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European Values in International Relations

European Values in International Relations

  • Author: Vilho Harle
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1474291317
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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This book focuses on the problems and issues surrounding the idea of Europeanism. The theory that common values would form the basis of a single European identity is argued against and the contributors concentrate on dualistic distinctions, especially the dichotomy of friend and enemy in European political and international thought, and suggest alternatives to them.

European Values

European Values

Trends and Divides Over Thirty Years

  • Author: Pierre Bréchon,Frédéric Gonthier
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004341064
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
  • View: 7665
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Written by the team carrying out the EVS surveys in France, this book contrasts with the popular belief that values are converging. It demonstrates that increasingly individualized value systems do not necessarily mirror a more individualistic society.

European Values

European Values

Challenges and Opportunities for EU Governance

  • Author: François Foret,Oriane Calligaro
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351037404
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 190
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Redefinitions of EU borders (enlargements, Brexit), geopolitical challenges (conflicts, migrations, terrorism, environmental risks) and the economic and financial crises have triggered debates on the common values that hold European countries and citizens together, justify public action and ensure the sustainability of European governance. This book discusses the genesis of and increasing references to "European values", their appropriation by diverse groups of actors and their impact on public action. It argues that European values are a broad and flexible symbolic repertoire, instrumental to serving diverging ends, and a resource for both negotiation and conflicts. Looking at the broader picture, the book reflects on the role of values in the institutionalization of the EU as a political order and paves the way to an assessment of its singularity in comparison with other polities across time and space. This text will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners in EU politics, comparative politics, IR, public policy, sociology and cultural studies.

Values and Principles in European Union Foreign Policy

Values and Principles in European Union Foreign Policy

  • Author: Sonia Lucarelli,Ian Manners,Professor of Inorganic and Polymer Chemistry Ian Manners
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134196113
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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This book presents a fresh examination of the values and principles that inform EU foreign policy, exploring the implications of these values and principles on the construction of European Union identity today. The authors show how current debates on European Union foreign policy and on European identity tend to be kept separated, as if the process of identity formation had only an internal dimension or it was not related to the external behaviour of an international actor. Conceiving EU foreign policy in its broadest context as a set of political actions that are regarded by external actors as ‘EU’ actions, the book focuses on both Pillar I and Pillar II policies, involving EU and member state actions and material political actions and less material ones such as speech acts. Adopting a multidisciplinary perspective and drawing on political science, political economy, sociology, environmental science and women’s studies, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of European studies and politics.

Diplomacy's Value

Diplomacy's Value

Creating Security in 1920s Europe and the Contemporary Middle East

  • Author: Brian C. Rathbun
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801455065
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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What is the value of diplomacy? How does it affect the course of foreign affairs independent of the distribution of power and foreign policy interests? Theories of international relations too often implicitly reduce the dynamics and outcomes of diplomacy to structural factors rather than the subtle qualities of negotiation. If diplomacy is an independent effect on the conduct of world politics, it has to add value, and we have to be able to show what that value is. In Diplomacy’s Value, Brian C. Rathbun sets forth a comprehensive theory of diplomacy, based on his understanding that political leaders have distinct diplomatic styles: coercive bargaining, reasoned dialogue, and pragmatic statecraft. Drawing on work in the psychology of negotiation, Rathbun explains how diplomatic styles are a function of the psychological attributes of leaders and the party coalitions they represent. The combination of these styles creates a certain spirit of negotiation that facilitates or obstructs agreement. Rathbun applies the argument to relations among France, Germany, and Great Britain during the 1920s as well as Palestinian–Israeli negotiations since the 1990s. His analysis, based on an intensive analysis of primary documents, shows how different diplomatic styles can successfully resolve apparently intractable dilemmas and equally, how they can thwart agreements that were seemingly within reach.

The European Neighbourhood Policy – Values and Principles

The European Neighbourhood Policy – Values and Principles

  • Author: Sara Poli
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317374118
  • Category:
  • Page: 196
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The European Neighbourhood Policy is a key part of the foreign policy of the European Union (EU), through which the EU works with its southern and eastern neighbours with a view to furthering its interests and achieving the closest possible degree of political association and economic integration. The policy is underpinned by a set of values and principles that the EU seeks to promote. The European Neighbourhood Policy – Values and Principles carries out a legal analysis of the values and principles that form the basis for the European Neighbourhood Policy – respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights (including the rights of minorities), plus the principles of conditionality, differentiation and coherence. This collection explores the instruments that the EU has deployed under the European Neighbourhood Policy to spread its values and to achieve its interests. It assesses to what extent the EU has been (and is) consistent in upholding its values in its relations with neighbouring countries, and examines how these values have been received by these countries. The book looks in particular at the nature of EU-Russia relations, seeking to identify areas of common interest as well as those of actual and potential disagreement.

