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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...

Europeanizing Social Democracy?: The Rise of the Party of European Socialists

Europeanizing Social Democracy?: The Rise of the Party of European Socialists

1st Edition

Simon Lightfoot
March 10, 2009

Presenting a detailed explanation of party politics in the European Union, this new book uses the Party of European Socialists (PES) as a key case study, and tests the relevance of existing theoretical work on the meaning, significance, and prospects for realising other ‘Europarties’. This...

The Eastern Enlargement of the European Union

The Eastern Enlargement of the European Union

1st Edition

John O'Brennan
February 27, 2009

In May 2004, eight former communist states in Central and Eastern Europe acceded to the European Union. This new book examines the Eastern expansion of the EU through a tripartite structure, developing an empirical, conceptual and institutional analysis to provide a rounded and substantive...

Citizenship in Nordic Welfare States: Dynamics of Choice, Duties and Participation In a Changing Europe

Citizenship in Nordic Welfare States: Dynamics of Choice, Duties and Participation In a Changing Europe

1st Edition

Bjørn Hvinden, Håkan Johansson
June 10, 2008

This book offers an innovative analysis of the ways in which the relationship between citizens and welfare states - social citizenship - becomes more dynamic and multifaceted as a result of Europeanization and individualization. Written by interdisciplinary contributors from politics, sociology,...

The EU and the European Security Strategy: Forging a Global Europe

The EU and the European Security Strategy: Forging a Global Europe

1st Edition

Sven Biscop, Jan Joel Andersson
June 10, 2008

The European Security Strategy (ESS) has become an important reference framework for the EU since its inception in 2003. Without strategy an actor can only really be a ‘reactor’ to events and developments. In the ESS the EU now has a strategy, with which it has the potential of shifting boundaries...

European Union Peacebuilding and Policing: Governance and the European Security and Defence Policy

European Union Peacebuilding and Policing: Governance and the European Security and Defence Policy

1st Edition

Michael Merlingen, Rasa Ostrauskaite
June 10, 2008

This new book provides an in-depth analysis of the projects of improvement carried out by the civilian peacebuilding missions in Bosnia and Macedonia, drawing on the work of Michel Foucault to make the case that the EU’s (self-) image as a model peacebuilder conceals another side of the European...

The Europeanization of National Political Parties: Power and Organizational Adaptation

The Europeanization of National Political Parties: Power and Organizational Adaptation

1st Edition

Thomas Poguntke, Nicholas Aylott, Elisabeth Carter, Robert Ladrech, Kurt Richard Luther
June 10, 2008

This is a detailed exploration of how national political parties have responded to the increasing relevance of European governance. The Europeanization of National Political Parties is the first empirical study to examine the effects of the European Union on the internal organizational dynamics of...

Values and Principles in European Union Foreign Policy

Values and Principles in European Union Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Sonia Lucarelli, Ian Manners
October 22, 2007

This book presents a fresh examination of the values and principles that inform EU foreign policy, exploring the implications of these values and principles on the construction of European Union identity today. The authors show how current debates on European Union foreign policy and on...

Governance Stories

Governance Stories

1st Edition

Mark Bevir, Rod Rhodes
October 22, 2007

An incisive examination of Britain today, which breaks from traditional studies, and takes a new approach to account for massive changes in the make-up of the nation. Over the last twenty years Britain has changed from being governed as a unitary state to a country ruled by the interplay of various...

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