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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,...

Sustainability in European Environmental Policy: Challenges of Governance and Knowledge

Sustainability in European Environmental Policy: Challenges of Governance and Knowledge

1st Edition

Rob Atkinson, Terizakis Georgios
April 10, 2015

This book examines sustainability in European environmental policy and explores the related challenges of governance and knowledge. It provides an assessment of the EU sustainability strategy and concentrates on three key directives: Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Emissions Trading (ET)...

The EU and Multilateral Security Governance

The EU and Multilateral Security Governance

1st Edition

Sonia Lucarelli, Luk Van Langenhove, Jan Wouters
December 23, 2014

This book studies the role of the EU in peace and security as a regional actor with global aspirations, in the context of challenged and changing multilateralism. Multilateralism, governance and security are three concepts that have attracted a great deal of attention in the past decade and...

Climate Change and European Security

Climate Change and European Security

1st Edition

Richard Youngs
October 13, 2014

It is now commonly asserted that climate change will fundamentally change international relations. It has been predicted that global warming will increase conflict within and between states, intensify food insecurity, menace the global trading system and unleash waves of migration. As a result...

Society and Democracy in Europe

Society and Democracy in Europe

1st Edition

Silke I. Keil, Oscar W. Gabriel
September 12, 2014

This comparative study examines what kinds of societal forces shape European relationships towards democratic political life in contemporary Europe. Drawing on data from the European Social Survey (ESS), the book develops a theoretical perspective on the relationship between social structure and...

The New Member States and the European Union: Foreign Policy and Europeanization

The New Member States and the European Union: Foreign Policy and Europeanization

1st Edition

Michael Baun, Dan Marek
September 12, 2014

This book examines the impact of EU membership on the foreign policies of the 12 new member states that joined the EU in 2004 and 2007. Among scholars of European politics there is a general consensus that membership in the European Union changes the countries that join. Yet considerable debate...

The Europeanization of National Foreign Policies towards Latin America

The Europeanization of National Foreign Policies towards Latin America

1st Edition

Lorena Ruano
September 11, 2014

Who shapes the European Union’s policy towards Latin America? How has this EU policy modified individual member states’ relations with the region? This book provides a comparative account of seven member states’ bilateral links with Latin America since 1945, in the context of their EU membership...

Territory and Terror: Conflicting Nationalisms in the Basque Country

Territory and Terror: Conflicting Nationalisms in the Basque Country

1st Edition

Jan Mansvelt Beck
August 15, 2014

All Basque interpretations of national power have resulted in an uneasy mix of often fragmented and conflicting territorial identifications. Basques can identify themselves with France, Spain or an imagined Basque nation state. Territory and Terror confronts the imagined and actual territorial...

Human Rights and Democracy in EU Foreign Policy: The Cases of Ukraine and Egypt

Human Rights and Democracy in EU Foreign Policy: The Cases of Ukraine and Egypt

1st Edition

Rosa Balfour
July 04, 2014

This book investigates the disparity between rhetoric and performance in the European Union response to abuses of human rights and transgression of democracy. With the Arab spring putting the spotlight on the EU’s self-portrait as committed to promoting global human rights and democracy, this book...

Learning from the EU Constitutional Treaty: Democratic Constitutionalization beyond the Nation-State

Learning from the EU Constitutional Treaty: Democratic Constitutionalization beyond the Nation-State

1st Edition

Ben Crum
July 04, 2014

The negative results of referenda on the European Union (EU) Constitutional Treaty in France and the Netherlands, and subsequent low-key adoption of the Treaty of Lisbon raise complex questions about the possible democratization of international organisations. This book provides a full analysis of...

EU Foreign Policy and the Europeanization of Neutral States: Comparing Irish and Austrian Foreign Policy

EU Foreign Policy and the Europeanization of Neutral States: Comparing Irish and Austrian Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Nicole Alecu de Flers
May 30, 2014

This book examines the effects of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the European Union (EU) on the national foreign policies of Ireland and Austria. Small and neutral EU member states provide a fascinating case-study as the CFSP entails a dilemma for them. Their size may create...

The Second Tier of Local Government in Europe: Provinces, Counties, Départements and Landkreise in Comparison

The Second Tier of Local Government in Europe: Provinces, Counties, Départements and Landkreise in Comparison

1st Edition

Hubert Heinelt, Xavier Bertrana
May 30, 2014

This book takes a comparative approach to local government across 14 European countries, looking at processes of decentralisation, regionalisation and reforms of local government. Examining second levels of government, such as UK Counties, French Départements, Italian and Spanish Provinces, and...

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