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Portugal in the European Union: Assessing Twenty-Five Years of Integration Experience

Portugal in the European Union: Assessing Twenty-Five Years of Integration Experience

1st Edition

Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira
October 12, 2015

This book examines the involvement of Portugal in the European integration process since the country signed the Accession Treaty in 1985. The volume elicits how Portugal has grasped opportunities and challenges emanating from its participation in the institutional, regulatory and...

The European Union and Occupied Palestinian Territories: State-building without a state

The European Union and Occupied Palestinian Territories: State-building without a state

1st Edition

Dimitris Bouris
October 12, 2015

This book analyses the present European Union (EU) approach to state-building, both in policy and operation. It offers a review of the literature on peace-building, EU state-building and conflict resolution, before examining in detail the EU’s role as a state-builder in the case of the Occupied...

Europeanization, Integration and Identity: A Social Constructivist Fusion Perspective on Norway

Europeanization, Integration and Identity: A Social Constructivist Fusion Perspective on Norway

1st Edition

Gamze Tanil
September 29, 2015

This book analyses how domestic and European structures impact on national actors’ identities, interests and foreign policy practices. Employing Norway as the case study area, the author uses this nation as an example to assess Europeanization and identity politics across the European Union (EU)....

New Democracies in Crisis?: A Comparative Constitutional Study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia

New Democracies in Crisis?: A Comparative Constitutional Study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia

1st Edition

Paul Blokker
September 04, 2015

This book considers whether the potential of democracy following the end of the Cold War was diminished by technocratic, judicial control of politics in the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe. It explores the complexities and drawbacks of modern constitutionalism by offering a...

Party Attitudes Towards the EU in the Member States: Parties for Europe, Parties against Europe

Party Attitudes Towards the EU in the Member States: Parties for Europe, Parties against Europe

1st Edition

Nicolò Conti
August 21, 2015

In a moment where the EU is facing an important number of challenges, there is growing interest in understanding how parties influence the way Europe evolves as a political issue, notably how parties structure domestic competition over European issues and they mobilise sentiments in referenda over...

Institutional Legacies of Communism: Change and Continuities in Minority Protection

Institutional Legacies of Communism: Change and Continuities in Minority Protection

1st Edition

Karl Cordell, Timofey Agarin, Alexander Osipov
August 14, 2015

Twenty years after the demise of communist policy, this book evaluates the continuing communist legacies in the current minority protection systems and legislations across a number of states in post-communist Europe. The fall of communism and the process of democratisation across post-communist...

Social Networks and Public Support for the European Union

Social Networks and Public Support for the European Union

1st Edition

Elizabeth Radziszewski
August 14, 2015

Although political conversations on European integration are common, they are not part of existing explanations for attitude formation on the EU. This book examines the impact of social interactions, specifically interpersonal and informal discussions, on shaping individuals’ views on European...

Sustainable Development and Governance in Europe: The Evolution of the Discourse on Sustainability

Sustainable Development and Governance in Europe: The Evolution of the Discourse on Sustainability

1st Edition

Pamela M. Barnes, Thomas C. Hoerber
July 18, 2015

This book analyses the evolution of the sustainability discourse in the European Union, exploring the conditions necessary for sustainable development to move from a conceptual model into a model for action for strategic decision makers at all levels of governance. This book questions the extent...

National Perspectives on Russia: European Foreign Policy in the Making?

National Perspectives on Russia: European Foreign Policy in the Making?

1st Edition

Maxine David, Jackie Gower, Hiski Haukkala
May 22, 2015

This book presents a ground-breaking comparative study of the bilateral relations of all 27 EU member states with Russia and an assessment of their impact on the EU’s efforts to conduct a coherent and effective policy towards its most important neighbour. While there has been a lot of research on...

Nationalism in Italian Politics: The Stories of the Northern League, 1980-2000

Nationalism in Italian Politics: The Stories of the Northern League, 1980-2000

1st Edition

Damian Tambini
May 08, 2015

This book is the first full-length study available in English to trace the extraordinary history of the Italian Northern Leagues during the 1980s and 1990s. At a time when the postwar First Republic entered a crisis amid corruption scandals, the Leagues acted as one of the main protest actors and...

Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union

Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union

1st Edition

Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski, Viktoria Kaina
April 27, 2015

This book shines new light on the political system of the European Union (EU) by focusing on civic resources as a keystone of the EU’s ability to sustain. Less-tangible resources such as trust, solidarity, mutual recognition and citizens’ social and political participation have been, until now,...

The Impact of European Integration on Political Parties: Beyond the Permissive Consensus

The Impact of European Integration on Political Parties: Beyond the Permissive Consensus

1st Edition

Dimitri Almeida
April 27, 2015

This book traces the positions of national partisan actors towards the development of the European polity in an in-depth comparative analysis covering all member states of the European Union over a period of 60 years. The author examines the approach of the social democratic, radical left, liberal,...

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