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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...

The European Parliament and its International Relations

The European Parliament and its International Relations

1st Edition

Stelios Stavridis, Daniela Irrera
December 09, 2016

Following the Lisbon Treaty, the powers of the European Parliament in external relations have gradually expanded and it is increasingly influencing the foreign policy of the European Union. This book analyses the role of the European Parliament as an international actor and presents a new debate...

Democracy, Law and Religious Pluralism in Europe: Secularism and Post-Secularism

Democracy, Law and Religious Pluralism in Europe: Secularism and Post-Secularism

1st Edition

Ferran Requejo, Camil Ungureanu
November 11, 2016

In contrast with the progressive dilution of religions predicted by traditional liberal and Marxist approaches, religions remain important for many people, even in Europe, the most secularised continent. In the context of increasingly culturally diverse societies, this calls for a reinterpretation...

Contemporary Spanish Foreign Policy

Contemporary Spanish Foreign Policy

1st Edition

David Garcia, Ramon Pacheco Pardo
November 11, 2016

This book examines the evolution of Spanish foreign policy since 1975, through five different presidencies, spanning its transformation from a dictatorial political system and backward economy to a modern European state, fully democratic and with a well-functioning market economy, under strain from...

Reframing Europe's Future: Challenges and failures of the European construction

Reframing Europe's Future: Challenges and failures of the European construction

1st Edition

Jody Jensen, Ferenc Miszlivetz
November 11, 2016

The global financial crisis which erupted in 2008 had an astounding yet varied impact on the European Union (EU), with some countries benefiting from the crisis while others suffered. Today many more and varied voices articulate increasing frustration, dissatisfaction, distrust and cynicism with...

The Nordic Countries and the European Union: Still the other European community?

The Nordic Countries and the European Union: Still the other European community?

1st Edition

Caroline Howard Grøn, Peter Nedergaard, Anders Wivel
November 11, 2016

In European policy-making, the Nordic countries are often viewed as a relatively coherent bloc; in international and European affairs the Nordic position has traditionally been conditioned on being different from and better than Europe. This book offers a coherent, original and systematic...

Personal Diplomacy in the EU: Political Leadership and Critical Junctures of European Integration

Personal Diplomacy in the EU: Political Leadership and Critical Junctures of European Integration

1st Edition

Roland Vogt
October 19, 2016

At a time when the economic troubles and bailouts of Greece and other European economies are casting significant doubt on the future viability of the Eurozone and the EU, it is crucial to examine the origins of the political will and leadership that is necessary to move the integration process...

EU Foreign Policy and Post-Soviet Conflicts: Stealth Intervention

EU Foreign Policy and Post-Soviet Conflicts: Stealth Intervention

1st Edition

Nicu Popescu
August 26, 2016

The European Union is still emerging as a fully fledged foreign policy actor. The vagaries of this process are clearly visible, yet insufficiently explained in the EU policies towards the post-Soviet space. EU Foreign Policy and Post-Soviet Conflicts examines EU intervention and non-intervention...

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