Federalism and European Union

Author: Michael Burgess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134987609
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One of the most frequent criticisms levelled at the European Community is the discrepancy between federalist rhetoric and the intergovernmental response: between its ideological aspirations and contemporary political reality. The federalist heritage of the European Community has become discredited by contemporary political thinkers, and yet it still forms an important part of the community's ideological foundations. Within this book the contrasting theories of Spinelli and Monnet are subjected to rigorous criticism, examining the benefits and pitfalls of their proposals for a unified Europe, and the probability of the gap between theory and actuality ever being bridged in the future.

Die Innen und Justizpolitik der Europ ischen Union

Author: Thorsten Müller
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663097250
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Die Innen- und Justizpolitik stand bisher im Schatten der politischen und politikwissenschaftlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Dabei hat sich in einem langfristigen Integrationsprozeß eine Vielzahl von rechtlichen, institutionellen und prozeduralen Verknüpfungen nationaler Akteure und Politiken herausgebildet. Obwohl die behandelten Themenbereiche (Asyl, Einwanderung, Kriminalitätsbekämpfung, Zivil- und Strafsachen) Kernbereich nationaler Souveränität betreffen, haben die Mitgliedstaaten während der vergangenen Regierungskonferenzen (Maastricht, Amsterdam und Nizza) wesentliche Änderungen herbeigeführt, die sogar partielle Vergemeinschaftungen beinhalteten. Das Buch analysiert den gesamten Politikbereich theoretisch und in einer langfristigen Perspektive. Anhand von fünf Integrationsdimensionen (Konstitutionalisierung, Institutionalisierung, Entscheidungsproduktion, Differenzierung und Externalisierung) wird die Integrationsentwicklung der vergangenen Jahre - seit Mitte der siebziger Jahre - empirisch detailliert aufgearbeitet und ein umfassender Einblick in den Prozeß der Schaffung eines Raumes der Freiheit, der Sicherheit und des Rechts angeboten.

Origins and Evolution of the European Union

Author: Desmond Dinan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199570825
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This well-respected text provides a lively, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the emergence and evolution of the European Union from the aftermath of the Second World War to the uncertainties of the present era. It explains the forces, events, and individuals that have shaped one of the most unusual and controversial political entities in history. This second edition, which forms part of the successful New EU series, covers key issues including the antecedents of European integration in the years before the Second World War; the challenges of reconstruction and reconciliation in the early post-war period; the ups and downs of European integration in 1960s and 1970s; the acceleration of European integration in the late 1980s and early 1990s; almost-continuous enlargement; the eurozone crisis; the constitutionalization of the EU; and Britain's troubled membership. The text is updated throughout and includes new chapters focusing on Britain and European integration, and the constitutionalization of the EU. Further reading guides encourage students to develop their interest and understanding, and this text is one of many OUP EU titles supported by an online resource centre including: Maps of enlargement Journal articles Interactive map of Europe Interactive timeline Web links

Federalism and the European Union

Author: Michael Burgess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134736789
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A revisionist interpretation of the post-war evolution of European integration and the European Union (EU), this book reappraises and reassesses conventional explanations of European integration. It adopts a federalist approach which supplements state-based arguments with federal political ideas, influences and strategies. By exploring the philosophical and historical origins of federal ideas and tracing their influence throughout the whole of the EU's evolution, the book makes a significant contribution to the scholarly debate about the nature and development of the EU. The book looks at federal ideas stretching back to the sixteenth century and demonstrates their fundamental continuity to contemporary European integration. It situates these ideas in the broad context of post-war western Europe and underlines their practical relevance in the activities of Jean Monnet and Altiero Spinelli. Post-war empirical developments are explored from a federalist perspective, revealing an enduring persistence of federal ideas which have been either ignored or overlooked in conventional interpretations. The book challenges traditional conceptions of the post-war and contemporary evolution of the EU, to reassert and reinstate federalism in theory and practice at the very core of European integration.

Urban Regimes and Strategies

Author: Alex G. Papadopoulos
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN:
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If a city based its planning decisions on the needs of an international bureaucracy rather than on the traditional needs of local residents and businesses, how would that city change? How might it look? In Brussels, Belgium—since 1957 home to the European Union—such change is taking place. Observing the change, Alexis G. Papadopoulos explores a new geographical concept, the Central Executive District. This urban form is significantly different from the Central Business District, its conventional counterpart. Drawing on game and rational choice theories, spatial analysis, and land economics, the author analyzes how the landscape of the city's center has evolved over the last three decades under the influence of successive coalitions of local and foreign elites. He describes how foreign diplomats, international corporate executives, and real-estate developers cooperate with one another to carry out major urban projects in the face of resistance from local neighborhood groups, conservationists, and political factions. This study makes a substantial contribution to geography and urban studies both for its implications about the future of world cities like New York, London, and Paris and for its original application of the notion of cooperative regimes.

Historical Dictionary of the European Community

Author: Desmond Dinan
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Dinan provides brief descriptive and analytical entries on the most important people (prominent politicians and statesmen, Commission presidents and other leading commissioners), institutions, organizations, events, and other developments in the history of the European Community.