Norway Outside the European Union

Author: Clive Archer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134457693
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In November 1994 the Norwegian electorate rejected membership of the European Union. Professor Archer examines the background to this decision both in terms of an expression of interests within Norway and in terms of national feeling. He then investigates the subsequent interaction between Norway and the EU through the European Economic Area (EEA) - which allowed Norway access to the EU's markets; the Schengen agreement - dealing with justice and border matters and the Common Foreign and Security Policy. It includes discussion of policies that have had a particular effect on Norway, such as those of the gas directive, fisheries and the sale of alcohol and looks at how Norway has adapted itself to EU policy, noting the cases where the country has dug in its heels and when it has been acquiescent. This book will appeal to students and researchers with an interest in European integration and Nordic studies in general.

State Territoriality and European Integration

Author: Michael Burgess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134167970
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The European nation state is now placed between the interconnected processes of globalization and European integration. This new book examines these evolving relationships, showing how the conventional territorial basis of the state is being reappraised. Bringing together leading thinkers on the nation state, this volume tackles key questions about how we should conceptualize and discuss the political significance of territory in today’s world. For example, does the era of Europeanization and globalization herald the end of citizens’ traditional attachment to their national territories? Do our conceptions of the state no longer correspond to contemporary political realities? These questions are approached from a range of positions that illuminate the debates now taking place across the world. This book delivers a clear set of key concepts, indicators and theoretical notions to carry out a historically and empirically grounded examination. Drawing upon case studies from across Europe, the lessons and conclusions detailed have a fascinating international scope and can be applied to our understanding of globalization, which is intimately connected with European integration. This is an invaluable book for all students of European integration, political science and international relations.

Remaking Citizenship in Multicultural Europe

Author: B. Halsaa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137272155
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This book offers a ground-breaking analysis of how women's movements have been remaking citizenship in multicultural Europe. Presenting the findings of a large scale, multi-disciplinary cross-national feminist research project, FEMCIT, it develops an expanded, multi-dimensional understanding of citizenship as practice and experience.

Opposing Europe The Comparative Party Politics of Euroscepticism

Author: Aleks Szczerbiak
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN:
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This ground-breaking, state-of-the-art book provides the first comprehensive review of Euroscepticism in contemporary European politics. Leading scholars address the strength and breadth of Euroscepticism across a range of EU member and candidate states, and draw out comparative lessons on the nature of political parties, party systems, and the domestic politics of European integration.

Small states and EU governance

Author: Simone Bunse
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230537316
Format: PDF
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Investigates the nature and influence of the EU's rotating Council presidency and shows that its role and impact, as well as small states' capacity to make creative use of it have been underestimated. This book includes fresh perspectives on how to measure influence and exert leadership in the EU.