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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...

Russian Messianism: Third Rome, Revolution, Communism and After

Russian Messianism: Third Rome, Revolution, Communism and After

1st Edition

Peter J. S. Duncan
April 08, 2014

This is the first book in English for half a century to examine the complexities of Russian messianism, both as a whole and in its interaction with Communism. Peter Duncan considers its Orthodox roots and focuses on Russia's geopolitical experience and situation to explain the endurance of this...

Transnational Labour Solidarity: Mechanisms of commitment to cooperation within the European Trade Union movement

Transnational Labour Solidarity: Mechanisms of commitment to cooperation within the European Trade Union movement

1st Edition

Katarzyna Gajewska
December 12, 2013

The book examines the integration of European trade union movement and explores the prospects for European or transnational solidarity among workers. Contrary to much existing research and despite national differences, Gajewska examines how trade unions cooperate and the forms in which this...

Security Challenges in the Euro-Med Area in the 21st Century: Mare Nostrum

Security Challenges in the Euro-Med Area in the 21st Century: Mare Nostrum

1st Edition

Stephen Calleya
July 29, 2013

This book examines and assesses the main security factors influencing Euro-Mediterranean relations at the start of the twenty-first century. Developing a theoretical framework based on the security complex, this book provides an empirical analysis of security challenges in the Euro-Mediterranean...

Gibraltar, Identity and Empire

Gibraltar, Identity and Empire

1st Edition

E.G. Archer
July 09, 2013

The principal argument in Gibraltar and Empire is that Gibraltarians constitute a separate and distinctive people, notwithstanding the political stance taken by the government of Spain. Various factors - environmental, ethnic, economic, political, religious, linguistic, educational and informal -...

Europeanization and New Member States: A Comparative Social Network Analysis

Europeanization and New Member States: A Comparative Social Network Analysis

1st Edition

Flavia Jurje
March 25, 2013

This book examines the Europeanization of the polity and politics of a new EU Member State. Using social network analysis in a comparative research design, it provides a systematic analysis of the effects of Europeanization on the institutions, policy processes, power constellation and conflict...

The Politics of Ratification of EU Treaties

The Politics of Ratification of EU Treaties

1st Edition

Carlos Closa
March 11, 2013

Since its inception, the European Union (EU) has revised its foundational treaties several times, resulting in national ratification processes involving different actors, with varying success. This book focuses on the politics of ratification of EU Treaties and reviews the processes of ratification...

Institutional Challenges in Post-Constitutional Europe: Governing Change

Institutional Challenges in Post-Constitutional Europe: Governing Change

1st Edition

Catherine Moury, Luís de Sousa
February 15, 2013

This book discusses the future of the European Union following the failure of the Constitutional and reform treaties, examining the transformations, dynamics and major issues facing present-day Europe. Discussing key questions relating to the future of the European project, this book brings...

A Political Theory of Identity in European Integration: Memory and policies

A Political Theory of Identity in European Integration: Memory and policies

1st Edition

Catherine Guisan
September 17, 2012

This book provides a theoretical and historical examination of the speech and deeds of European founders. Using a fresh and innovative approach, this monograph connects political theory with concrete political practices based on empirical evidence, and theorizes the internal process of European...

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