The European Union and the Council of Europe

Author: M. Kolb
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137023635
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Marina Kolb traces the relationship between the EU and the Council of Europe in the field of human rights. Applying an implementation literature and management studies-perspective, it argues that the biggest threat to interorganizational cooperation is organizational self-interest, despite a shared policy interest.

Minderheitenschutz in EU Erweiterungsprozessen

Author: Manuela Riedel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531196979
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Im Vertrag von Lissabon wird die Wahrung der Rechte von Minderheiten ausdrücklich als Wert der Europäischen Union und ihrer Mitgliedstaaten genannt. Manuela Riedel arbeitet heraus, wie sich der Schutz von Minderheiten von einem zunächst nur im Rahmen von EU-Erweiterungsprozessen relevanten Kriterium zu einem gemeinsamen europäischen Wert entwickeln konnte. Hierzu analysiert die Autorin die von einem Spannungsfeld von Werten und Sicherheitsinteressen bestimmten Prozesse, Motive und Akteure, die die von den Beitrittsländern zu erfüllenden Minderheitenschutzstandards geprägt haben. Anhand der parallelen Beobachtung der EU-internen Entwicklung zeigt die Autorin, dass der im Zuge der Beitrittsvorbereitungen weiterentwickelte Schutz von Minderheiten schrittweise in die für alle Mitgliedstaaten geltenden Vertragswerke und Politiken integriert wurde und somit künftig nicht nur in EU-Beitrittsverhandlungen, sondern auch in der Europäischen Union als politikfeldübergreifendes Thema stärker an Bedeutung gewinnen wird.

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 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.

European Union Civil Society Policy and Turkey

Author: O. Zihnioglu
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137274425
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Drawing on interviews with Civil Society organizations and in conjunction with an examination of EU Civil Society Policy and the legal and institutional environment in Turkey this book examines EU policies on Turkish Civil Society organizations and highlights the significant constraints and limited impacts of these policies.

European Disunion

Author: J. Hayward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137271353
Format: PDF
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The Euro crisis catapulted the EU into its most serious political crisis since its inception, leaving it torn between opposing demands for more sovereignty and solidarity. This volume focuses on the key themes of disunion, sovereignty and solidarity. It assesses the main EU institutions: member states, civil society actors and policy areas.

The European Union and Multilateral Governance

Author: Jan Wouters
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230282318
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An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the EU in UN human rights and environmental governance which addresses the legal and political science dimensions. With contributions from academics and policy-makers, this volume is a comprehensive analysis of how the challenges it faces impact on the EU's position in UN fora.

Gendering the European Union

Author: Gabriele Abels
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230296459
Format: PDF
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"This volume is a holistic assessment of six decades of European integration as seen through a gender lens. It features the insights of scholars from nine countries, who analyze new and old barriers to gender equality in all realms of EU activity. The first part of the volume offers a critique of mainstream integration theories and situates women across core institutional settings. It traces women's roles as formal actors, as participants in expert networks, and as creative conceptualizers introducing paradigm-changing frameworks and strategies. It also recognizes women as policy innovators contributing to the larger integration project. In the second part the contributors pay special attention to the development and effects of gender mainstreaming. They explore 'gendering' dynamics and outcomes in EU policy domains, including agriculture, the employment and social policy fields, the research, science and technology sector, and the emergent EU migration and citizenship policy arena."--