The Palgrave Handbook of National Parliaments and the European Union

Author: C. Neuhold
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137289139
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This handbook offers a comprehensive picture of the European activities of national parliaments in all 28 member states of the European Union. In the aftermath of the Lisbon Treaty, it assesses the extent to which national legislatures actually matter in European governance.

National Parlimants After the Lisbon Treaty and the Euro Crisis

Author: Jancic Davor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198791623
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A critical assessment by eminent legal and political science experts in the field, this book examines the two key factors which have deeply affected the position of national parliaments in European integrations: the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and the sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone. Structured in three parts, the book will address the question, 'Do national parliaments exhibit resilience or resignation in these changed politico-legal and socio-economic circumstances in the EU?' Part I investigates the impact of the aforementioned factors against the theoretical concepts of constitutionalism and democratic legitimacy. Part II evaluates the changing nature of parliamentary functions, and Part III appraises the evolving relationships between national parliaments and national governments, national courts, and EU institutions, in addition to surveying the emerging patterns of interparliamentary cooperation. This interdisciplinary collection yields novel insights into how the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union and the pursuance of new initiatives for parliamentary action impact the shape and nature of EU democracy.

The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education

Author: P. Stevens
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137317809
Format: PDF
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This comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference work provides the first systematic review to date of how sociologists have studied the relationship between race/ethnicity and educational inequality over the last thirty years in eighteen different national contexts.

Representing Women

Author: Mercedes Mateo Diaz
Publisher: ECPR Press
ISBN: 0954796640
Format: PDF, ePub
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This work discusses questions on political participation, representation and legitimacy in the European Union national parliaments. Three major empirical questions structure the book: What affects women's presence in parliaments?, Does the number of women in parliament have an effect? And are women in parliament representing women? Empirical evidences show that institutional reforms need a 'minimal environment' in terms of socio-economic development so as to prove effective. As opposed to the critical mass theory, claiming that a few representatives cannot have an impact on the political outcomes, here the empirical evidences suggest that smaller groups can also influence the different components of the legislative process. The last part turns to the fundamental question of whether a parliament that is descriptively representative, i.e. in which the parliamentarians share certain characteristics with the voters, also is a substantively descriptive parliament, i.e. in which the parliamentarians mirror the voters' opinions.

Political Parties in the European Union

Author: Simon Hix
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312172923
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Political Parties in the European Union provides a comprehensive assessment of the importance of party politics to the functioning of the European Union which the authors argue has frequently been underestimated. Incorporating much new research material it covers not only the transnational party groups in the European Parliament but also the participants in the European Council and Council of Ministers who, the authors remind us, are not just representatives of 'national interests' but also party politicians.

European Union Politics

Author: John McCormick
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137453400
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This second edition of European Union Politics provides an authoritative introduction to all aspects of politics and policy in the EU. It gives readers a sense of the colour and flavour of EU politics, while systematic coverage of different theoretical perspectives encourages a more sophisticated understanding of the EU's development and function.

Understanding the European Union

Author: John McCormick
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1137607769
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This best-selling textbook provides a broad-ranging but concise introduction to the EU, covering all major aspects of European integration. The revised new edition takes full account of the current challenges faced by the EU, including the ongoing difficulties in the eurozone and the rise of euroscepticism, which culminated spectacularly in Brexit.

Der fragmentierte europ ische Verteidigungsmarkt

Author: Florian Bertges
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631582978
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Auf dem europaischen Verteidigungsmarkt bestehen trotz umfassender Konsolidierungsmassnahmen nach Ende des Ost-West-Konfliktes und der an Gestalt gewinnenden Europaischen Sicherheits- und Verteidigungspolitik weiterhin industrielle Uberkapazitaten, welche durch die Bevorzugung nationaler Beschaffungslosungen kunstlich erhalten werden. In dieser Arbeit werden Problembereiche und Ursachen der daraus resultierenden Fragmentierung des Marktes differenziert nach den Sektoren der Heeres-, Marine-, Luft- und Raumfahrt sowie Elektronikindustrie analysiert. Chancen und Risiken der weiteren Entwicklung, mogliche Handlungsgebote und -optionen werden aus politischer, okonomischer, militarischer und industrieller Sicht zur Erreichung einer im europaischen Massstab optimierten Marktsituation abgeleitet."

Die dritte industrielle Revolution

Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593394529
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Nach den Umstürzen in der Arabischen Welt und der Atomkatastrophe von Japan steht fest: Wir brauchen eine Abkehr von fossilen Energien und mit Atomkraft ist die Wende nicht zu machen. Kanzlerin Merkel will Deutschland zum Ökostromland umbauen, doch der Ausstieg aus der Kernenergie hat seinen Preis für Bürger, Unternehmen und die Politik. Er wird die Fundamente der Gesellschaft verändern. Schon heute entstehen Tag für Tag ganze Stadtteile, in denen eine neue Ära von Mobilität, Wohnen, Bildung und Energiegewinnung Wirklichkeit wird – und Jeremy Rifkin ist ihr Chefplaner. Er berichtet von den Begegnungen mit den Topmanagern großer Konzerne wie IBM, Siemens, EnBW, Daimler und nimmt den Leser mit in die Hinterzimmer von Spitzenpolitikern wie Angela Merkel, David Cameron oder Romano Prodi, wo er unermüdlich für eine neue Welt eintritt. Sein Buch ist der faszinierende Werkstattbericht eines Insiders über Zukunftstechnologien, die grüne Exportschlager werden können.