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.

Policy Framing in the European Union

Author: F. Daviter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230343528
Release Date: 2011-08-26
Genre: Political Science

Explores how the framing of issues on the EU agenda affects policy-making. In a study that traces the highly contested developments in biotechnology policy over twenty years, the book introduces the conceptual and theoretical tenets of policy framing and shows how this analytical lens offers a unique perspective on issues in EU policy-making.

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.

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.

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.

Cold War Energy

Author: Jeronim Perović
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319495323
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: History

This book examines the role of Soviet energy during the Cold War. Based on hitherto little known documents from Western and Eastern European archives, it combines the story of Soviet oil and gas with general Cold War history. This volume breaks new ground by framing Soviet energy in a multi-national context, taking into account not only the view from Moscow, but also the perspectives of communist Eastern Europe, the US, NATO, as well as several Western European countries – namely Italy, France, and West Germany. This book challenges some of the long-standing assumptions of East-West bloc relations, as well as shedding new light on relations within the blocs regarding the issue of energy. By bringing together a range of junior and senior historians and specialists from Europe, Russia and the US, this book represents a pioneering endeavour to approach the role of Soviet energy during the Cold War in transnational perspective.

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.

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.

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.

The Soviet Union and Europe in the Cold War 1943 53

Author: Francesca Gori
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781349251063
Release Date: 1997-08-12
Genre: History

After the Cold War, its history must be reassessed as the opening of Soviet archives allows a much fuller understanding of the Russian dimension. These essays on the classic period of the Cold War (1945-53) use Soviet and Western sources to shed new light on Stalin's aims, objectives and actions; on Moscow's relations with both the Soviet Bloc and the West European Communist Parties; and on the diplomatic relations of Britain, France and Italy with the USSR. The contributors are prominent European, Russian and American specialists.

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.

Migration and Mobility in the European Union

Author: Christina Boswell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137285485
Release Date: 2010-12-16
Genre: Political Science

This book analyses the patterns of migration flow since the end of the Cold War and relates these to political and policymaking processes at EU level and among EU member states. It delivers an original and innovative perspective on the new dynamics of migration policy and the policy dilemmas facing European politicians.

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.

America the EU and Strategic Culture

Author: Asle Toje
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134060580
Release Date: 2009-01-13
Genre: History

This book provides a provocative analysis of relations between Europe and America during the tempestuous years 1998-2004. Analysing EU foreign policy, it concludes that the lessons learnt in interacting with America have been crucial in shaping the emerging EU strategic culture. The book challenges established orthodoxy regarding the sui generis nature of the European Union. Through detailed case-studies, it shows how the US influenced decisions during the formative years of the EU foreign and security policy: during the 1999 Kosovo war, the EU and NATO enlargement processes, and the 2003 Iraq crisis. However, the book argues that although policy ends may be lead by the US, the EU is growing increasingly confident in selecting distinctively ‘European’ means to achieve these goals. These findings have important implications for understanding both the EU as a foreign policy actor and of the EU-US partnership at the start of the 21st century.