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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...

Popular Protest in East Germany

Popular Protest in East Germany

1st Edition

Gareth Dale
July 08, 2016

An incisive new study of dissent and protest in the German Democratic Republic, focusing on the upheaval of 1989-1990. The author, an active participant both in the 'Citizens' Movement' and in the street protests of that year, draws upon a vast array of sources including interviews, documents from...

The EU’s Democracy Promotion and the Mediterranean Neighbours: Orientation, Ownership and Dialogue in Jordan and Turkey

The EU’s Democracy Promotion and the Mediterranean Neighbours: Orientation, Ownership and Dialogue in Jordan and Turkey

1st Edition

Ann-Kristin Jonasson
June 21, 2016

This book provides a systematic analysis of the EU’s extensive, but so far largely failed, efforts to promote democracy in the Mediterranean region, thoroughly assessing its democracy promotion in relation to two Mediterranean countries – Jordan and Turkey. By pinpointing essential prerequisites...

Multilateralism, German Foreign Policy and Central Europe

Multilateralism, German Foreign Policy and Central Europe

1st Edition

Claus Hofhansel
June 15, 2016

How does the foreign policy of reunified Germany differ from the West German strong commitment to multilateralism?Multilateralism, German Foreign Policy and Central Europe focuses on German relations with the Czech Republic and Poland in order to investigate the changes and continuities in German...

Europeanization and Foreign Policy: State Identity in Finland and Britain

Europeanization and Foreign Policy: State Identity in Finland and Britain

1st Edition

Juha Jokela
May 17, 2016

This book examines the relationship between the European Union (EU) and its member states by analysing how the process of integration in the field of foreign policy is shaping member states' identities. Focusing on the mutually constitutive aspects of the relationship between the EU and its member...

Social Democracy and European Integration: The politics of preference formation

Social Democracy and European Integration: The politics of preference formation

1st Edition

Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos
May 17, 2016

What kind of Europe do social democratic parties prefer? What is the origin of their preferences? Are they shaped by interests, institutions or ideas? If so, how? Why do social democratic political parties respond differently to the crucial question of the future of the European Union? While many...

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