Political Allegiance After European Integration

Author: J. White
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230307191
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How should political community be seen in the context of European integration? This book combines a theoretical treatment of political allegiance with a study of ordinary citizens, examining how taxi-drivers in Britain, Germany and the Czech Republic talk politics and situate themselves relative to political institutions and other citizens.

European Anti Discrimination and the Politics of Citizenship

Author: Christophe Bertossi
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403993618
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This book addresses key transformations in citizenship politics in the EU ,ember states. The contributors argue that the anti-discrimination agenda set out in the Treaty of Amsterdam has had an impact on traditional patterns of national integration of ethnic minorities and migrants in Europe. Comparing transformations in French and British politics of citizenship, the book focuses in particular upon the religious dimension of discrimination and Islam in Europe.

Normative Power Europe

Author: R. Whitman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230305601
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The notion of Normative Power Europe (NPE) is that the EU is an 'ideational' actor characterised by common principles and acting to diffuse norms within international relations. Contributors assess the impact of NPE and offer new perspectives for the future exploration of one of the most widely used ideas in the study of the EU in the last decade.

Democratic Politics in a European Union Under Stress

Author: Olaf Cramme
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198724489
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book offers the first comprehensive political analysis of the Euro crisis and its impact on democratic politics in the EU. Leading scholars provide political, economic, legal, and sociological perspectives on the main issues at stake and evaluate the prospects of a more legitimate and democratic Europe.

The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

Author: Erik Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199546282
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The Oxford Handbook of the European Union brings together numerous acknowledged specialists in their field to provide a comprehensive and clear assessment of the nature, evolution, workings, and impact of European integration.

Developments in Central and East European Politics 5

Author: Stephen White
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137263008
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The new edition of this market-leading text brings together specially commissioned chapters by a team of top international scholars on the changing politics of this diverse region negotiating the competing pulls of the European Union and post-communist Russia.

The Meaning of Partisanship

Author: Lea Ypi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199684170
Format: PDF
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For a century at least, parties have been central to the study of politics. Yet their typical conceptual reduction to a network of power-seeking elites has left many to wonder why parties were ever thought crucial to democracy. This book seeks to retrieve a richer conception of partisanship, drawing on modern political thought and extending it in the light of contemporary democratic theory and practice. Looking beyond the party as organization, the book develops an original account of what it is to be a partisan. It examines the ideas, orientations, obligations, and practices constitutive of partisanship properly understood, and how these intersect with the core features of democratic life. Such an account serves to underline in distinctive fashion why democracy needs its partisans, and puts in relief some of the key trends of contemporary politics.

Research Methods in European Union Studies

Author: K. Lynggaard
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137316969
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This collection sets a new agenda for conducting research on the EU and learns from past mistakes. In doing so it provides a state-of-the-art examination of social science research designs in EU studies while providing innovative guidelines for the advancement of more inclusive and empirically sensitive research designs in EU studies

Sociology of the European Union

Author: Adrian Favell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230343902
Format: PDF
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Sociology of the European Union examines how core sociological theories, concepts and methods can be applied to the study of the EU. Carefully integrating theory and empirical research, the book: • Explores key concepts in European studies, such as Europeanization, integration and transnationalism • Assesses the social foundations of Europe, from class and citizenship to mobility and culture • Includes contributions by internationally renowned names in political, economic and cultural sociology • Contains a postface from George Ross, one of the leading figures in contemporary European Studies This thought-provoking book opens up new questions and debates whilst introducing readers to essential ideas and cutting-edge research. It is invaluable reading for students of Sociology, European Studies, Politics and International Relations.