The Impact of Expansion on European Union Institutions

Author: E. Heidbreder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230118585
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Beyond the Regulatory Polity

Author: Philipp Genschel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199662827
Format: PDF
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According to conventional wisdom, the EU is strong in European market making but weak in essential 'core state powers' such as military security, fiscal policy and public administration. The book challenges this view. It shows that the EU interferes extensively in the exercise of core state powers but in a way that does not constitute it as a state in its own right. In contrast to historical integration processes in nation states, the European integration of corestate powers proceeds mostly by regulation and does not involve the creation of genuine European armed forces, taxes or public administration. And it does not enhance European unity but may actuallyundermine it - as the recent Euro crisis testifies.

The European Union Integration and Enlargement

Author: R. Daniel Kelemen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317612779
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book explores one of the central challenges facing the EU today – how to reconcile enlargement with the pursuit of a stronger and more effective European Union. While the relationship between widening and deepening has been recognized for years as one of the big questions in the field of European integration, existing theoretical and empirical analyses of this relationship suffer from a variety of shortcomings. This book brings together a group of EU scholars who significantly advance our understanding of the relationship between widening and deepening. The contributors challenge a variety of ‘common wisdoms’ concerning the relationship between widening and deepening and offer nuanced theoretical and empirical analysis of the relationship between these two vital dimensions of European integration. Collectively, the contributors to this volume offer the most comprehensive picture available to date of the multi-faceted relationship between widening and deepening. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.