The Palgrave Handbook of National Parliaments and the European Union

Author: C. Neuhold
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137289139
Format: PDF, ePub
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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, Mobi
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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.

Routledge Handbook of European Politics

Author: José M. Magone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317628365
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since the Treaty of the European Union was ratified in 1993, the European Union has become an important factor in an ever-increasing number of regimes of pooled sovereignty. This Handbook seeks to present a valuable guide to this new and unique system in the twenty-first century, allowing readers to obtain a better understanding of the emerging multilevel European governance system that links national polities to Europe and the global community. Adopting a pan-European approach, this Handbook brings together the work of leading international academics to cover a wide range of topics such as: the historical and theoretical background the political systems and institutions of both the EU and its individual member nations political parties and party systems political elites civil society and social movements in European politics the political economy of Europe public administration and policy-making external policies of the EU. This is an invaluable and comprehensive resource for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners of the European Union, European politics and comparative politics.

The Member States of the European Union

Author: Simon Bulmer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199544832
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This is a comprehensive and rounded thematic study of the EU-member states. The text provides detailed coverage of the principal member states and comparative studies of the smaller states, as well as discussing the issue of enlargement and covering empirical themes.

The European Union

Author: Elizabeth Bomberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199570809
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Now in its third edition, The European Union: How Does it Work? demystifies the European Union's structures and operation, providing a concise, engaging, and accessible introduction ideal for students with no background in the subject. Bringing together an exceptional collection of work--by practitioners who have worked or currently work in the EU's institutions and by leading scholars and academics--this volume cuts through the complexity to explain how the EU really works and why it matters. Innovative pedagogical tools--including "How it Really Works" and "Compared to What" boxes--help guide students through the material. A Companion Website offers multiple-choice questions, a timeline of key events, relevant links, and an interactive map for students. It also provides seminar questions and activities and PowerPoint-based presentations for instructors. New to this Edition: * Revised and updated throughout in light of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and the effects of the financial crisis on the Eurozone * New coeditor Richard Corbett, former Member of the European Parliament, has ensured that the anthology continues to include a practitioner's perspective * Three new chapters: 6. How Policies are Made, 7. Democracy, and 9. The EU as a Security Actor

The Oxford Handbook of British Politics

Author: Matthew Flinders
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199230951
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Oxford Handbook of British Politics provides the most sophisticated and up-to-date analysis of British politics to date. Essential for all those working in the area.