Mutual Recognition as a New Mode of Governance

Author: Susanne Schmidt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317969766
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Mutual recognition is generally forgotten in debates about new modes of governance, even though it is a particular powerful example. Its invention was crucial for the completion of the European Union’s single market, and in the late 1990s it was transferred to the field of Justice and Home Affairs. Outside of the EU, mutual recognition is also gaining in importance. This book discusses mutual recognition in the context of the debate on new modes of governance and analyzes its potential to solve governance problems, focusing on the preconditions it needs for its functioning (e.g. trust of the Member states), the positive implications of achieving coordination through it, as well as its negative side effects (e.g. the danger of a regulatory race to the bottom). Particular focus is on the contentious services directive as a prominent example of using mutual recognition. In addition, contributions look at the application of mutual recognition in the market for goods, in the area of Justice and Home Affairs, in tax policy, and in the World Trade Organization, so that the book achieves a comprehensive assessment of mutual recognition as a new mode of governance. This book was previously published as special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.

The Justification of Europe

Author: Jürgen Neyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199641242
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The Justification of Europe offers an engaging new interpretation of the European Union, combining normative and positive approaches in an innovative way.

European Democracy as Demoi cracy

Author: Francis Cheneval
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317512804
Format: PDF
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Whereas ‘democracy’ assumes a single demos or people, ‘demoi-cracy’ refers to democratic government and governance in a polity constituted by separate peoples. Since the European Union consists of many demoi with different collective identities, largely separate public spheres, and a predominantly national political infrastructure, demoi-cracy is an appropriate standard for the analysis and evaluation of democracy in the EU. In its vertical dimension, demoi-cracy is based on the equality and interaction of citizens’ and statespeoples’ representatives in the making of common policies. Horizontally, it seeks to balance equal transnational rights of citizens with national policy-making autonomy. This volume offers exemplary studies exploring the potential for and the workings of demoi-cracy in the EU across a broad range of institutions and issues in both its vertical and horizontal dimensions. In particular, the contributions address the following questions: Is demoi-cracy relevant to citizen attitudes and public discourse on the EU’s legitimacy? How do national and supranational democratic institutions interact? Do the EU’s modes of governance, such as regulation through agencies, mutual recognition, and the open method of coordination, meet demoi-cratic expectations? This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.

EU External Governance

Author: Sandra Lavenex
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317987357
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The European Union has developed a wide array of external relations with its neighbouring countries. Without offering full membership, the EU nevertheless attempts to transfer its rules and policies to non-member countries. It is this extension of EU rules beyond EU borders that the analysis of external governance seeks to capture. The contributions to this volume explain the modes and effects of EU external governance in a variety of EU–non-member country relations in Western Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the Mediterranean region. They cover such diverse issues as trade, environment, security, and democracy promotion and explore the effects of EU institutions, EU power, and the domestic structures of its partner countries on the transfer of EU rules. This book was based on a special issue of Journal of European Public Policy.

The Greco German Affair in the Euro Crisis

Author: Claudia Sternberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137547510
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This book focuses on one of the most highly charged relationships of the Euro crisis, that between Greece and Germany, from 2009 to 2015. It explores the many ways in which Greeks and Germans represented and often insulted one another in the media, how their self-understanding shifted in the process, and how this in turn affected their respective appraisal of the EU and that which divides us or keeps us together as Europeans. These stories illustrate the book’s broader argument about mutual recognition, an idea and norm at the very heart of the European project. The book is constructed around a normative pivot. On one hand, the authors suggest that the tumultuous affair between the two peoples can be read as “mutual recognition lost” through a thousand cuts. On the other, they argue that the relationship has only bent rather than broken down, opening the potential for a renewed promise of mutual recognition and an ethos of “fair play” that may even re-source the EU as a whole. The book’s engaging story and original argument may appeal not only to experts of European politics and democracy, but also to interested or emotionally invested citizens, of whatever nationality.

The European Court of Justice and the Policy Process

Author: Susanne K. Schmidt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191027596
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The European Court of Justice is one of the most important actors in the process of European integration. Political science still struggles to understand its significance, with recent scholarship emphasizing how closely rulings reflect member states' preferences. This book argues that the implications of the supremacy and direct effect of the EU Treaty have still been overlooked. As it constitutionalizes an intergovernmental treaty, the European Union has a detailed set of policies inscribed into its constitution that are extensively shaped by the Court's case law. If rulings have constitutional status, their impact will be considerable, even if the Court only occasionally diverts from member states' preferences. By focusing on the four freedoms of goods, services, persons, and capital, as well as citizenship rights, the book analyses how the Court's development of case law has ascribed a broad meaning to these freedoms. The constitutional status of this case law constrains policymaking at the European and member-state levels. Different case studies show how major pieces of EU legislation partly codify case law. Judicialization is important in the EU. It also directly constrains member-state policies. Court rulings oriented towards individual disputes are difficult to translate into general policies-but if they have constitutional status they have to go through this process. Policy options are thereby withdrawn from majoritarian decision-making. As the Court cannot be overruled, short of a Treaty change, its case law casts a long shadow over policymaking in the European Union, undermining the legitimacy of this political order.

The European Union and Global Financial Regulation

Author: Lucia Quaglia
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199688249
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The European Union and Global Financial Regulation examines the influence of the European Union (EU) in regulating global finance over time. It covers in a comprehensive and systematic way all the main financial services, namely banking, securities markets, insurance, accounting and auditing standards. It explains the evolution of EU financial regulation, its 'internal' dynamics as well as the regulatory response of the EU to the global financial crisis.The book also discusses the 'external' dynamics of EU financial regulation, in particular the interaction of the EU in international regulatory fora and vis-à-vis its main counterpart, namely the US.

Health Systems Governance in Europe

Author: Elias Mossialos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521761387
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There is a fundamental contradiction at the core of health policy in the EU that makes it difficult to draw a line between EU and Member State responsibilities. This book thus offers a comprehensive discussion of a number of current and emerging governance issues in EU health policy.

The Principle of Mutual Recognition in EU Law

Author: Christine Janssens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199673039
Format: PDF
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Based on author's dissertation (doctoral)--Universiteit Antwerpen, 2011, under title: The Principle of Mutual Recognition in the EU Internal Market and the EU Criminal Justice Area

Regulating Trade in Services in the EU and the WTO

Author: Ioannis Lianos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107008646
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This volume considers how different jurisdictions are integrated economically whilst at the same time maintaining regulatory pluralism and diversity.