European Disunion

Author: J. Hayward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137271353
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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.

European Union Enlargement Conditionality

Author: Eli Gateva
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137482435
Format: PDF
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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.

Designing the European Union

Author: Finn Laursen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230367763
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

European Union Civil Society Policy and Turkey

Author: O. Zihnioglu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137274425
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

21st Century Management

Author: M. Lindgren
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230343295
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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.

Populist Parties in Europe

Author: Stijn van Kessel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137414111
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Populism is a concept that is currently in vogue among political commentators and, more often than not, used pejoratively. The phenomenon of populism is typically seen as something adverse and, in the European context routinely related to xenophobic politics. What populism exactly is and who its main representatives are, however, often remains unclear. This text has two main aims: to identify populist parties in 21st century Europe and to explain their electoral performance. It argues that populist parties should not be dismissed as dangerous pariahs out of hand but rather that their rise tells us something about the state of representative democracy. The study has a broad scope, including populist parties of various ideological kinds – thus moving beyond examples of the ‘right’ – and covering long-established Western European countries as well as post-communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe. It presents the results of an innovative mixed-methods research project, combining a fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) of populist parties in 31 European countries with three in-depth case studies of the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about European Union Health Policies But Were Afraid to Ask

Author: S. L. Greer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789289050272
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The EU's health mandate allows for a comprehensive set of public health actions, and there are other EU policies, though not health related, which have important consequences for governing, financing, staffing and delivering health services. In other words: EU actions affect the health of Europe's population and the performance of health systems. Given the importance of health systems, an informed debate on the role of the EU and its contribution is required. This though is not easy because EU health policy is difficult to comprehend. There is no single strategy with a neat body of legislation implementing it; rather, there are many different objectives and instruments, some of which appear in unlikely places. Understanding the EU's role in health is especially important now with health systems having to deal with a plethora of challenges including the European financial crisis and the growth of euro-scepticism in politics. This short book aims to makes EU health policy accessible to the political and technical debate, the volume focusing on four aspects of EU health policy: (i) the EU institutions, processes and powers related to health; (ii) the EU action taken on the basis of this health mandate; (iii) the non-health action affecting health and health systems; and, because of its growing importance, financial governance and what it means for European health systems.

Europeanization and European Integration

Author: R. Coman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113732550X
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After two decades of research into the impact of the EU on domestic politics and policies, this book explores the relationship between Europeanization and EU integration. It argues that Europeanization should be considered as a stage in the development of EU integration as well as questioning the notion of incremental Europeanization.

European Public Law

Author: Patrick Birkinshaw
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780406942883
Format: PDF, Kindle
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European integration has been most successful at a legal level and European influences have left an indelible mark on English Public Law. These influences must be understood by students and practitioners if they are to understand our public law and its continuing development. This new book aims to cover the debate surrounding the influence of Community law on the public law of the United Kingdom in a thematic and analytical manner.

The Political Economy of European Welfare Capitalism

Author: Colin Hay
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137020717
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In this state-of-the-art work, Colin Hay and Daniel Wincott reassess welfare provision across the whole of Europe – East, West and Central – and at the national and EU level. The book challenges much conventional wisdom about the welfare state, including the widely accepted notion of a 'golden age' of welfare, the idea of a challenge posed by globalization, and the notion of the welfare state as a burden on competitiveness and a drain on economic performance. The authors put forward an alternative analysis of European welfare capitalism which highlights the importance of European economic integration, domestic political dynamics and demographic change in determining welfare trajectories. They conclude with a compelling account of the challenges to which European welfare states must respond if they are to survive in the new era of public austerity.