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Local Government in Europe: The ‘Fourth Level’ in the EU Multi-Layered System of Governance

Local Government in Europe: The ‘Fourth Level’ in the EU Multi-Layered System of Governance

1st Edition

Carlo Panara, Michael R. Varney
June 09, 2015

This work considers the role of local government in 13 EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The book aims to provide an account of the system of local government in each of the...

The Tangled Complexity of the EU Constitutional Process: The Frustrating Knot of Europe

The Tangled Complexity of the EU Constitutional Process: The Frustrating Knot of Europe

1st Edition

Giuseppe Martinico
September 12, 2014

Despite the rejection of the EU Constitutional Treaty eventually leading to the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty, the debates concerning the European Union’s constitutional framework continue. This book builds on the discourse in European Union constitutionalism in order to offer a novel analysis of...

Criminal Law and Policy in the European Union

Criminal Law and Policy in the European Union

1st Edition

Samuli Miettinen
September 12, 2014

This book takes stock of the development of EU criminal law from the establishment of the ECSC to the first European Union criminal law directives passed after the Lisbon Treaty. The work considers criminal offences established at EU level, the effects of EU law on national criminalization, the...

European Perspectives on Environmental Law and Governance

European Perspectives on Environmental Law and Governance

1st Edition

Suzanne Kingston
June 23, 2014

This book provides a range of perspectives on some of the most pressing contemporary challenges in EU environmental law and governance from some of today’s leading European environmental academics and practitioners. The book maintains a focus on three key cross-cutting issues, each of which is...

Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: The Politics of Exclusion?

Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: The Politics of Exclusion?

1st Edition

Edel Hughes
November 21, 2013

Turkey’s accession to the European Union is undoubtedly one of the Union’s most contested potential enlargements. The narrative that dominates the debate surrounding this issue primarily relates to problems such as a lack of respect for fundamental human rights in Turkey, the Kurdish question and...

EU External Relations Law and the European Neighbourhood Policy: A Paradigm for Coherence

EU External Relations Law and the European Neighbourhood Policy: A Paradigm for Coherence

1st Edition

Bart Van Vooren
October 29, 2013

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) is a recent example of an external EU policy drawn up explicitly with the objective of achieving coherence in the external policies of the EU and its Member States. Positioning the ENP in the legal-historical context of political union, this book explains why...

The Evolving EU Counter-terrorism Legal Framework

The Evolving EU Counter-terrorism Legal Framework

1st Edition

Maria O'Neill
October 29, 2013

Since the coming into force of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009, and the contemporaneous publication of the Stockholm Programme, the area of freedom, security and justice has obtained a more secure legal basis within the EU treaty framework and now has a coherent policy programme set out for its...

The Early Warning System for the Principle of Subsidiarity: Constitutional Theory and Empirical Reality

The Early Warning System for the Principle of Subsidiarity: Constitutional Theory and Empirical Reality

1st Edition

Philipp Kiiver
October 29, 2013

This book offers a comprehensive systematic analysis of the European Union’s Early Warning System (EWS) for subsidiarity, which was introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon. The book includes both a detailed theoretical analysis of the EWS as well as an assessment of how national parliaments have...

The European Constitution, Welfare States and Democracy: The Four Freedoms vs National Administrative Discretion

The European Constitution, Welfare States and Democracy: The Four Freedoms vs National Administrative Discretion

1st Edition

Christoffer C. Eriksen
May 31, 2013

This book explores how the right to the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital in the European Union legal order affects welfare states. These "four freedoms", as they are known, are vital instruments for the protection of a European market unencumbered by internal frontiers. The...

New Governance and the European Employment Strategy

New Governance and the European Employment Strategy

1st Edition

Samantha Velluti
September 13, 2012

In recent years new or experimental approaches to governance in the EU, namely the Open Method of Coordination (OMC), have attracted great interest and controversy. This book examines the European Employment Strategy (EES) and its implementation through the OMC, exploring the promises and...

Human Rights and Minority Rights in the European Union

Human Rights and Minority Rights in the European Union

1st Edition

Kirsten Shoraka
May 29, 2012

The end of the Cold War has ushered a restructuring of the institutions of the European Community, culminating into its enlargement to Eastern Europe, under the aegis of economic integration, democracy and human rights. This book examines the development and the role of human rights in the...

Centralised Enforcement, Legitimacy and Good Governance in the EU

Centralised Enforcement, Legitimacy and Good Governance in the EU

1st Edition

Melanie Smith
April 23, 2012

Article 226 EC is the central mechanism of enforcement in the EC Treaty, and has remained unchanged since the original Treaty of Rome. It provides the European Commission, as guardian of the Treaty, with a broad power of policing Member States’ conduct. Article 226 has been traditionally...

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