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Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies


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The primary objective of the new Contemporary European Studies series is to provide a research outlet for scholars of European Studies from all disciplines. The series publishes important scholarly works and aims to forge for itself an international reputation.

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Law and Diplomacy in the Management of EU-Asia Trade and Investment Relations

Law and Diplomacy in the Management of EU-Asia Trade and Investment Relations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Chien-Huei Wu, Frank Gaenssmantel
December 20, 2019

This volume fills a gap in the literature regarding questions around the interactive dynamics between law and diplomacy on international trade and investment. It brings together lawyers and political scientists from Europe and Asia in an interdisciplinary effort at tracing the respective roles of...

Differentiated Integration and Disintegration in a Post-Brexit Era

Differentiated Integration and Disintegration in a Post-Brexit Era

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Stefan Gänzle, Benjamin Leruth, Jarle Trondal
December 06, 2019

Assessing the consequences of Brexit on EU policies, institutions and members, this book discusses the significance of differentiation for the future of European integration. This book theoretically examines differentiated integration and disintegration, focuses on how this process affects key...

The Political Economy of Adjustment Throughout and Beyond the Eurozone Crisis: What Have We Learned?

The Political Economy of Adjustment Throughout and Beyond the Eurozone Crisis: What Have We Learned?

1st Edition

Michele Chang, Federico Steinberg, Francisco Torres
August 22, 2019

This volume focuses on the aftermath of the euro crisis and whether the reforms have brought about lasting changes to the economic and political structures of the crisis countries or if the changes were short-term and easily abandoned post-bailout and post-recovery. Starting with an analysis of...

Refugees, Security and the European Union

Refugees, Security and the European Union

1st Edition

Sarah Léonard, Christian Kaunert
June 25, 2019

This book analyses the extent and the modalities of the securitization of asylum-seekers and refugees in the EU. It argues that the development of the EU asylum policy, far from 'securitizing' asylum-seekers and refugees, has led to the strengthening and codification of several rights for...

The Informal Construction of Europe

The Informal Construction of Europe

1st Edition

Lennaert van Heumen, Mechthild Roos
January 15, 2019

Informal dimensions of European integration have received limited academic attention to date, despite their historical and contemporary importance. Particularly studies in European integration history, while frequently mentioning informal processes, have as yet rarely conceptualised the study of...

Citizenship, Nation-building and Identity in the EU: The Contribution of Erasmus Student Mobility

Citizenship, Nation-building and Identity in the EU: The Contribution of Erasmus Student Mobility

1st Edition

Cherry James
January 15, 2019

With Brexit looming, a major issue facing UK Higher Education is whether the UK will be able to stay in the Erasmus Programme. This book sits at the intersection of three main interrelated themes - EU citizenship, the current state of the university in Europe, and student mobility - as they play...

Changing Borders in Europe: Exploring the Dynamics of Integration, Differentiation and Self-Determination in the European Union

Changing Borders in Europe: Exploring the Dynamics of Integration, Differentiation and Self-Determination in the European Union

1st Edition

Jacint Jordana, Michael Keating, Axel Marx, Jan Wouters
January 15, 2019

Changing Borders in Europe focuses on the territorial dimension of the European Union. It examines the transformation of state sovereignty within the EU, the emergence of varied self-determination claims, and the existence of a tailor-made architecture of functional borders, established by multiple...

Parties, Power and Policy-making: From Higher Education to Multinationals in Post-Communist Societies

Parties, Power and Policy-making: From Higher Education to Multinationals in Post-Communist Societies

1st Edition

Silvana Tarlea
January 08, 2019

This book explains the conditions under which political parties in government were able to influence economic growth in post-communist European countries. It highlights higher education and international investment as the two essentially related areas that have been steered by governments. The...

Competitiveness and Solidarity in the European Union: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Competitiveness and Solidarity in the European Union: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Paolo Chiocchetti, Frédéric Allemand
November 28, 2018

Starting in the 1980s, competitive pressures and the ideology of competitiveness have shaken and transformed traditional models of development, public policy, and governance in Europe. This edited book carries out a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and innovative analysis of the relationship...

Russia’s Impact on EU Policy Transfer to the Post-Soviet Space: The Contested Neighborhood

Russia’s Impact on EU Policy Transfer to the Post-Soviet Space: The Contested Neighborhood

1st Edition

Esther Ademmer
August 14, 2018

Russia's impact on EU policy transfer to the post-Soviet space has not been as negative as often perceived. EU policies have traveled to countries and issue areas, in which the dependence on Russia is high and Russian foreign policy is increasingly assertive. This book explores Russia's impact on...

The Democratisation of EU International Relations Through EU Law

The Democratisation of EU International Relations Through EU Law

1st Edition

Juan Santos Vara, Soledad Rodríguez Sánchez-Tabernero
August 01, 2018

Since the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, key improvements have occurred in the democratisation of EU international relations through the increased powers of the European Parliament. Nevertheless, a comprehensive legal analysis of the new developments in democratic control of EU external...

Commercial Realism and EU Trade Policy: Competing for Economic Power in Asia and the Americas

Commercial Realism and EU Trade Policy: Competing for Economic Power in Asia and the Americas

1st Edition

Katharina L. Meissner
June 18, 2018

The European Union (EU) is at the forefront of engaging in external trade relations outside of the World Trade Organization (WTO) with entire regions and economic powerhouses. Understanding why and how the EU engages in one of the most active fields of external relations is crucial. This book fills...

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