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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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The Contested Diplomacy of the European External Action Service: Inception, Establishment and Consolidation

The Contested Diplomacy of the European External Action Service: Inception, Establishment and Consolidation

1st Edition

Jost-Henrik Morgenstern-Pomorski
March 14, 2018

The creation of the European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU’s new diplomatic body, was accompanied by high expectations for improving the way Europe would deal with foreign policy. However, observers of its first years of operation have come to the opposite conclusion. This book explains...

Core-periphery Relations in the European Union: Power and Conflict in a Dualist Political Economy

Core-periphery Relations in the European Union: Power and Conflict in a Dualist Political Economy

1st Edition

José M. Magone, Brigid Laffan, Christian Schweiger
February 05, 2018

Successive Enlargements to the European Union membership have transformed it into an economically, politically and culturally heterogeneous body with distinct vulnerabilities in its multi-level governance. This book analyses core-periphery relations to highlight the growing cleavage, and potential...

Domestic Politics and Norm Diffusion in International Relations: Ideas do not float freely

Domestic Politics and Norm Diffusion in International Relations: Ideas do not float freely

1st Edition

Thomas Risse
January 03, 2018

This book collects Thomas Risse's most important articles together in a single volume. Covering a wide range of issues – the end of the Cold War, transatlantic relations, the "democratic peace," human rights, governance in areas of limited statehood, Europeanization, European identity and public...

The Dynamics of EU External Energy Relations: Fighting for Energy

The Dynamics of EU External Energy Relations: Fighting for Energy

1st Edition

Francesca Batzella
December 13, 2017

The Dynamics of EU External Energy Relations examines the behaviour of the European Commission in EU external energy relations paying particular attention to the dynamics existing between the Commission and the member states. It examines the Commission as a constrained policy-entrepreneur trying to...

Claiming Citizenship Rights in Europe: Emerging Challenges and Political Agents

Claiming Citizenship Rights in Europe: Emerging Challenges and Political Agents

1st Edition

Daniele Archibugi, Ali Emre Benli
December 11, 2017

While the European integration project is facing new challenges, abandonments and criticism, it is often forgotten that there are powerful legal instruments that allow citizens to protect and extend their rights. These instruments and the actions taken to activate them are often overlooked and...

The EU in the Global Investment Regime: Commission Entrepreneurship, Incremental Institutional Change and Business Lethargy

The EU in the Global Investment Regime: Commission Entrepreneurship, Incremental Institutional Change and Business Lethargy

1st Edition

Johann Robert Basedow
November 09, 2017

The European Union (EU) has emerged as a key actor in the global investment regime since the 1980s. At the same time, international investment policy and agreements, which govern international investment liberalisation, treatment and protection through investor-to-state dispute settlement, have...

The Formulation of EU Foreign Policy: Socialization, negotiations and disaggregation of the state

The Formulation of EU Foreign Policy: Socialization, negotiations and disaggregation of the state

1st Edition

Nicola Chelotti
October 23, 2017

EU foreign and defence policy is largely formulated in the working parties and committees of the Council of the EU and the vast majority of decisions in this field are made by the national diplomats working in the around 35 groups of the CFSP/CSDP. Although the importance of these committees and...

The European Union's Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective: Beyond the “Actorness and Power” Debate

The European Union's Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective: Beyond the “Actorness and Power” Debate

1st Edition

Ingo Peters
July 13, 2017

This ground-breaking volume provides a new perspective on the EU’s foreign policy and offers a reconstruction of EU research that extends beyond narrow-minded concepts of ‘power’ and ‘actorness’. Focusing on two intertwined research questions, it presents a more sustainable base for studying EU...

Transnationalization and Regulatory Change in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood: Ukraine between Brussels and Moscow

Transnationalization and Regulatory Change in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood: Ukraine between Brussels and Moscow

1st Edition

Julia Langbein
July 13, 2017

Regulatory reforms in the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood countries are not as sluggish as often perceived. Rule enforcement is happening despite the presence of domestic veto players who favour the status quo, the lack of EU membership perspective and the presence of Russia as an alternative governance...

Global Power Transition and the Future of the European Union

Global Power Transition and the Future of the European Union

1st Edition

Birol A. Yeşilada, Jacek Kugler, Gaspare Genna, Osman Göktuğ Tanrıkulu
June 27, 2017

Today, the European Union faces challenges that threaten not only internal cohesion but also its position in the global system. This book is about the future of the EU in the light of global power transition taking place in the twenty-first century and demonstrates how its future rests on a...

War and Intervention in the Transnational Public Sphere: Problem-solving and European identity-formation

War and Intervention in the Transnational Public Sphere: Problem-solving and European identity-formation

1st Edition

Cathleen Kantner
June 16, 2017

The post-Cold War era saw an unexpected increase in intra-state violence against ethnic and religious groups, brutal civil wars and asymmetric conflicts. Those crises posed fundamental questions for the European Union and its member states, to which Europe has so far proven unable to develop...

Lobbying in EU Foreign Policy-making: The case of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Lobbying in EU Foreign Policy-making: The case of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

1st Edition

Benedetta Voltolini
March 02, 2017

This book examines lobbying in EU foreign policy-making and the activities of non-state actors (NSAs), focusing on EU foreign policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It sheds light on the interactions between the EU and NSAs as well as the ways in which NSAs attempt to shape EU foreign policies...

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