The European Union as a Small Power

Author: A. Toje
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230281813
Release Date: 2010-06-30
Genre: Political Science

The post-Cold War period is coming to an end. After a decade of foreign policy integration Europe faces multipolarity internally divided and externally weak. Toje argues that due to the lack of a workable decision-making mechanism the EU is destined to play the limited but distinct role of a small power in global politics.

Normative Power Europe

Author: R. Whitman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230305601
Release Date: 2011-06-21
Genre: Political Science

The notion of Normative Power Europe (NPE) is that the EU is an 'ideational' actor characterised by common principles and acting to diffuse norms within international relations. Contributors assess the impact of NPE and offer new perspectives for the future exploration of one of the most widely used ideas in the study of the EU in the last decade.

Political Allegiance After European Integration

Author: J. White
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230307193
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Genre: Social Science

How should political community be seen in the context of European integration? This book combines a theoretical treatment of political allegiance with a study of ordinary citizens, examining how taxi-drivers in Britain, Germany and the Czech Republic talk politics and situate themselves relative to political institutions and other citizens.

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.

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 European Union and Global Development

Author: S. Gänzle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137016737
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Political Science

An assessment of the capacity of the EU to coordinate actors and policies with regards to global development. The authors argue that the EU and its member states have the potential to act for global development when they are able to improve policy and actor coherence, such as through better linking of bilateral and community programmes.

Pursuing Effective Multilateralism

Author: Robert Kissack
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215365722
Release Date: 2010-07-15
Genre: Political Science

Does EU participation in the multilateral system lead to the goal of effective multilateralism? This book examines 8 multilateral organizations, showing how EU policies harm the organizations they mean to help. The multilateral system is too heterogeneous for a one-size-fits-all approach; we must understand multilateralism working in practice.

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.

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.

Transnational Networks in Regional Integration

Author: Wolfram Kaiser
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215383659
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Genre: Political Science

Contributors to this volume use newly available sources to challenge the widely held assumption that European integration developed in the 1980s. They demonstrate how various networks influenced constitutional choices and policy decisions after World War II.

Europe Regions and European Regionalism

Author: Roger Scully
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: NWU:35556040910689
Release Date: 2010-10-13
Genre: Law

Introduction: Europe, Regions and European Regionalism-- R.W.Jones & R.Scully The Belgian Regions and the European Union: Unintended partners in unravelling the Belgian state?-- W.Swenden The French Regions and the European Union: Policy Change and Institutional Stability-- R.Pasquier 'Fit for Europe'? The German Lander, German federalism and the EU-- C.Moore 'Loyal Cooperation': Italian Regions and the Creation and Implementation of European Law-- G.Falcon & D.de Pretis Divide to Multiply: Irish Regionalism and the European Union-- K.Hayward Scotland's European Strategy-- N.Burrows European Integration and the Spanish Territorial State-- F.Morata The Swedish Regions and the European Union-- A.Lidstrom Estonian Regions and the European Union: between Transformation and Europeanisation-- T.Kungla Regionalism in a Unitary State: The case of Hungary-- G.Horvath The Regions of Poland-- G.Gorzelak with A.Tucholska Accommodating European Union Membership: The Regional Level in Bulgaria-- M.Brusis Conclusion: Europe's Persisting Regions-- R.Scully & R.Wyn Jones Bibliography.

The Nordic Countries and the European Union

Author: Caroline Howard Grøn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317536604
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Political Science

In European policy-making, the Nordic countries are often viewed as a relatively coherent bloc; in international and European affairs the Nordic position has traditionally been conditioned on being different from and better than Europe. This book offers a coherent, original and systematic comparative analysis of the relationship between the Nordic countries and the European Union over the past two decades. It looks at the historical frame, institutions and policy areas, addressing both traditional EU areas such as agriculture and more nascent areas affecting the domestic and foreign policies of the Nordic countries. In doing so, it examines how the Nordic approach to European policy-making has developed and explains why the Nordic countries are similar in some respects while differing in others when engaging with EU institutions. In highlighting the similarities and differences between the Nordic countries it explores what lessons – positive and negative – may be drawn from this approach for the Nordic countries and other small states. This book will be of interest to scholars, students and practitioners engaged with the Nordic Countries, EU politics and policy-making, European politics and comparative politics.

The European Union and Multilateral Governance

Author: Hans Bruyninckx
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230375918
Release Date: 2012-04-11
Genre: Political Science

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.