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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...

European Union Negotiations: Processes, Networks and Institutions

European Union Negotiations: Processes, Networks and Institutions

1st Edition

Ole Elgström, Christer Jönsson
June 08, 2009

The EU policy process is dependent on negotiations as a mode of reaching agreements on, and implementing, common policies. The EU negotiations differ from traditional international negotiations in several respects and this book presents a detailed analysis of the processes while examining their...

EU Foreign and Interior Policies: Cross-Pillar Politics and the Social Construction of Sovereignty

EU Foreign and Interior Policies: Cross-Pillar Politics and the Social Construction of Sovereignty

1st Edition

Stephen Stetter
June 08, 2009

This book offers an innovative theoretical and empirical analysis of integration in EU foreign and interior policies across the three pillars, from the Maastricht Treaty to the Treaty of Nice. The establishment of the three pillar structure with the Maastricht Treaty has been one of the key...

Conflict and Change in EU Budgetary Politics

Conflict and Change in EU Budgetary Politics

1st Edition

Johannes Lindner
April 30, 2009

Why did the European Union experience a stark variation in the levels of conflict between the late 1970s, when budgetary disputes dominated European politics, and the 1990s, when political actors were able to settle upon budgetary agreements without major conflicts? This book responds to this key...

Germany's Foreign Policy Towards Poland and the Czech Republic: Ostpolitik Revisited

Germany's Foreign Policy Towards Poland and the Czech Republic: Ostpolitik Revisited

1st Edition

Karl Cordell, Stefan Wolff
March 10, 2009

This is a new exploration of how the events of the twentieth century still cast a shadow over relations between Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.Using social constructivism theory, it provides a comparative assessment of Germany's post-reunification relations with the Czech...

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