Values and Identities in Europe

Values and Identities in Europe

Evidence from the European Social Survey

  • Author: Michael J. Breen
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1315397137
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 314
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Contrary to what is suggested in media and popular discourses, Europe is neither a monolithic entity nor simply a collection of nation states. It is, rather, a union of millions of individuals who differ from one another in a variety of ways while also sharing many characteristics associated with their ethnic, social, political, economic, religious or national characteristics. This book explores differences and similarities that exist in attitudes, beliefs and opinions on a range of issues across Europe. Drawing on the extensive data of the European Social Survey, it presents insightful analyses of social attitudes, organised around the themes of religious identity, political identity, family identity and social identity, together with a section on methodological issues. A collection of rigorously analysed studies on national, comparative and pan-European levels, Values and Identities in Europe offers insight into the heart and soul of Europe at a time of unprecedented change. As such, it will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in social attitudes, social change in Europe, demographics and survey methods.

Changing Youth Values in Southeast Europe

Changing Youth Values in Southeast Europe

Beyond Ethnicity

  • Author: Tamara P. Trošt,Danilo Mandi?
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351617869
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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What shapes the cultural, political and ideological values of young people living in Southeastern Europe? Which identities matter to them? How are their values changing, and how can they be changed? Who is changing them? Europe’s periphery is the testing ground for the success of European values and identities. The future stability and political coherence of the Union will be determined in large measure by identity issues in this region. This book examines the ways in which ethnic and national values and identities have been surpassed as the overriding focus in the lives of the region’s youth. Employing bottom-up, ethnographic, and interview-based approaches, it explores when and where ethnic and national identification processes become salient. Using intra-national and international comparisons of youth populations of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia, contributors uncover the mechanisms by which ethnic identities are evoked, reproduced and challenged. In addition to exploring political, regional cultural generational and class identities, the contributors examine wider questions of European unity. This volume offers a corrective to previous thinking about youth ethnic identities and will prove useful to scholars in political science and sociology studying issues of ethnic and national identities and nationalism, as well as youth cultures and identities.

European Values At The Turn Of The Millennium

European Values At The Turn Of The Millennium

  • Author: Wilhelmus Antonius Arts,Loek Halman
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004139818
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 402
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This book provides insights in and explanations of the varieties and similarities in values in Europe in a number of life spheres at the turn of the millennium.

European Media in Crisis

European Media in Crisis

Values, Risks and Policies

  • Author: Josef Trappel,Jeanette Steemers,Barbara Thomass
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317482271
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 236
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When the financial markets collapsed in 2008, the media industry was affected by a major slump in advertising revenues, and a formerly highly successful business model fell into a state of decay. This economic crisis has threatened core social values of contemporary democracies, such as freedom, diversity and equality. Taking a normative and policy perspective, this book discusses threats and opportunities for the media industry in Europe: What are the implications of the crisis for professional journalism, the media industry, and the process of political communication? Can non- state and non-market actors profit from the crisis? And what are media policy answers at the national and European level?

Atlas of European Values. Trends and Traditions at the turn of the Century

Atlas of European Values. Trends and Traditions at the turn of the Century

  • Author: Loek Halman,Inge Sieben,Marga van Zundert
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 900423036X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 152
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The Atlas of European Values summarizes the beliefs and values of the Europeans in informative graphs, charts and maps. It includes all European countries and shows how Europeans think about work, family, sexuality, religion, politics, and morality.

Religion, Politics, and Values in Poland

Religion, Politics, and Values in Poland

Continuity and Change Since 1989

  • Author: Sabrina Ramet,Irena Borowik
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781137448330
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 341
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This volume brings together leading scholars to examine how the Church has brought its values into the political sphere and, in the process, alienated some of the younger generation. Since the disintegration of the communist one-party state at the end of the 1980s, the Catholic Church has pushed its agenda to ban abortion, introduce religious instruction in the state schools, and protect Poland from secular influences emanating from the European Union. As one of the consequences, Polish society has become polarized along religious lines, with conservative forces such as Fr. Rydzyk’s Radio Maryja seeking to counter the influence of the European Union and liberals on the left trying to protect secular values. This volume casts a wide net in topics, with chapters on Pope John Paul II, Radio Maryja, religious education, the Church’s campaign against what it calls “genderism,” and the privatization of religious belief, among other topics.

