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The Crisis of the European Union: Challenges, Analyses, Solutions

The Crisis of the European Union: Challenges, Analyses, Solutions

1st Edition

Andreas Grimmel
July 27, 2017

The European integration project currently faces profound political, economic, legal, and societal challenges. These challenges seem increasingly to overburden the European Union as well as the cohesion among the Member States, and therefore pose a serious threat to the integration project. The EU...

Italy's Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century: A Contested Nature?

Italy's Foreign Policy in the Twenty-first Century: A Contested Nature?

1st Edition

Ludovica Marchi, Richard Whitman, Geoffrey Edwards
July 13, 2017

Italy’s foreign policy has often been dismissed as too idiosyncratic, inconsistent and lacking ambition. This book offers new insights into the position Italy has attained in the international community in the 21st century. It explores how the country has sought to take advantage of its passage...

The Challenge of Coalition Government: The Italian Case

The Challenge of Coalition Government: The Italian Case

1st Edition

Nicolò Conti, Francesco Marangoni
June 30, 2017

Since the advent of the Second Republic in Italy in the mid-1990s, a new generation of politicians has announced a shift in the system toward greater governmental leadership, policy innovation, government accountability and responsiveness to the citizens. Yet in recent years government has...

Mediating Policy: Greece, Ireland, and Portugal Before the Eurozone Crisis

Mediating Policy: Greece, Ireland, and Portugal Before the Eurozone Crisis

1st Edition

Kate Nicholls
June 30, 2017

Amongst the most serious consequences of the 2008 global financial collapse and sovereign debt crisis were a series of unprecedented international bailouts for Greece, Ireland, and Portugal between 2010 and 2011. This book analyses the development policies of Greece, Ireland, and Portugal between...

European Union Enlargement: Material interests, community norms and anomie

European Union Enlargement: Material interests, community norms and anomie

1st Edition

Thomas Mehlhausen
June 30, 2017

The continuous expansion of the European Union has transformed its very own self-conception. While Eastern enlargement was widely celebrated as the ‘reuniting of Europe’, the sheer number of applicants, their low economic development and the need for new states to transform in accordance with EU...

Uncovering the Territorial Dimension of European Union Cohesion Policy: Cohesion, Development, Impact Assessment and Cooperation

Uncovering the Territorial Dimension of European Union Cohesion Policy: Cohesion, Development, Impact Assessment and Cooperation

1st Edition

Eduardo Medeiros
June 09, 2017

Despite the non-territorialised strategic goals of the EU 2020 Strategy, the long-term aim of EU Cohesion Policy to promote harmonious development of the European territory – social, economic, and ‘territorial cohesion’ – remains a central goal of achieving a more cohesive EU territory. This book...

European Enlargement across Rounds and Beyond Borders

European Enlargement across Rounds and Beyond Borders

1st Edition

Haakon A. Ikonomou, Aurélie Andry, Rebekka Byberg
March 15, 2017

Enlargement has been an almost constant part of European integration history – going from an improvised exercise to the EU’s most developed foreign policy tool. However, neither the longevity nor the complexity of enlargement has been properly historicised. European Enlargement across Rounds and...

European Space Policy: European integration and the final frontier

European Space Policy: European integration and the final frontier

1st Edition

Thomas Hoerber, Paul Stephenson
March 02, 2017

Space policy is at the cutting edge of current EU policy developments and is a fascinating object of study, involving multiple and diverse actors. It is also an original and contemporary lens for studying European policy-making. This book explores advances in European space policy and their...

Market Expansion and Social Dumping in Europe

Market Expansion and Social Dumping in Europe

1st Edition

Magdalena Bernaciak
February 07, 2017

The term ‘social dumping’ regularly appears in public debates and in policymaking circles. However, due to its ambiguity it is used in a manner that is convenient for individual discourse participants, thus opening the door for misconceptions and ill-grounded accusations. This book systematically...

The Diplomatic System of the European Union: Evolution, change and challenges

The Diplomatic System of the European Union: Evolution, change and challenges

1st Edition

Michael Smith, Stephan Keukeleire, Sophie Vanhoonacker
February 07, 2017

Over the past five years, the EU has established a new system of diplomacy centred on the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. This new system reflects a process of evolution in a changing context, and has been faced by major...

Promoting National Priorities in EU Foreign Policy: The Czech Republic’s Foreign Policy in the EU

Promoting National Priorities in EU Foreign Policy: The Czech Republic’s Foreign Policy in the EU

1st Edition

Tomas Weiss
January 16, 2017

How do smaller member states promote their interests in EU foreign policy and external relations? EU membership can be seen to affect member states’ foreign policy in two ways, either by restricting national policies or empowering states in a challenging global environment. There is a general...

Democratic Transformations in Europe: Challenges and opportunities

Democratic Transformations in Europe: Challenges and opportunities

1st Edition

Yvette Peters, Michaël Tatham
December 15, 2016

Democracies evolve. Their evolution is not only key to their survival; it is also a reflection of the changing environment in which they operate. This book contributes to the analysis and understanding of how democratic states have transformed over time by examining a number of challenges and...

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