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Fifty Years of EU-Turkey Relations: A Sisyphean Story

Fifty Years of EU-Turkey Relations: A Sisyphean Story

1st Edition

Armağan Emre Çakır
December 07, 2010

The publication of this book marks the fiftieth year of Turkey’s application to the European Economic Community for associate membership, and evaluates EU-Turkey relations in a historical perspective. Examining the evolving approaches of Turkey and of the EU towards each other, the volume focuses...

The Spatialities of Europeanization: Power, Governance and Territory in Europe

The Spatialities of Europeanization: Power, Governance and Territory in Europe

1st Edition

Alun Jones, Julian Clark
September 30, 2010

Europeanization is increasingly fashionable in the social sciences as a research focus as well as a backdrop for studies of the European Union and its relations with its member states. However, to date there is little consensus among the scholarly community over what Europeanization is or how it...

European Security and Defence Policy: An Implementation Perspective

European Security and Defence Policy: An Implementation Perspective

1st Edition

Michael Merlingen, Rasa Ostrauskaite
September 30, 2010

Security and defence is the area in which the EU has advanced most in recent years. A principal element of this process is the proliferating number of military and civilian crisis management missions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Clearly, Europe has come a long way since the...

Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland since 1980: The Totality of Relationships

Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland since 1980: The Totality of Relationships

1st Edition

Eamonn O'Kane
September 30, 2010

This book is the first in-depth analysis of the interaction between the British and Irish governments and the role they have played in seeking to resolve the conflict in Northern Ireland since 1980. Eamonn O’Kane examines Britain and Ireland’s objectives in relation to the Northern Ireland...

Democracy in the European Union: Towards the Emergence of a Public Sphere

Democracy in the European Union: Towards the Emergence of a Public Sphere

1st Edition

Liana Giorgi, Ingmar von Homeyer, Wayne Parsons
July 30, 2010

An invaluable exploration of the concern that transfers of power to European Union institutions are producing a worrying new form of democratic deficit. While ongoing reforms of these institutions promise to render decision processes at European level more transparent and accountable, these...

E-government in Europe: Re-booting the State

E-government in Europe: Re-booting the State

1st Edition

Paul G. Nixon, Vassiliki N. Koutrakou
July 30, 2010

This book traces the development of e-government and its applications across Europe, exploring the effects of information and communication technology (ICTs) upon political action and processes. Explores a range of concepts and topics underpinning e-government in Europe: the degree to which...

The European Union and Global Social Change: A Critical Geopolitical-Economic Analysis

The European Union and Global Social Change: A Critical Geopolitical-Economic Analysis

1st Edition

József Böröcz
June 30, 2010

This book examines just what the European Union is, in the context of the ongoing structural transformation of the global system. The author develops an integrated approach to global transformations, drawing on geopolitics, political geography, international relations, economics, economic and...

Britain and the Balkans: 1991 until the Present

Britain and the Balkans: 1991 until the Present

1st Edition

Carole Hodge
June 10, 2010

An incisive analysis of Britain's decision-making role in the Yugoslavian conflict of the 1990s and in the formation of its successor states. Tracing the evolution of British policy from the onset of war in Croatia and Bosnia to the NATO action in Kosovo, and beyond, this major work examines...

Women and British Party Politics: Descriptive, Substantive and Symbolic Representation

Women and British Party Politics: Descriptive, Substantive and Symbolic Representation

1st Edition

Sarah Childs
June 04, 2010

Women and British Party Politics examines the characteristics of women’s participation at the mass and elite level in contemporary British politics; as voters, party members and elected representatives respectively. It explores what this means for ideas about, and the practice of, descriptive,...

National Parliaments within the Enlarged European Union: From 'Victims' of Integration to Competitive Actors?

National Parliaments within the Enlarged European Union: From 'Victims' of Integration to Competitive Actors?

1st Edition

John O'Brennan, Tapio Raunio
June 26, 2009

This book presents a wide range of perspectives on the role of national parliaments in EU politics and policy-making. Many accounts of the role of national parliaments portray them as passive victims of European integration. This study instead examines their role within the EU policy-making process...

Policy Transfer in European Union Governance: Regulating the Utilities

Policy Transfer in European Union Governance: Regulating the Utilities

1st Edition

Simon Bulmer, David Dolowitz, Peter Humphreys, Stephen Padgett
June 26, 2009

This new book presents a clear conceptual framework for understanding the transfer of policy ideas between EU states, together with an empirical study of regulatory change within European utilities. Policy transfer is a new instrument for understanding EU policy-making. This volume shows how the...

The Politics of European Union Enlargement: Theoretical Approaches

The Politics of European Union Enlargement: Theoretical Approaches

1st Edition

Frank Schimmelfennig, Ulrich Sedelmeier
June 08, 2009

This is a key reference text presenting the latest first-rate approaches to the study of European enlargement. Developed and significantly expanded from a special issue of the leading Journal of European Public Policy, this new volume draws on the insights from the recently emerging...

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