The EU as a Global Security Actor

Author: Christian Kaunert
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230378676
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Political Science

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the role of the EU in international security through five detailed case studies and in doing so fills a distinct gap in the scholarship on European security and policy-making. Significantly, it offers a broadened conceptualization of the EU as an international security actor, including JHA policy. Furthermore, case studies which explore, amongst other things, EU responses to piracy off the coast of Somalia, climate change and terrorism offers a fresh insight into EU policy on contemporary security challenges. As such, this book constitutes an important and original input in the debate on European security after the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and is a must-read for students and scholars of EU Politics, Security Studies and International Relations.

European Union Enlargement Conditionality

Author: Eli Gateva
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137482433
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Genre: Political Science

The book provides the first comprehensive comparative analysis of the development of EU enlargement conditionality across four different enlargement waves - the first (2004) and the second (2007) phase of the Eastern enlargement, the EU enlargement to Croatia (2013), and the ongoing enlargement round involving Turkey and the Western Balkans.

European Union Civil Society Policy and Turkey

Author: O. Zihnioglu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137274427
Release Date: 2013-08-29
Genre: Social Science

Drawing on interviews with Civil Society organizations and in conjunction with an examination of EU Civil Society Policy and the legal and institutional environment in Turkey this book examines EU policies on Turkish Civil Society organizations and highlights the significant constraints and limited impacts of these policies.

The Struggle for EU Legitimacy

Author: Claudia Sternberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137327840
Release Date: 2013-08-08
Genre: Political Science

This award-winning book answers some of the big questions on the legitimacy of the European Union. Specifically, it looks at what it would mean for the EU to be considered a legitimate body and where our ideas on this question come from. The Struggle for EU Legitimacy traces the history of constructions and contestations of the EU's legitimacy, in discourses of the European institutions and in public debate. Through an interpretive, non-quantitative textual analysis of an eclectic range of sources, it examines both long-term patterns in EU-official discourses and their reception in member-state public spheres, specifically in the German and French debates on the Maastricht and Constitutional Draft Treaties. The story told portrays the history of legitimating the EU as a continuous contest over the ends and goals of integration, as well as a balancing act—which was inescapable given the nature of the integration project—between 'bringing the people in' and 'keeping them out'. In addition, it was a balancing act between actively politicizing and deliberately de-politicizing the stakes of EU politics.

The British Film Industry in the 1970s

Author: Sian Barber
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230360952
Release Date: 2013-01-22
Genre: Performing Arts

Throughout the 1970s the British film industry struggled to produce films which performed well at the box office and appealed to audiences. As a result, the decade has often been considered as one of the low points of British cinema. But was this really the case? Conventional film histories of the decade have emphasised key texts and specific genres, such as the Bond films, the Carry On series or low budget horror. Yet British cinema in this period offered a great deal more to audiences, and careful study of original documents demonstrates the diversity and variety of an industry, and a decade, typically perceived as limited and unimaginative. An examination of important material – much of it newly discovered or previously under-used – offers an insight into the industry in this decade while key case studies present a detailed picture of the eclectic, diverse and often challenging film culture of the period.

Mapping European Economic Integration

Author: A. Verdun
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137317360
Release Date: 2013-11-14
Genre: Political Science

By examining the various policy subfields of European economic integration such as agriculture, trade, banking, economic governance and sustainability this book offers a comprehensive and wide-ranging analysis of developments that have taken place in the past five years aimed at exploring the path of economic integration in Europe.

The European Union

Author: Daniel Kenealy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199685370
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Political Science

The European Union: How does it work? is the perfect introduction to the EU's structure and operations for those coming to the subject for the first time. An expert team of scholars and practitioners cut through the complexity to explain how the EU works in practice, and equip students withthe knowledge and skills they need to master the subject. The fourth edition of this successful textbook reflects the ongoing changes in the EU in the aftermath of the Eurozone crises, and the global context in which the EU exists. It also features expanded coverage of theories of European integration and policy making, and considers the hugely topicaldebate about the UK's future in the EU.

European Union Foreign Policy

Author: C. Bickerton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230302020
Release Date: 2015-08-16
Genre: Political Science

Scholars and policymakers in EU foreign policy lament the EU's inability to assert itself on the world stage. This book explains this weakness by arguing that EU foreign policy is burdened by various internal functions, and systemizes the analysis of internal functionality, pushing the study beyond the concern with effectiveness.

European Security in Integration Theory

Author: Kamil Zwolski
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319695174
Release Date: 2018-02-08
Genre: Political Science

This book examines federalism and functionalism – two fundamental, yet largely forgotten, theories of international integration. Following the recent outbreak of the war in Ukraine, policy practitioners and scholars have been in search of a deeper understanding of the likely causes of the conflict and its consequences for the European security architecture. Various theories have been deployed to this end, but international and European integration theory remains conspicuously absent. The author shows how the core tenets of integration theories developed after World War I, particularly how they viewed territoriality and geopolitical boundaries, remain as relevant today as they were almost 100 years ago.

