The Political System of the European Union

Author: Simon Hix

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 134927531X

Category: European Union

Page: 428

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A major new textbook on the politics of the European Union, which presents the EU as an emerging 'political system', in which the government, policies and the politics of the system are inextricably linked. The book will make an important contribution to the way the EU is analysed, studied and taught as it provides both comprehensive coverage of all aspects of EU politics and a new way of conceptualising the EU, integrating a much wider range of theoretical and empirical material.

The Government and Politics of the European Union

Author: Neill Nugent

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349276057

Category: European Union

Page: 567

View: 1873

An updated edition of Nugent's classic text on recent events in the European Union.

Political Parties in the European Union

Author: Simon Hix,Christopher Lord

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349255602

Category: European Union

Page: 272

View: 9569

Political Parties in the European Union provides a comprehensive assessment of the importance of party politics to the functioning of the European Union which the authors argue has frequently been underestimated. Incorporating much new research material it covers not only the transnational party groups in the European Parliament but also the participants in the European Council and Council of Ministers who, the authors remind us, are not just representatives of 'national interests' but also party politicians.

The Court of Justice of the European Union and The Politics of Law

Author: Sabine Saurugger,Fabien Terpan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137320281

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 369

Using state-of-the-art analysis, this introductory text provides a comprehensive account of the Court of Justice of the European Union, its judicial function and its influence on EU policy making. Combining legal perspective with political analysis, it offers a unique approach to the empirical study of the Court's role in the EU political system.

Institutions of the European Union

Author: John Peterson,Dermot Hodson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198737416

Category:

Page: 498

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The Institutions of the European Union is the key text for anyone wishing to understand the functions, powers, and composition of the EU's institutions. From the Council of Ministers to the European Central Bank, all of the most important organizations are analysed and explained byinternational experts. Updates for the fourth edition include discussions of the impact of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and the euro crisis on the EU's institutions. Authoritative yet accessible, it remains the best guide to how this range of different bodies work together to provide political direction, managepolicies, and integrate contrasting interests within the European Union.

Policy-making in the European Union

Author: Helen Wallace,Mark A. Pollack,Alasdair R. Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199689679

Category: Political Science

Page: 574

View: 848

Constantly evolving, and with far-reaching implications, European Union policy-making is of central importance to the politics of the European Union. From defining the processes, institutions and modes through which policy-making operates, the text moves on to situate individual policieswithin these modes, detail their content, and analyse how they are implemented, navigating policy in all its complexities. Exploring the link between the modes and mechanisms of EU policy-making and its implementation at national level, Policy-Making in the Europe Union helps students to engage with the key issues related to policy. Written by experts, for students and scholars alike, this is the most authoritative andin-depth guide to policy in the European Union.

Politics in the European Union

Author: Ian Bache,Simon Bulmer,Stephen George,Owen Parker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199689660

Category: Political Science

Page: 604

View: 4026

The European Union is a unique, complex, and ever-changing political entity which continues to shape both international politics and the politics of its individual member states. Politics in the European Union provides a clear analysis of the theory, history, policies, and institutions of theEU, giving students a well-rounded introduction to the subject. With an updated history section, this text weaves together material on key contemporary concerns, including the Eurozone crisis and the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, with a thorough consideration of the workings and remit of theEuropean Union.

The European Union

What it is and how it works

Author: Ingeborg Toemmel

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113742754X

Category: Political Science

Page: 380

View: 1029

This new introduction to the European Union is distinguished by its focus on the evolution and functioning of the political system of the EU and how best to understand and theorise its often contradictory and multifaceted nature and the dynamics of European integration.

Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union

Author: Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski,Victoria Kaina

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415689007

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

View: 9295

This book shines new light on the political system of the European Union (EU) by focusing on civic resources as a keystone of the EU's ability to sustain. Less-tangible resources such as trust, solidarity, mutual recognition and citizens' social and political participation have been, until now, largely ignored in the research on European integration. Due to the fundamental changes to the EU in recent years and the challenges ahead, European citizens have become increasingly critical of a long-lasting unification process in Europe. This volume theoretically and empirically examines how the European citizens themselves may contribute to the long-term effectiveness, legitimacy and endurance of the EU. This book aims to examine the issues associated with the utilization of civic resources by the EU, and the ability of European citizens to develop transnational civic resources. Expert contributors in the field develop a framework to understand and explore the potential of citizens in the uncertain future of the EU. Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union will be of interest to students and scholars of European Politics and European Union Studies.

Understanding the European Union

A Concise Introduction

Author: John McCormick

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1403940568

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 7480

Despite the plethora of textbooks available on the European Union and the wide range of interdisciplinary and non-specialist courses on which it is studied, there has, surprisingly, until now been no single text providing concise coverage of all its major dimensions and implications. Rather than focusing just on the history or the politics or the economics of the EU or on detailed coverage of its institutions and/or policies, John McCormick's new book introduces all aspects of European integration combining a very clear and accessible thematic narrative with boxed summaries of a wide range of essential facts and figures.

Political Representation in the European Union

Still democratic in times of crisis?

Author: Sandra Kröger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317745493

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

View: 7450

In recent years the financial and economic crisis of 2008–9 has progressed into an equally important political and democratic crisis of the EU. These troubled times have set the framework to re-assess a number of important questions in regard to representative democracy in the EU, such as the normative foundation of political representation, the institutional relationship between representatives and represented, the link between democracy and representation and new arenas and actors. This book examines the diverse avenues through which different sorts of actors have expressed their voices during the Euro crisis and how their various interests are translated into the decision-making process. It offers a state-of- the-art assessment of what political representation means in this context as well as a contribution to the ‘representative turn’ in democratic theory. The authors address three key themes: • The main actors and channels of political representation in the EU. • Interlocking levels of representation in the EU and the way in which national and supranational representation works. • How the European institutional system represents EU citizens through law and administration. Focusing on the importance of representation in the legitimation of democracy, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of European Union politics, European studies, democratic theory, representation studies, civil society and transnational democracy.

The Diplomatic System of the European Union

Evolution, change and challenges

Author: Michael Smith,Stephan Keukeleire,Sophie Vanhoonacker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317536630

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 2522

Over the past five years, the EU has established a new system of diplomacy centred on the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. This new system reflects a process of evolution in a changing context, and has been faced by major challenges since its inception. This book examines the diplomatic system of the EU, locating it within the broader study of diplomacy and the European integration project. The volume is structured around the interrelated themes of institutional change and the evolving practices of EU diplomacy. It tracks the development of the EU’s system of diplomacy, with particular reference to the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, the establishment of the EEAS and the emerging practices of EU strategic and structural diplomacy. Bringing together contributions from leading experts in the field, this book provides an original approach to the development and operation of the EU’s diplomatic system. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European Union international relations, European Union politics and diplomacy.

The Mechanisms of Institutional Conflict in the European Union

Author: Ludvig Norman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317332725

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 5303

How institutional conflicts arise in international political orders and the conditions shaping the outcomes of such conflicts has become the object of considerable contemporary focus. This book considers the dynamics of institutional conflict and institutional change in international organizations, specifically focusing on the European Union, the most highly integrated international political order on the globe. In a world where political decision making increasingly takes place above the nation state level, it theorises the social mechanisms that lead to the point at which these tensions become explicit and the customary functioning of international political orders tips into outright conflict between different organizational entities. Taking a constructivist approach, it examines two in-depth case studies - in the field of Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) and the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) - to explain the dynamics of the processes that lead up to institutional conflicts and provide some explanation for their final outcomes. This text will be of key interest to fields of and European Integration, EU Politics and more broadly International Relations.

Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century

Author: Mark Leonard

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007398395

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 1956

Those who believe Europe to be weak and ineffectual are wrong. Turning conventional wisdom on its head Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century sets out a vision for a century in which Europe will dominate, not America. This is the book that will make your mind up about Europe.

The Politics of the European Union

Author: Herman Lelieveldt,Sebastiaan Princen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107118743

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 7685

Introduces the European Union through the lens of comparative politics. Exercises, case studies and real-world examples facilitate student learning.

