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Policy Making at the Second Tier of Local Government in Europe: What is happening in Provinces, Counties, Départements and Landkreise in the on-going re-scaling of statehood?

Policy Making at the Second Tier of Local Government in Europe: What is happening in Provinces, Counties, Départements and Landkreise in the on-going re-scaling of statehood?

1st Edition

Xavier Bertrana, Björn Egner, Hubert Heinelt
October 23, 2017

Debates about multi-level governance have led to a profound restructuring of regional and local government. The second level of local government is under review in most European countries, with the aim to strengthen the institutional capacity of municipalities or to develop appropriate...

The Politics of Trauma and Peace-Building: Lessons from Northern Ireland

The Politics of Trauma and Peace-Building: Lessons from Northern Ireland

1st Edition

Cillian McGrattan
October 23, 2017

In marked contrast to literary, historical and cultural studies, there has been a limited engagement with the concepts and politics of trauma by political science and peacebuilding research. This book explores the debate on trauma and peacebuilding and presents the challenges for democratization...

Eurozone Politics: Perception and reality in Italy, the UK, and Germany

Eurozone Politics: Perception and reality in Italy, the UK, and Germany

1st Edition

Philip Giurlando
October 23, 2017

The crisis of the Eurozone has had a significant impact on the politics of Europe. In many countries, the euro was largely interpreted by elites as a development that would ameliorate their nations’ problems. However, recent events have proven the contrary, with the rise of radical right-wing...

Unequal Europe: Social Divisions and Social Cohesion in an Old Continent

Unequal Europe: Social Divisions and Social Cohesion in an Old Continent

1st Edition

James Wickham
October 23, 2017

This wide-ranging and comparative text reviews the major theoretical and substantive debates on social inequality in Europe. It provides a valuable dual focus on European society and individual societies while placing Europe in its wider global context. Demonstrating the continued importance of...

Politics of Identity in Post-Conflict States: The Bosnian and Irish experience

Politics of Identity in Post-Conflict States: The Bosnian and Irish experience

1st Edition

Éamonn Ó Ciardha, Gabriela Vojvoda
October 13, 2017

Ireland and the Balkans have come to represent divided and (re)united communities. They both provide effective microcosms of national, ethnic, political, military, religious, ideological and cultural conflicts in their respective regions and, as a result, they demonstrate real and imaginary...

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...

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