The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

Author: Erik Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199546282
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

The Oxford Handbook of European Union Law

Author: Anthony Arnull
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199672644
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Since its formation the European Union has expanded beyond all expectations, and this expansion seems set to continue as more countries seek accession and the scope of EU law expands, touching more and more aspects of its citizens' lives. The EU has never been stronger and yet it now appearsto be reaching a crisis point, beset on all sides by conflict and challenges to its legitimacy. Nationalist sentiment is on the rise and the Eurozone crisis has had a deep and lasting impact. EU law, always controversial, continues to perplex, not least because it remains difficult to analyse. Whatis the EU? An international organization, or a federation? Should its legal concepts be measured against national standards, or another norm?The Oxford Handbook of EU Law illuminates the richness and complexity of the debates surrounding the law and policies of the EU. Comprising eight sections, it examines how we are to conceptualize EU law; the architecture of EU law; making and administering EU law; the economic constitution and thecitizen; regulation of the market place; economic, monetary, and fiscal union; the Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice; and what lies beyond the regulatory state. Each chapter summarizes, analyses, and reflects on the state of play in a given area, and suggests how it is likely to develop in theforeseeable future. Written by an international team of leading commentators, this Oxford Handbook creates a vivid and provocative tapestry of the key issues shaping the laws of the European Union.

Public Law and Legal Institutions

Author: Francesco Parisi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199684251
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics provides a broad overview of numerous current and developing topics in the field of law and economics. With contributions by over one-hundred experts in the field within one work, the volume covers issues ranging from as far as Law and Neuroeconomics to European Union Law and Economics to Feminist Theory and Law and Economics. Its detail and breadth make it an invaluable reference book and contribution to the field.

The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

Author: Dan Stone
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199560986
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume covers subjects as diverse as the meaning of European identity, southern Europe after dictatorship, the cultural meanings of the bomb, the 1968 student uprisings immigration, welfare, and coming to terms with the Nazi past.

The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

Author: John Loughlin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191628239
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe analyses the state of play of democracy at the subnational level in the 27 member states of the EU plus Norway and Switzerland. It places subnational democracy in the context of the distinctive Anglo, the French, the German and Scandinavian state traditions in Europe asking to what extent these are still relevant today. The Handbook adapts Lijphart's theory of democracy and applies it to the subnational levels in all the country chapters. A key theoretical issue is whether subnational (regional and local) democracy is derived from national democracy or whether it is legitimate in its own right. Besides these theoretical concerns it focuses on the practice of democracy: the roles of political parties and interest groups and also how subnational political institutions relate to the ordinary citizen. This can take the form of local referendums or other mechanisms of participation. The Handbook reveals a wide variety of practices across Europe in this regard. Local financial systems also reveal a great variety. Finally, each chapter examines the challenges facing subnational democracy but also the opportunities available to them to enhance their democratic systems. Among the challenges identified are: Europeanization, globalization, but also citizens disaffection and switch-off from politics. Some countries have confronted these challenges more successfully than others but all countries face them. An important aspect of the Handbook is the inclusion of all the countries of East and Central Europe plus Cyprus and Malta, who joined the EU in 2004 and 2007. This is the first time they have been examined alongside the countries of Western Europe from the angle of subnational democracy.

The Oxford Handbook of Business History

Author: Geoffrey Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019926368X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This Handbook shows that Business History is a wide-ranging and dynamic area of study, producing compelling empirical data, which has sometimes confirmed and sometimes contested widely-held views in management and the social sciences. A key reference work for scholars of Business History, and a fascinating resource for social scientists in general.

The Oxford Handbook of European History 1914 1945

Author: Nicholas Doumanis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199695660
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The period spanning the two World Wars was unquestionably the most catastrophic in Europe's history. Historians have been drawn to its exceptionally dramatic and harrowing events, as bookshops continue to stock new studies on Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, the Holocaust, and the battles of the two World Wars with monotonous regularity. There is a deeper need, however, to explain why Europe experienced so many conflicts, revolutions, coup d'états, and civil wars within such a short space of time? Why did much of Europe succumb to authoritarian rule and why did political violence become so endemic? Why was mass politics followed by mass murder? Why did Europe experience a 'Thirty Years' War'? Another challenge is to explain the diversity of experiences: why some European societies were not traumatized by war and invasion, why liberal democracy survived throughout north-western Europe, why general living standards continued to rise, and why the status of women continued to improve. The Oxford Handbook of European History 1914-1945 looks afresh at this troubled and complicated age. It does so by taking comparative and transnational approaches rather than merely focusing on individual national experiences. Its features a collection of distinguished historians who explain the patterns of change and continuity that applied generally, while at the same time accounting for various regional and local articulations. Among the themes covered are political economy, international relations, genocide, colonialism, gender, sexuality, human rights, welfare, rural politics, labour and youth, as well as the era's more distinctive features, such as fascism, Stalinism, the Great Depression, trench warfare and the ethnic cleansing. The Handbook serves as a guide for revising the 1914-1945 era, and for how to write histories that take the whole Europe as their subject and not merely its constituent parts: histories of Europe rather than merely in Europe.

Einf hrung in die Arbeitstechniken der Politikwissenschaft

Author: Klaus Schlichte
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531934449
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Dieses Buch soll Studierenden helfen, sich Grundfertigkeiten der wissenschaftlichen Arbeitsweise in der Politikwissenschaft anzueignen und zu vervollkommnen. Besonderes Gewicht wird dabei auf Recherchetechniken sowie mündliche und schriftliche Präsentationen gelegt. Eine umfangreiche Recherchehilfe, die u.a. über Einführungen und Nachschlagewerke zur Politikwissenschaft und über Recherchemöglichkeiten im Internet informiert machen den Band zu einem nützlichen Hilfsmittel auch für fortgeschrittene Studierende.