Management and Culture in an Enlarged European Commission

Author: C. Ban
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137316462
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This book explores how the European Commission faced the challenge of enlargement. Based on extensive interviews, the work provides a lively and readable picture of life within the Commission, exploring how thousands of newcomers were recruited and socialized and how they changed the organization, including its gender balance.

European Union Enlargement Conditionality

Author: Eli Gateva
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137482435
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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.

Strategic Management for Public Governance in Europe

Author: Anne Drumaux
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137547642
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book investigates the role and effectiveness of strategic management within public governance in Europe. Using findings from qualitative studies, it explores the governance processes at the level of the European Union as a supranational institution, and the level of national governments. It presents empirical research that reveals fresh insights into the extent to which the public, effective government, and desirable societies are interrelated in individual Member States. Further, it enables the authors to critically analyse and develop the concept of the 'Strategic State', and to introduce the idea of ‘credible government’ that lays out a pathway to effective governance. This book argues for the need to develop more effective multi-level governance that combines unity of strategic purpose at the European level with strategic leadership and mobilisation at the national level. It will appeal to practitioners in addition to scholars in the fields of public policy, public management and European Union studies.

Cultural Governance and the European Union

Author: Evangelia Psychogiopoulou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137453753
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This edited collection brings together distinguished scholars across a range of academic disciplines to explore how the European Union engages with culture. The book examines the ways in which cultural issues have been framed at the EU level and the policies and instruments to which they have given vent.

European Civil Service in Times of Crisis

Author: Didier Georgakakis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319517929
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This book, part of the new wave of political sociology in EU studies, examines the dialectics of construction/deconstruction of the European civil service through a succession of empirically grounded case studies. Breaking with the usual representations of ‘Eurocrats’, it sheds light on a hidden aspect of the current European crisis: a crisis of social reproduction which affects the European civil service in a heavy context of management reforms, enlargements, institutional changes and the euro crisis. This in turn has a number of consequences in terms of internal tensions, power, and more broadly, the capacity of EU institutions to create convergence between diverging national and economic interests, and to embody a European future. European Civil Service in (Times of) Crisis will be of interest to students and scholars across a wide range of disciplines, including politics, sociology and public administration, to practitioners working in and with the EU institutions, as well as those wishing to know more about the EU.

Crise crises et crisologie europ enne

Author: Sous la direction d'Antoine Mégie et Antoine Vauchez
Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan
ISBN: 2336358263
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Au sommaire de ce numéro : DOSSIER : Quantifier et mettre en crise la dette souveraine / Sur les logiques sociales du champ du pouvoir européen / Dépasser la crise de l'histoire de l'intégration européenne / Usages scientifiques de "la crise" de 2008 et suite / VARIA : L'abolition symbolique du politique, de nécessité vertu / CHANTIER DE RECHERCHE : Poor linkage and lacking representation / LECTURES CRITIQUES

Lobbying the European Union

Author: David Coen
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191607215
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It is universally accepted that there has been a huge growth in EU lobbying over the past few decades. There is now a dense EU interest group system. This entirely new volume, inspired by Mazey & Richardson's 1993 book Lobbying in the European Community, seeks to understand the role of interest groups in the policy process from agenda-setting to implementation. Specifically, the book is interested in observing how interest groups organise to influence the EU institutions and how they select different coalitions along the policy process and in different policy domains. In looking at 20 years of change, the book captures processes of institutional and actor learning, professionalisation of lobbying, and the possible emergence of a distinct EU public policy style. More specifically, from the actors' perspective, the editors are interested in assessing how the rise of direct lobbying and the emergence of fluid issue-based coalitions has changed the logic of collective action, and what is the potential impact of 'venue-shopping' on reputation and influence. From an institutional perspective, the contributors explore resource and legitimacy demands, and the practical impact of consultation processes on the emergence of a distinct EU lobbying relationship. It will be essential reading for academics and practitioners alike.

The Principal Agent Model and the European Union

Author: Tom Delreux
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331955137X
Format: PDF
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This book assesses the use and limitations of the principal-agent model in a context of increasingly complex political systems such as the European Union. Whilst a number of conceptual, theoretical and methodological challenges need to be addressed, the authors show that the principal-agent model can still provide deeper insights into a wide range of political phenomena. Through an empirical analysis of multiple principal-agent relations in the EU, covering a variety of policy fields and political actors, the volume refines our theoretical understanding of the politics of delegation and discretion in the EU. It will appeal to scholars in interested in EU politics and policy, public administration and governance, and international organisations. The chapter ‘Multiple principals preferences, different types of oversight mechanisms, and agent’s discretion in trade negotiations’ is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

Key Controversies in European Integration

Author: Hubert Zimmermann
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137529520
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In the fully revised and updated second edition of this highly engaging text, prominent scholars from around the world reflect on the current and future state of the European Union. Representing the whole spectrum of thinking about the EU, from pro-European to openly Eurosceptic perspectives, the authors debate 16 key controversies in relation to the nature, current state and future of European integration. Thematic chapters address the most important issues in EU politics, with authors presenting diametrically opposed views on each controversy. Among the debates covered are: • How efficient is the European Union? • Does the European Court of Justice have too much power? • Will the Euro survive? • Can the EU tame big finance? • Should we expect a common European army? All chapters in the second edition have been thoroughly revised, with new chapters added to take account of recent developments. These cover the crisis of the euro, business lobbying in the EU, Britain's relationship with the EU, and the pros and cons of German hegemony. This comprehensive and accessible text will prove invaluable reading for students of the EU by providing both sides of the debate in some of the most contentious issues in European integration.

The Normalization of the European Commission

Author: Anchrit Wille
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199665699
Format: PDF, ePub
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Examines the nature and functions of the EU Commission and analyses how it is has evolved from an international organization to a political executive and the way in which executive relationships have been 'normalized.'