Participatory Governance in the EU

Author: K. Lindgren
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230347793
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Political Science

An empirical assessment of whether participatory governance reforms within the EU enhance or endanger democracy. Many consider allowing civil society to take an active role in EU policy-making to offer the most effective means of enhancing democracy in the EU, whereas others argue that such attempts deepen the EU's democratic deficit.

Global Crisis Local Voices

Author: Gabriele Piazza
Publisher: IJOPEC PUBLICATION
ISBN: 9781912503704
Release Date: 2019-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

In an interconnected and globalized world, the voices of the local communities struggle to make themselves heard on the international stage. But many issues that arise within international relations have consequences for ordinary lives and are therefore closely connected. Climate change, warfare and migration are all examples of this. They are often discussed in abstract terms with relation to international diplomacy, but threaten the actual livelihoods of small communities and ordinary people. This was the setting of the conference ‘Global Crisis, Local Voices’, held in May 2018. This journal is a compilation of the papers presented at that conference, which was the second ‘DEN International Student Conference’. The conference and this publication is one of the many projects that the Democratic Education Network (DEN) is responsible for since its launch in 2016. This book is a collection of diverse works, all written by student authors from a range of different universities. From Democracy and Ideology, to Climate Change and China, it covers numerous concepts, ideas and geographical regions, that are often found in the studies of Politics and International Relations. This book is the result of passion and hard work from all students involved in its production and it is a project that we in DEN are incredibly proud of and hope to continue in the future. “I encourage you to read these publications to catalyse views in you that stimulate great debate that helps you become part of the compassionate, progressive and responsible movement of young people that will help overcome injustices in the world and make the world a better place.” Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng Vice-Chancellor and President University of Westminster

The European Union and Multilateral Governance

Author: Jan Wouters
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230282315
Release Date: 2012-04-11
Genre: Law

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the EU in UN human rights and environmental governance which addresses the legal and political science dimensions. With contributions from academics and policy-makers, this volume is a comprehensive analysis of how the challenges it faces impact on the EU's position in UN fora.

The European Union in Global Security

Author: R. Ginsberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230367524
Release Date: 2012-02-14
Genre: Political Science

Does the EU matter in international security? The authors identify and explain the drivers of and brakes to EU foreign security action, offer methods of assessment to ascertain influence, and conclude that the union has become a niche international security provider that has in turn strengthened EU foreign policy.

Designing the European Union

Author: Finn Laursen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230367760
Release Date: 2012-12-15
Genre: Political Science

This book has chapters on all the treaties establishing the European Communities in the 1950s as well as subsequent treaties reforming these community treaties (Merger Treaty, Budget Treaties, and the Single European Act) followed by chapters on the Maastricht Treaty establishing the European Union in 1993 and subsequent amendments thereof through the Amsterdam, Nice and Lisbon treaties. The authors are all established and well-known scholars of European integration.The book thus traces the 'constitutional' foundation of the European Union (EU) over time and analyses these development from a comparative perspective: who were the main actors, what were their preferences and which institutions did they design to deal with common problems and challenges? Despite the rejection of the proposed Constitutional Treaty in referendums in France and the Netherlands in 2005 the 'constitutionalization' of the EU has continued. The book tries to answer both the 'how' and 'why' questions of this fascinating process.

The Influence of International Institutions on the EU

Author: O. Costa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230369894
Release Date: 2012-04-05
Genre: Political Science

An exploration of how the EU is influenced by multilateral institutions. There has recently been a dramatic increase in interaction between the EU and multilateral institutions. This book shows that international institutions shape EU policies, as well as acting as a source of preferences and strategies for EU stances internationally.

21st Century Management

Author: M. Lindgren
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230343290
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Explores the changing business landscape of the 21st century and what it means for organizations. The author presents a new model for how to think about and handle the complex world of business from a managerial and innovative perspective with tips and tools for motivating and engaging your organization, clients and customers.

The Mediterranean Dimension of the European Union s Internal Security

Author: S. Wolff
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230369429
Release Date: 2012-09-27
Genre: Political Science

EU internal security concerns such as migration, police and judicial cooperation are today part of EU foreign policy. This book shows how those concerns dominate the EU agenda towards Mediterranean countries. Adopting a rational-choice institutionalist approach, it explores EU policy and the strategic choices made after the 2011 Arab revolts.

Research Design in European Studies

Author: T. Exadaktylos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137005090
Release Date: 2012-04-16
Genre: Political Science

A seminal text in European studies, which addresses issues of research design and causal analysis. The chapters draw on different methodological traditions, notions of causality, and methods and use strong research design to address substantive problems in public policy, party politics, foreign policy and legislative studies.

European Disunion

Author: J. Hayward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137271358
Release Date: 2012-09-28
Genre: Political Science

The Euro crisis catapulted the EU into its most serious political crisis since its inception, leaving it torn between opposing demands for more sovereignty and solidarity. This volume focuses on the key themes of disunion, sovereignty and solidarity. It assesses the main EU institutions: member states, civil society actors and policy areas.

B rger und Demokratie in Ost und West

Author: Dieter Fuchs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783322895967
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Political Science

Dieser Band versammelt Beiträge internationaler Autoren über die etablierten westlichen Demokratien und die neuen Demokratien Mittel- und Osteuropas. Im Vordergrund steht das Verhältnis zwischen den Bürgern und ihrer politischen Ordnung. Behandelt werden die politische Kultur und politische Werte, Wahlen und politischer Prozess, politische Partizipation und Interessenartikulation, politische Parteien und Politiken sowie politische Repräsentation und politische Leistungsfähigkeit demokratischer Systeme. Diese Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Hans-Dieter Klingemann greift Fragestellungen und Themen auf, die zu den zentralen Forschungsfeldern und Interessengebieten des Jubilars gehören.