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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...

Clientelism and Economic Policy: Greece and the Crisis

Clientelism and Economic Policy: Greece and the Crisis

1st Edition

Aris Trantidis
May 16, 2016

With its deep economic crisis and dramatic political developments Greece has puzzled Europe and the world. What explains its long-standing problems and its incapacity to reform its economy? Using an analytic narrative and a comparative approach, the book studies the pattern of economic reforms in...

Challenges to Democracies in East Central Europe

Challenges to Democracies in East Central Europe

1st Edition

Jan Holzer, Miroslav Mareš
May 16, 2016

Democratic development in Central and Eastern Europe is not a finished project, nor is its progress immune to internal and external threats. The current social, economic, ethnic and political situation within the region presents new dangers. This text identifies and analyses challenges to current...

New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy

New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Maciej Wilga, Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski
May 11, 2016

EU foreign policy once existed in the form of the European Political Cooperation with only a limited political leverage and symbolic institutional underpinnings. In recent years rapid changes have occurred, including an expanding institutional apparatus, increased responsibility and growing demand...

Political Representation in the European Union: Still democratic in times of crisis?

Political Representation in the European Union: Still democratic in times of crisis?

1st Edition

Sandra Kröger
May 06, 2016

In recent years the financial and economic crisis of 2008–9 has progressed into an equally important political and democratic crisis of the EU. These troubled times have set the framework to re-assess a number of important questions in regard to representative democracy in the EU, such as the...

European Union Public Health Policy: Regional and global trends

European Union Public Health Policy: Regional and global trends

1st Edition

Scott L. Greer, Paulette Kurzer
April 24, 2016

Ranging from influence over world trade laws affecting health to population health issues such as obesity to the use of comparative data to affect policy, the EU’s public health policies are increasingly important, visible, expensive and effective. They also provide an invaluable case study for...

The EU, Migration and the Politics of Administrative Detention

The EU, Migration and the Politics of Administrative Detention

1st Edition

Michela Ceccorulli, Nicola Labanca
April 21, 2016

Migration is now regarded as a security issue, both in public debate and government policies. In turn, the phenomenon of detention as a governance practice has emerged, and the developing presence of camps in Europe for migrants has given rise to a tangle of new and complex issues. This book...

Gendering Spanish Democracy

Gendering Spanish Democracy

1st Edition

Monica Threlfall, Christine Cousins, Celia Valiente
February 28, 2016

This book provides an up-to-date critical assessment of gender in Spain with reference to the key social and political fields. It addresses aspects of women's experience such as the public spheres of elective politics, public policy-making and the labour market. This is underpinned by an in-depth...

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