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Energy Security: Europe's New Foreign Policy Challenge

Energy Security: Europe's New Foreign Policy Challenge

1st Edition

Richard Youngs
October 07, 2011

The geopolitics of oil and gas have made a spectacular return to the international political agenda. The European Union (EU) has recognized the importance of incorporating energy security more systematically into foreign policy. It has committed itself to pursuing an energy security policy based on...

European Union Sanctions and Foreign Policy: When and Why do they Work?

European Union Sanctions and Foreign Policy: When and Why do they Work?

1st Edition

Clara Portela
October 07, 2011

Sanctions are an important tool within the foreign policy of the European Union, which have until now remained obscure to both scholars and the general public. This book examines sanctions as a political tool of influence and evaluates the efficacy of sanctions imposed by the EU against third...

Citizenship and Collective Identity in Europe

Citizenship and Collective Identity in Europe

1st Edition

Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski
October 07, 2011

This book is the first monograph to systematically explore the relationship between citizenship and collective identity in the European Union, integrating two fields of research – citizenship and collective identity. Karolewski argues that various types of citizenship correlate with differing...

The Political Economy of Noncompliance: Adjusting to the Single European Market

The Political Economy of Noncompliance: Adjusting to the Single European Market

1st Edition

Scott Siegel
May 19, 2011

The Political Economy of Noncompliance explains why states fail to comply with international law. Over the last sixty years, states have signed treaties, established international courts and other supranational institutions to achieve the benefits of international cooperation. Nowhere has this...

The Struggle for the European Constitution: A Past and Future History

The Struggle for the European Constitution: A Past and Future History

1st Edition

Michael O'Neill
March 24, 2011

The European Union (EU) Constitution was one of the most important developments in the history of the EU, aiming to make the EU more transparent, relevant and accountable to the citizens of its member states. Current anxieties over the pace and direction of EU integration place this comprehensive...

The EU's Role in World Politics: A Retreat from Liberal Internationalism

The EU's Role in World Politics: A Retreat from Liberal Internationalism

1st Edition

Richard Youngs
March 05, 2011

Debates on EU foreign policy have been dominated by two opposing schools of argument. One includes a broad range of work that extols the virtues of a European liberal concept of power and the other sees the EU’s commitment to cosmopolitan liberalism and soft power as a sign of weakness rather than...

The Illusion of Accountability in the European Union

The Illusion of Accountability in the European Union

1st Edition

Sverker Gustavsson, Christer Karlsson, Thomas Persson
February 28, 2011

This book examines accountability in the EU from different perspectives and considers whether EU citizens have real opportunities for holding decision-makers accountable. This book critically analyses five arguments which claim there are sufficient means for holding decision-makers to account in...

European Union and the Making of a Wider Northern Europe

European Union and the Making of a Wider Northern Europe

1st Edition

Pami Aalto
February 02, 2011

This book is the first comprehensive study of how and why the European Union has enlarged to become northern Europe’s leading power. Pami Aalto presents a new approach to the under-theorized field of EU foreign policy studies, showing how, since 1990, the EU has enlarged to include Finland,...

Fifty Years of EU-Turkey Relations: A Sisyphean Story

Fifty Years of EU-Turkey Relations: A Sisyphean Story

1st Edition

Armağan Emre Çakır
December 07, 2010

The publication of this book marks the fiftieth year of Turkey’s application to the European Economic Community for associate membership, and evaluates EU-Turkey relations in a historical perspective. Examining the evolving approaches of Turkey and of the EU towards each other, the volume focuses...

The Spatialities of Europeanization: Power, Governance and Territory in Europe

The Spatialities of Europeanization: Power, Governance and Territory in Europe

1st Edition

Alun Jones, Julian Clark
September 30, 2010

Europeanization is increasingly fashionable in the social sciences as a research focus as well as a backdrop for studies of the European Union and its relations with its member states. However, to date there is little consensus among the scholarly community over what Europeanization is or how it...

European Security and Defence Policy: An Implementation Perspective

European Security and Defence Policy: An Implementation Perspective

1st Edition

Michael Merlingen, Rasa Ostrauskaite
September 30, 2010

Security and defence is the area in which the EU has advanced most in recent years. A principal element of this process is the proliferating number of military and civilian crisis management missions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Clearly, Europe has come a long way since the...

Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland since 1980: The Totality of Relationships

Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland since 1980: The Totality of Relationships

1st Edition

Eamonn O'Kane
September 30, 2010

This book is the first in-depth analysis of the interaction between the British and Irish governments and the role they have played in seeking to resolve the conflict in Northern Ireland since 1980. Eamonn O’Kane examines Britain and Ireland’s objectives in relation to the Northern Ireland...

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