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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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European Union Constitutionalism in Crisis

European Union Constitutionalism in Crisis

1st Edition

Nicole Scicluna
November 11, 2016

Several years after the first Greek bailout, the integration project of the European Union faces an interlocking set of political, economic, legal and social challenges that go to the very core of its existence. Austerity is the order of the day, and citizens in both debtor and creditor states...

New Security Issues in Northern Europe: The Nordic and Baltic States and the ESDP

New Security Issues in Northern Europe: The Nordic and Baltic States and the ESDP

1st Edition

Clive Archer
May 31, 2016

This volume analyzes the Nordic and Baltic states' relationship with the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). Clive Archer presents a general background to the European Union's ESDP, the strategic situation of Northern Europe, the main security and defence policy issues faced by the states...

The European Union and South East Europe: The Dynamics of Europeanization and Multilevel Governance

The European Union and South East Europe: The Dynamics of Europeanization and Multilevel Governance

1st Edition

Andrew Geddes, Charles Lees, Andrew Taylor
April 27, 2015

This book explores the interaction of the EU in Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, and Macedonia in three key policy sectors – cohesion, border managements and the environment – and assesses the degree to which the European Union’s engagement with the democracies of South East Europe has promoted...

Bureaucrats as Law-makers: Committee decision-making in the EU Council of Ministers

Bureaucrats as Law-makers: Committee decision-making in the EU Council of Ministers

1st Edition

Frank M. Häge
April 27, 2015

The Council of Ministers is one of the most powerful institutions of the European Union (EU) and plays a major role in the European policy-making process. Drawing on formal theory and combining quantitative and qualitative methods in an innovative fashion, this book provides novel insights into the...

European Foreign Policy and the Challenges of Balkan Accession: Conditionality, legitimacy and compliance

European Foreign Policy and the Challenges of Balkan Accession: Conditionality, legitimacy and compliance

1st Edition

Gergana Noutcheva
September 12, 2014

The Balkan countries have responded differently to the EU’s conditional offer of membership. This book examines the diverging compliance patterns of the Balkan accession states and asks why some of them have complied substantially, some only partially and others have defied the EU. The book...

Governing Financial Services in the European Union: Banking, Securities and Post-Trading

Governing Financial Services in the European Union: Banking, Securities and Post-Trading

1st Edition

Lucia Quaglia
September 12, 2014

The global financial crisis that reached its peak in late 2008 has brought the importance of financial services regulation and supervision into the spotlight. This book examines the governance of financial services in the EU, asking who governs financial services in the EU, how and why, and...

European Union Governance: Effectiveness and Legitimacy in European Commission Committees

European Union Governance: Effectiveness and Legitimacy in European Commission Committees

1st Edition

Karen Heard-Laureote
September 12, 2014

The European Commission has increasingly focused on the benefits it can derive from the greater participation of organized civil society in its role and activities. In the face of general decline in public trust in the institutions of government, it facilitated and encouraged new channels of access...

EU Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management: Roles, Institutions, and Policies

EU Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management: Roles, Institutions, and Policies

1st Edition

Eva Gross, Ana E. Juncos
September 12, 2014

Conflict prevention and crisis management has become a key activity for the EU since the creation of the Common Security and Defence Policy in 1999. The rapid growth of this policy area, as well as the number of missions deployed beyond the EU’s border raise important questions about the...

The European Parliament’s Committees: National Party Influence and Legislative Empowerment

The European Parliament’s Committees: National Party Influence and Legislative Empowerment

1st Edition

Richard Whitaker
September 12, 2014

This book analyzes the development of the European Parliament’s (EP) committees and their relationship with national political parties in the light of the EP’s increased legislative role over the last three decades. The book argues that national parties have a greater incentive to care about what...

The European Union, Civil Society and Conflict

The European Union, Civil Society and Conflict

1st Edition

Nathalie Tocci
September 12, 2014

Until recently, the European Union tended to view violent mass conflicts predominantly through the lens of negotiations between conflict leaders and powerful external actors. Today, the EU has begun to recognize the imperative of understanding and influencing developments on the ground in conflict...

Europeanization and the European Economic Area: Iceland's Participation in the EU's Policy Process

Europeanization and the European Economic Area: Iceland's Participation in the EU's Policy Process

1st Edition

Johanna Jonsdottir
September 12, 2014

This book examines Europeanization in the European Economic Area (EEA), exploring whether non-member states can have an input into EU decision-making and whether the EU can successfully export its policies within the framework of the EEA. Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, while not EU member...

The Cultural Politics of Europe: European Capitals of Culture and European Union since the 1980s

The Cultural Politics of Europe: European Capitals of Culture and European Union since the 1980s

1st Edition

Kiran Klaus Patel
September 12, 2014

Culture is one of the most complex and contested fields of European integration. This book analyzes EU cultural politics since their emergence in the 1980s with a particular focus on the European Capital of Culture program, the flagship of EU cultural policy. It discusses both the central as well...

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