990.

WRITINGS:

The Changing Architecture of Iberian Politics (1974-92): An Investigation on the Structuring of Democratic Political Systemic Culture in Semiperipheral Southern European Societies, Mellen University Press (Lewiston, NY), 1996.

European Portugal: The Difficult Road to Sustainable Democracy, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1997.

Iberian Trade Unionism: Democratization under the Impact of the European Union, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 2001.

(Editor) Regional Institutions and Governance in the European Union, Praeger (Westport, CT), 2003.

The Politics of Southern Europe: Integration into the European Union, Praeger (Westport, CT), 2003.

Contemporary Spanish Politics, Routledge (New York, NY), 2004.

The Developing Place of Portugal in the European Union, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 2004.

The New World Architecture: The Role of the European Union in the Making of Global Governance, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 2006.

SIDELIGHTS:

José M. Magone is a political scientist who has authored several books about his specialty area of European politics. Magone examines Portugal's transition to democracy in his book European Portugal: The Difficult Road to Sustainable Democracy. Referring to the book as "refreshingly insightful," Howard J. Wiarda, in the American Political Science Review, added that the author "seems not to be distracted by the conceptual and methodological disputes that sometimes sidetracked an earlier generation of Portugal, and democratization, scholars." Wiarda also wrote: "He emphasizes that Portuguese democracy is still incomplete, often woefully so, that the outcome of the transition is still not certain, that the closer one examines the Portuguese system below the level of formal institutions, the more problematic it becomes."

In his book Iberian Trade Unionism: Democratization under the Impact of the European Union, the author writes about integration and its effect on Southern European trade unions. Magone examines trade union movements in Spain and Portugal and the politics and policies associated with trade union confederations. Raj S. Chari, writing in West European Politics, noted that the author "raises interesting theoretical ideas regarding the framework within which trade unions function." Chari added that the book also "helps to further demonstrate how unions, like other interest groups in the EU, have sought supranational influence."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

American Political Science Review, September, 1998, Howard J. Wiarda, review of European Portugal: The Difficult Road to Sustainable Democracy, p. 725.

Choice, June, 1997, R.H. Chilcote, review of European Portugal, p. 1736; April, 2002, W.R. Smith, review of Iberian Trade Unionism: Democratization under the Impact of the European Union, p. 1469; March, 2004, T.D. Lancaster, review of The Politics of Southern Europe: Integration into the European Union, p. 1366.

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, October, 2002, Kerstin Hamann, review of Iberian Trade Unionism, p. 194.

Reference & Research Book News, February, 2002, reviews of European Portugal and Iberian Trade Unionism, p. 91; May, 2003, review of The Politics of Southern Europe, p. 89; November, 2003, review of Regional Institutions and Governance in the European Union, p. 166.

West European Politics, January, 2004, Raj S. Chari, review of Iberian Trade Unionism, p. 170.

ONLINE

University of Hull Web site,http://www.hull.ac.uk/ (March 3, 2007), faculty profile of author.