European Disintegration

Author: Hans Vollaard
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137414656
Release Date: 2017

“Hans Vollaard leads the debate about contemporary developments in Europe as the process of integration appears headed in reverse. His book is an essential reference point both for those who want to know what happened to existing theories and for those who are seeking to understand how popular dissatisfaction with the European project is likely to have an impact.” –Professor Erik Jones, Johns Hopkins University, USA “This is a brave pioneering effort to make sense of the current European predicament. Curiously, we have numerous theories of European integration and virtually none regarding the opposite process. Hans Vollaard’s book helps us to map and explain European disintegration from diverse theoretical angles. Students and practitioners of the EU should pay attention to his arguments.” –Professor Jan Zielonka, University of Oxford, UK This book accounts for whether and how the path of the European Union (EU) has developed towards potential disintegration. These questions have become particularly relevant since the outbreak of the debt crises in the Eurozone and the Brexit referendum. The author critically subverts theories of European integration and analyses the rise and fall of federations, empires and states in a comparative perspective. The most promising theory presented here indicates that Brexit is not likely to be followed by other member states leaving the EU. Nevertheless, the EU has been undermined from within as it cannot adequately address Eurosceptic dissatisfaction from both the left and right. This book is an essential read for everyone interested in the EU and its future.

The European Union Explained

Author: Andreas Staab
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253009760
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Genre: Political Science

This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for anyone who needs a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This updated edition includes a new chapter on the sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone. Andreas Staab offers basic terms and interpretive frameworks for understanding the evolution of the EU; the overall structure, purpose, and mandate of its main constituent divisions; and key policy areas, such as market unification and environmental policy.

EU Counter Terrorism and Intelligence

Author: Javier Argomaniz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317378952
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Genre: History

The Treaty on the European Union stipulates that one of the key objectives of the Union is to provide citizens with a high level of safety within an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Given that the fight against terrorism is a prominent aspect of this general objective, it is remarkable that, in spite of its political relevance and decade-long history, it has only relatively recently received due attention in the academic community. Yet an analysis of the successes and failures of the EU's involvement in this field is imperative and this is a particularly pertinent moment to take stock of progress. The goal of this book is therefore to look back at the post-9/11 period and answer the question of whether, when it comes to the measures taken to combat terrorism following these attacks, the EU has lived up to the promise made in its founding treaties. In pursuing this goal, this volume presents the views of leading experts casting a critical eye over the EU's performance, recognising achievements but also being suitably critical when the realities did not match the European rhetoric. In doing this, the book makes a significant contribution not only to the scholarly investigation of European Union policies, but also to the study of counter-terrorism in general. This book was published as a special issue of Intelligence and National Security.

EU Foreign Policy Beyond the Nation State

Author: N. Winn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230514737
Release Date: 2001-06-11
Genre: Political Science

EU Foreign Policy Beyond the Nation-State analyses how the 'three pillar' structure of the European Union influences decisions in the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). The authors criticise traditional models of foreign policy analysis and go beyond existing state-centric approaches. They employ three case studies - Bosnia, Chechnya and former Yugoslavia/MOSTAR - to test the quality and the type of decisions taken in foreign policy beyond the nation-state.

Framing Europe

Author: Mark Rhinard
ISBN: 9089790446
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

Studies in International Institutional Dynamics, 3(International Studies Library, 24)Public policymaking increasingly takes place on an international stage, drawing attention to how international bureaucracies set agendas and shape policy outcomes. This book focuses on the European Union and reveals a key strategy used to influence policymaking by one of its central institutions, the European Commission. While most scholarship on the Commission examines its formal means of influence, this book demonstrates how the Commission employs a more informal method of "strategic framing" to manipulate the ideational framework in which policymaking takes place. This method helps the Commission to privilege certain actors, institutional processes, and policy goals in pursuit of preferred outcomes. The effects of strategic framing are examined in four cases of policy change in the fields of agriculture and biotechnology.Mark Rhinard has produced a significant study of policymaking in the European Union. He points to the complex interactions of ideas and institutions in making policy. The work is especially important for linking ideas of social construction with theories of the policy process. This book deserves reading by all students of the EU and public policy. - B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh - Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsList of TablesList of Frequently Used AcronymsChapter One: IntroductionPART ONE: EMPIRICAL AND THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONSChapter Two: The European Commission and the EU Policy ProcessChapter Three: Strategic FramingPART TWO: REFORMING THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY, 1988-2003Chapter Four: A Crack in the Armor: EU Agricultural Reform, 1988-1992Chapter Five: Building On Momentum: EU Agricultural Reform, 1993-2003PART THREE: MAKING BIOTECHNOLOGY POLICY IN THE EU, 1980-2001Chapter Six: "Hijacking In Progress": EU Biotechnology Laws, 1980-1990Chapter Seven: Backlash Towards EU Biotechnology Policy, 1991-2001PART FOUR: CONCLUSIONSChapter Eight: Conclusions: Framing As StrategyWorks CitedIndexAbout the Author(s)/Editor(s)Mark Rhinard (PhD, Cambridge) is Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs where he leads the Europe Research Program. He has published extensively on the European Union in scholarly texts and journals.