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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions

Author: Knud Erik Jørgensen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415539463
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Political Science

While the EU has championed "effective multilateralism" and experienced a dramatic internal reform process to improve its performance in external relations, broader multilateral processes have also undergone dramatic change. This handbook addresses the increasingly contested issue of profound political importance: Europe's presence in multilateral institutions. It assesses both the evolving role of Europe in international institutions, and the transformations in international institutions themselves. Acknowledging that the category of international institutions comprises a highly diverse field of multilateral engagements this handbook presents a state of the art approach that analyzes both what we have learned about the EU and international institutions as well as identifying promising avenues for further research. The handbook is divided into six parts: Part I examines the EU's diplomatic and legal personality in international relations that constitutes the internal foundation for the EU's engagement with international institutions. Part II assesses how EU multilateralism intersects with other international institutions and provides a means to assess the performance of international institutions as well as the EU itself in multilateral processes. Part III focuses on the EU's participation with key institutions within the general UN system, such as the UN Security Council and the Human Rights Council as well as specific policy domains such as human rights across UN institutions. Part IV focuses on EU relations with wide range of international organizations in a variety of fields, from organizations in economic and security realms to environmental institutions and specialized agencies. Part V focuses on the EU's engagement in a broad spectrum of issue-specific international agreements and international regimes, addressing issues such as non-proliferation of WMDs, climate change, information technology, and the emerging Gx-system (G7, G8, G20 etc). Part VI examines broader contextual factors that influence the relationship between the EU and international institutions, including the evolution of multilateralism, the trans-Atlantic relationship, global norms and the emergence of multipolarity. This comprehensive volume brings together scholars and practitioners to summarize and synthesize existing knowledge in the field. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of European politics, the EU's external relations, international relations, international organizations and international political economy.

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.

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 & 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 Making of Informal States

Author: D. Isachenko
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230392069
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: Political Science

Using the cases of Northern Cyprus and Transdniestria, the author examines state-building as practiced by informal states. Exploring symbolic and economic dimensions of state-building projects and using insights from political sociology, she investigates how they function under circumstances of non-recognition.

Regional and International Relations of Central Europe

Author: Zlatko Sabic
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137283450
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Genre: Political Science

Focused on the role of Central Europe in international politics at the turn of the 20th century, the authors take stock of the knowledge about the discipline of IR, enhance the visibility of scholars from Central Europe, and fill the void which has emerged after several researches on Central Europe were completed in the 1990s.

The European Union and strategy

Author: Maxwell J. Fry
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415450608
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Monetary policy in developing countries is largely based on a system introduced in the 1960s. Emancipating the Banking System and Developing Markets for Government Debt illustrates how this outdated system has led to financial repression and suggests some alternatives. Maxwell Fry is one of the leading experts in this area. His book will provide a much-needed study for those studying development and finance economics at an advanced level.