The Democratisation of EU International Relations Through EU Law

The Democratisation of EU International Relations Through EU Law

  • Author: Juan Santos Vara,Soledad Rodríguez Sánchez-Tabernero
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135171421X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 254
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Since the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, key improvements have occurred in the democratisation of EU international relations through the increased powers of the European Parliament. Nevertheless, a comprehensive legal analysis of the new developments in democratic control of EU external action has not yet been performed. This book aims to improve the understanding of the set of mechanisms through which democratic control is exerted over EU external action, in times of profound transformations of the legal and political architecture of the European integration process. It analyses the role of the Court of Justice in the democratisation of international relations through EU law, and further provides a legal overview of the role of the European Parliament in the conduct of the EU's international relations. In those areas where the powers of the Parliament have greatly increased the book aims to raise questions as to whether this enhanced position has contributed to a more consistent external action. At the same time, the book aims to contribute to the debate on judicial activism in connection with the democratisation of EU external action. It offers the reader a detailed and topical analysis of the recent developments in democratic control of external action which are of relevance in the daily practice of EU external relations lawyers, including the topic of mixed agreements This text will be of key interest to scholars and students working on EU external relations law, EU institutional law, European Union studies/politics, international relations, and more broadly to policy-makers and practitioners, particularly to those with an interest on the European Parliament and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Cultural Factors in International Relations

Cultural Factors in International Relations

  • Author: Xintian Yu
  • Publisher: CRVP
  • ISBN: 9781565182042
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 251
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Religion, State and the United Nations

Religion, State and the United Nations

Value Politics

  • Author: Anne Stensvold
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317382587
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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This volume approaches the UN as a laboratory of religio-political value politics. Over the last two decades religion has acquired increasing influence in international politics, and religious violence and terrorism has attracted much scholarly attention. But there is another parallel development which has gone largely unnoticed, namely the increasing political impact of peaceful religious actors. With several religious actors in one place and interacting under the same conditions, the UN is as a multi-religious society writ small. The contributors to this book analyse the most influential religious actors at the UN (including The Roman Catholic Church; The Organisation of Islamic Countries; the Russian Orthodox Church). Mapping the peaceful political engagements of religious actors; who they are and how they collaborate with each other - whether on an ad hoc basis or by forming more permanent networks - throwing light at the modus operandi of religious actors at the UN; their strategies and motivations. The chapters are closely interrelated through the shared focus on the UN and common theoretical perspectives, and pursue two intertwined aspects of religious value politics, namely the whys and hows of cross-religious cooperation on the one hand, and the interaction between religious actors and states on the other. Drawing together a broad range of experts on religious actors, this work will be of great interest to students and scholars of Religion and Politics, International Relations and the UN.

European Values in Numbers

European Values in Numbers

Trends and Traditions at the Turn of the Century

  • Author: Ruud Luijkx,Loek Halman,Inge Sieben,Evelyn Brislinger,Markus Quandt
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004328521
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
  • View: 1141
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This volume presents the value profiles of the people in European countries. It shows the cultural varieties and similarities in beliefs and values across Europe and provides insights in the differential and similar trends in basic orientations since 1981.

A Cultural Theory of International Relations

A Cultural Theory of International Relations

  • Author: Richard Ned Lebow
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521871360
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 762
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An original theory of politics and international relations based on ancient Greek ideas of human motivation.

The Enemy with a Thousand Faces

The Enemy with a Thousand Faces

The Tradition of the Other in Western Political Thought and History

  • Author: Vilho Harle
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275961411
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 218
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Examines the Western tradition in which political conflicts are seen as struggles between good and evil.

The Enforcement of EU Law and Values

The Enforcement of EU Law and Values

Ensuring Member States' Compliance

  • Author: András Jakab,Dimitry Kochenov
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198746563
  • Category: Compliance
  • Page: 592
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Examining the growing issue of EU Member States' defiance in the face of EU law, this volume outlines the development and history of this crisis, and offers a theoretical and comparative analysis of the difficulties the EU is facing in their attempts to enforce Member State to comply with European integration, suggesting solutions for the future.

Europe in the World

Europe in the World

EU Geopolitics and the Making of European Space

  • Author: Dr Luiza Bialasiewicz
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409490262
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 238
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This edited volume provides an innovative contribution to the debate on contemporary European geopolitics by tracing some of the new political geographies and geographical imaginations emergent within - and made possible by - the EU's actions in the international arena. Drawing on case studies that range from the Arctic to East Africa, the nine empirical chapters provide a critical geopolitical reading of the ways in which particular places, countries, and regions are brought into the EU's orbit and the ways in which they are made to work for 'EU'rope. The analyses look at how the spaces of 'EU'ropean power and actorness are narrated and created, but also at how 'EU'rope's discursive (and material) strategies of incorporation are differently appropriated by local and regional elites, from the southern shores of the Mediterranean to Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The question of EU border management is a particularly important concern of several contributions, highlighting some of the ways in which the Union's border-work is actively (re)making the European space.