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Kosovo: The Politics of Identity and Space

Kosovo: The Politics of Identity and Space

1st Edition

Dr Denisa Kostovicova
January 17, 2019

Kosovo: The Politics of Identity and Space explores the Albanian-Serbian confrontation after Slobodan Milosevic's rise to power and the policy of repression in Kosovo through the lens of the Kosovo education system. The argument is woven around the story of imposed ethnic segregation in Kosovo's...

Muslim Attitudes Towards the European Union

Muslim Attitudes Towards the European Union

1st Edition

Bernd Schlipphak, Mujtaba Ali Isani
October 09, 2018

How do Muslim citizens across the globe perceive the European Union? And what factors influence their EU attitudes? This book offers the first systematic theoretical and empirical analysis of Muslim citizens’ EU attitudes in and outside the European Union. Using the best empirical data available,...

The European Union Diplomatic Service: Ideas, Preferences and Identities

The European Union Diplomatic Service: Ideas, Preferences and Identities

1st Edition

Caterina Carta
August 23, 2018

The book analyses the processes of institution and identity building of the European Union Diplomatic Service working on matters of foreign policy and external economic relations, both in Brussels and in the Commission’s Delegations across the world. The book examines what images high ranking...

Governance and European Civil Society: Governmentality, Discourse and NGOs

Governance and European Civil Society: Governmentality, Discourse and NGOs

1st Edition

Acar Kutay
August 23, 2018

This book provides a critical analysis of the European Union’s approach to ‘governance’, focusing on the way in which civil society is incorporated within the EU decision-making process and arguing that it is not conducive to the democratisation of EU governance. Using a governmentality approach,...

Dynamics of Political Change in Ireland: Making and Breaking a Divided Island

Dynamics of Political Change in Ireland: Making and Breaking a Divided Island

1st Edition

Niall Ó Dochartaigh, Katy Hayward, Elizabeth Meehan
August 14, 2018

This book examines the interrelated dynamics of political action, ideology and state structures in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, emphasising the wider UK and European contexts in which they are nested. It makes a significant and unique contribution to wider European and...

Switzerland in Europe: Continuity and Change in the Swiss Political Economy

Switzerland in Europe: Continuity and Change in the Swiss Political Economy

1st Edition

Christine Trampusch, André Mach
August 10, 2018

While Switzerland is well known for its specific political institutions, such as direct democracy, federalism and neutrality, or for its banking secrecy, its socio-economic institutions, which decisively contributed to its prosperity, remain relatively unexplored. This book gives the first...

Poland Within the European Union: New Awkward Partner or New Heart of Europe?

Poland Within the European Union: New Awkward Partner or New Heart of Europe?

1st Edition

Aleks Szczerbiak
August 09, 2018

This book examines the first five years of Polish EU membership. The combination of Poland’s potential power as a major, and possibly controversial, player in both the region and Europe as a whole, and the apparent salience of Euroscepticism in domestic electoral politics at the core of the Polish...

Discretion in the Welfare State: Social Rights and Professional Judgment

Discretion in the Welfare State: Social Rights and Professional Judgment

1st Edition

Anders Molander
July 25, 2018

Welfare state professionals decide or establish premises as to whom will receive what, in what manner, when and how much, and when enough is enough. They control who passes through the gates of the welfare state. This book provides an in-depth understanding of the phenomenon of discretion. It...

Lobbying Success in the European Union: The Role of Information and Frames

Lobbying Success in the European Union: The Role of Information and Frames

1st Edition

Daniel Rasch
May 21, 2018

Having information is key for most political decisions – both for decision-makers and societal actors. This is especially crucial in democratic countries where external stakeholders are invited to participate in decision-making pro- cesses. Assuming that every actor that gets involved in...

Iceland’s Financial Crisis: The Politics of Blame, Protest, and Reconstruction

Iceland’s Financial Crisis: The Politics of Blame, Protest, and Reconstruction

1st Edition

Valur Ingimundarson, Philippe Urfalino, Irma Erlingsdóttir
April 25, 2018

Being the first casualty of the international financial crisis, Iceland was, in many ways, turned into a laboratory when it came to responding to one of the largest corporate failures on record. This edited volume offers the most wide-ranging treatment of the Icelandic financial crisis and its...

Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Political Economy, Security, and Society in the 21st Century

Italy from Crisis to Crisis: Political Economy, Security, and Society in the 21st Century

1st Edition

Matthew Evangelista
December 01, 2017

Italy from Crisis to Crisis seeks to understand Italy’s approach to crises by studying the country in regional, international, and comparative context. Without assuming that the country is abnormal or unusually crisis-prone, the authors treat Italy as an example from which other countries might...

The Moral Economy of EU Association with Africa

The Moral Economy of EU Association with Africa

1st Edition

Mark Langan
October 23, 2017

Africa’s association with the European Union has long been hailed as a progressive model of North-South relations. European officials, in particular, have represented the Africa-EU ‘partnership’ as a pro-poor enterprise in which trade interests are married to development prerogatives. Applying a...

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