The European Union and Global Social Change

A Critical Geopolitical-Economic Analysis

Author: József Böröcz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135255792

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 6587

This book examines just what the European Union is, in the context of the ongoing structural transformation of the global system. The author develops an integrated approach to global transformations, drawing on geopolitics, political geography, international relations, economics, economic and political history, political economy and macro-sociology to discuss how this supra-state organisation, that shares and pools the sovereignty of some of the wealthiest states of the modern world, makes sense. The book: Interprets the ongoing transformation of west European public authority in the context of the global geopolitical economy of competition, cooperation and conflict Examines the consequences of west European integration for the global system in a longue-durée perspective, developing a new, geopolitical dialect within world-systems analysis, sharpening some of the conceptual tools developed by its paradigm-setters. Develops a new conceptualization for the EU’s global geopolitical strategy, which the author describes this strategy as the elasticity of size Developing a deeper understanding of global social change and west European strategies of global advantage-maintenance and power-management, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of European Politics, International Politics, International Relations Theory and Globalization Studies.

European Union Politics

Author: Michelle Cini,Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198708939

Category:

Page: 512

View: 6746

European Union Politics is the most complete, current, issues-led textbook on the European Union. Written by an expert team of contributors, it fully equips students to understand the European Union and the topical debates and issues which surround it. Alongside comprehensive coverage of the history, theory, institutions, and policies of the EU, the book features a whole section on contemporary issues and current debates, including democracy and legitimacy in the EU, public opinion, the economic crisis, and a brand new chapter on the future of theEU, which is written by a leading expert in the subject. The accessible and wide-ranging nature of this text makes it the ideal starting point for all those wishing to fully understand the workings of this ever-evolving subject. Helpful learning features throughout the text, including key points, questions, and examples, support students' learning, and the book is fully supported by an extensive Online Resource Centre designed to help students take their learning further. For students: * Test your knowledge of the chapters and receive instant feedback with online multiple choice questions.* Take your learning further with relevant web links to reliable online content and links to OUP journal articles.* Revise key terms and concepts from the text with a digital flashcard glossary.* Prepare effectively for assessments with help from the online revision guide.* Expand your knowledge of the EU's member states with an interactive map of Europe.* Remind yourself of key actors in the EU with short biographies of important figures in its history. For registered lecturers * Reinforce key themes from each chapter with suggested seminar and essay questions.* Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations or as hand-outs in class.* Encourage students to participate in active learning with examples of simulation exercises.

Policies and Policy Processes of the European Union

Author: Laurie Buonanno,Neill Nugent

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137305274

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 6315

This major new text on EU policy-making provides a concise but systematic introduction to the main policy areas in which the EU is active and the way in which EU policy is made, explaining how and why the EU's policy portfolio has developed as it has and the distinctive characteristics of each broad policy area.

Parliaments and the Economic Governance of the European Union

Talking Shops Or Deliberative Bodies?

Author: Aleksandra Maatsch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315387255

Category: Political Science

Page: 142

View: 1717

This book analyses how national parliaments and parliamentary parties performed their legislative, representative and control functions during the reform of European economic governance. Focusing on domestic approvals of anti-crisis measures (EFSF, ESM and the Fiscal Compact) in all member states of the Eurozone, the book aims at establishing to what extent national parliaments and parliamentary parties secured their competences in EU policy-making during that process. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, In order to address that question the book employs an interdisciplinary approach and analyses (i) in which states parliaments’ formal powers in approval of anti-crisis measures were constrained, (ii) how parliamentary parties voted on the analysed measures, (iii) what were the dominant discourses of their proponents and opponents and (iv) which parties advocated neoliberal and which Keynesian measures. This text will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners in European Union politics and studies, political parties and parliaments, European Economic governance and more broadly to European politics.

The European Union

How Does it Work?

Author: Daniel Kenealy,John Peterson,Richard Corbett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199685371

Category: Political Science

Page: 283

View: 6723

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.