European Governance and Supranational Institutions

Author: Jonas Tallberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134386168
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This book examines the influence of the European Commission and the European Court of Justice in the political and legal enforcement of member state compliance in the EU. The authors show how the EU's supranational institutions have played an independent role in the creation of a European enforcement system that is exceptionally effective compared to that of other international organizations.

Conflict and Change in EU Budgetary Politics

Author: Johannes Lindner
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415356794
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Using a strong historical framework, this volume provides a rational institutional analysis of European Union decision-making, paying particular attention to conflict within EU budgetary politics.

Kosovo

Author: Denisa Kostovicova
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415348065
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"Of interest to academics and students of nationalism and politics as well as practitioners and journalists, this book is an important advance in research on one of the most tragic European conflicts of recent times."--BOOK JACKET.

The EU and Multilateral Security Governance

Author: Sonia Lucarelli
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415679303
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This book studies the role of the EU in peace and security as a regional actor with global aspirations, in the context of challenged and changing multilateralism. Multilateralism, governance and security are three concepts that have attracted a great deal of attention in the past decade and attempts to redefine them have produced lively conceptual debates. More recently, different strands of the literature have found common ground in the investigation of the EU’s role in what has been labelled ‘multilateral security governance’. Despite being frequently used, the term is yet to be fully clarified, and empirically explored. To contribute further our understanding of it, this book presents a conceptual and empirical exploration of ‘multilateral security governance’ and the EU’s role in it. Expert contributors in the field analyze both traditional and non-traditional security areas, to investigate if and how multilateral security governance functions, and how the EU contributes (or fails to contribute) to the functioning of multilateral governance. The EU and Multilateral Security Governance will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners of EU politics, security studies and governance.

The Spatialities of Europeanization

Author: Alun Jones
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Europeanization is increasingly fashionable in the social sciences as a research focus as well as a backdrop for studies of the European Union and its relations with its member states. However, to date there is little consensus among the scholarly community over what Europeanization is or how it should be analyzed.Spatialities of Europeanization is the first work to comprehensively analyze contemporary research across the social sciences and humanities in order to bring together critically informed and previously unconnected contributions on this vital topic. The authors identify unexplored communalities between these different research traditions as well as shedding light on its neglected geographical and spatial dimensions which they argue are critical to understanding Europeanization in the 21 st century. This book reflects a strong conceptual approach which is supported by detailed empirical materials drawn from interviews with policy elites at supranational, national and regional levels in the EU who are engaged in short, medium and long term EU policy planning and management.Offering fascinating empirically grounded insights into why Europe's governance must now become more transparent and accountable to its 500 million citizens this book will appeal to scholars and researchers in the fields of Political Science, International and European Studies.

European Union Sanctions and Foreign Policy

Author: Clara Portela
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN:
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Winner of the THESEUS promising award for Research on European Integration 2011. Sanctions are an important tool within the foreign policy of the European Union, which have until now remained obscure to both scholars and the general public. This book examines sanctions as a political tool of influence and evaluates the efficacy of sanctions imposed by the EU against third countries and their ability to bring about the desired outcome. While the principal sanctions activity of the EU takes place under the Common Foreign and Security Policy, the author also considers the suspension of development aid under the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement, the withdrawal of trade privileges under the Generalized System of Preferences and other sanctions outside these frameworks. Reviewing the sanctions practice of the EU in its virtual entirety, Portela assesses the relevance of classical sanctions theory by testing a series of hypotheses with empirical case-studies attempting to identify the determinants of success of EU sanctions. Enhancing our understanding of the EU's international role, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of international politics, security studies, EU studies, human rights and democracy, conflict management, IPE and development studies.

The Enlarged European Union

Author: Dai Bingran
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company
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This fifth volume of the EU-NESCA Research Dialogue Book series contains revised papers of the fourth EU-NESCA Workshop, held together with the fourth EUSA-Asia Pacific Conference on October 11-13, 2007, in Shanghai. The contributions by both senior scholars and young researchers, active in the realm of regional integration studies, present a combination of well-developed European and Asian perspectives on the recent EU enlargement, including its general aspects, internal effects, and international implications.