The Impact of Expansion on European Union Institutions

Author: E. Heidbreder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230118585
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How does policy-making trigger the institutionalization of steering capacities? This book investigates this question by tackling why the European Commission expanded competences that were intentionally limited to the specific pre-accession context prior the 2004/07 EU enlargement.

The European Union

Author: Ingeborg Toemmel
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113742754X
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This new introduction to the European Union is distinguished by its focus on the evolution and functioning of the political system of the EU and how best to understand and theorise its often contradictory and multifaceted nature and the dynamics of European integration.

The Transformation of Property Regimes and Transitional Justice in Central Eastern Europe

Author: Liviu Damsa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331948530X
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This volume examines the property transformations in post-communist Central Eastern Europe (CEE) and focuses on the role of restitution and privatisation in such transformations. It argues that the theorisation of ‘restitution’ in post-communist CEE is incomplete in the transitional justice scholarship and in the literature on correction of historical wrongs. The book also argues that, for a more complete theorisation of (post-communist) restitution, the transformations of property in post-communist societies ought to be studied in a more holistic way. The main legal vehicles used for such transformations, privatisation and restitution, should not be studied separately and in abstract, but in their reciprocal relationship, and in connection to the dimension of justice which each could achieve. Finally, the book integrates ‘privatisation’ in a theory of post-communist transformation of property.

Beyond the Regulatory Polity

Author: Philipp Genschel
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191639877
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Most EU-scholars conceive of the EU as a multilevel polity with strong powers to regulate economic policy externalities among the member states but little power to intervene in, let alone assume, core functions of sovereign government ('core state powers') such as foreign and defense policy, public finance, public administration, and the maintenance of law and order. This book challenges this view. Based on a systematic comparison of integration processes in military security, fiscal policy, and public administration, it finds steady progress in the integration of core state powers although with substantial sectoral variation. But the EU is not heading towards state-building. In contrast to the historical experience of national federations, the European integration of core state powers proceeds mostly by regulating national capacities, not by creating European ones, and leads to territorial fragmentation rather than increased cohesiveness.

The European Union

Author: Kristin Archick
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540450593
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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic partnership that represents a unique form of cooperation among sovereign countries. The EU is the latest stage in a process of integration begun after World War II, initially by six Western European countries, to foster interdependence and make another war in Europe unthinkable. The EU currently consists of 28 member states, including most of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and has helped to promote peace, stability, and economic prosperity throughout the European continent. This Congressional Research Service report (CRS Report RS21372, completed in September 2016)serves as a primer on the EU. Despite the UK's vote to leave the EU, the UK remains a full member of the bloc until it completes withdrawal negotiations, a process that has not yet begun and is expected to take at least two years. As such, this report largely addresses the EU and its institutions as they currently exist. It also briefly describes U.S.-EU political and economic relations.

The Area of Freedom Security and Justice Ten Years on

Author: Elspeth Guild
Publisher: Ctr for European Policy Studies
ISBN: 9789461380340
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This book brings together the views of key practitioners and policymakers who have played a prominent role in shaping an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) in the European Union. Ten years ago, the member states transferred competences to the European Union for law and policymaking in the fields of immigration, asylum, and border controls and are now beginning the same process for criminal justice and policing. This decade of European cooperation on AFSJ policies has experienced dynamic convergence, the enactment of a large body of European law, and the setup of numerous EU agencies working in these domains. The dilemmas that lie ahead relate to an effective institutional framework under the Treaty of Lisbon, stronger judicial scrutiny through a greater role for national courts and the Court of Justice in Luxembourg, better mechanisms for evaluating and monitoring the implementation of EU AFSJ law, and a more solid fundamental rights strategy.

Foreign investment in eastern and southern Europe after 2008

Author: Béla Galgóczi
Publisher:
ISBN: 2874523909
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This book investigates the role that foreign direct investment (FDI) in central-eastern and southern Europe has played in the post-crisis period, comparing patterns across countries and sectors. An overarching objective of this publication is to assess the extent to which FDI can still be seen as a key driver of economic development, modernisation and convergence for Europe’s low- and middle-income economies, taking into account also the risks and limiting factors associated with FDI.

Bursting the Brussels Bubble

Author: Helen Burley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789090253275
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Summary: Written by some of the leading experts on lobbying transparency in Europe, this collection provides an eye-opening insight into decision making within the European Union - and offers a valuable guide to fighting for greater transparency and accountability. "Bursting the Brussels bubble" is a valuable tool for anyone concerned with decision-making and democratic accountability within the European Union. It reveals how lobbyists from the world of big business have successfully embedded themselves inside the European Union's decision-making process, creating a political culture where, behind closed doors, the influence of business has become the norm.