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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Values and Identities in Europe

Values and Identities in Europe

Evidence from the European Social Survey

  • Author: Michael J. Breen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315397129
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 340
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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.

Political Cultures in Asia and Europe

Political Cultures in Asia and Europe

Citizens, States and Societal Values

  • Author: Jean Blondel,Takashi Inoguchi
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134138849
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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This book is a study of the attitudes to political and social life among the citizens of eighteen countries in Western Europe, East and Southeast Asia. Drawing on data from the largest cross-national survey on political culture for the last half a century, this book assesses how political culture differs across the two regions and whether this can be drawn back to a profound difference in basic societal values, or ‘Asian values’. Examining geographical, religious and socio-economic factors, the authors discuss whether there genuinely is a common political value in the two regions or a profound difference as these countries move towards modernity. This original and comprehensive study of the values, norms and beliefs held by citizens of the East and West will appeal to students and scholars of political culture and comparative politics, as well as Asian and European politics.

Religion, Politics, and Values in Poland

Religion, Politics, and Values in Poland

Continuity and Change Since 1989

  • Author: Sabrina P. Ramet,Irena Borowik
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137437510
  • 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 Foreign Policy of the European Union

The Foreign Policy of the European Union

Assessing Europe's Role in the World

  • Author: Federiga Bindi,Irina Angelescu
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN: 0815722532
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 366
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In a relatively short time, the EU has become one of the most important actors on the world stage. This updated second edition of The Foreign Policy of the European Union explores the goals and effectiveness of the EU's external actions after adoption of the Lisbon Treaty. The book brings together prominent scholars and policymakers who provide an up-to-date view of the EU's foreign policy merits and challenges. "The role and place of the European Union in the world has been a constant question for all of the actors involved.... This book reminds us well of the importance of this question and offers a particularly welcome general overview during these times of doubt and pessimism."—Pierre Vimont, from the foreword

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.

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.

The European Union's Shaping of the International Legal Order

The European Union's Shaping of the International Legal Order

  • Author: Dimitry Kochenov,Fabian Amtenbrink
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107033330
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 400
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A collection of essays constructs and analyses a new approach in which the European Union is perceived as an active co-creator of the international legal order in a variety of arenas.

Social Power in International Politics

Social Power in International Politics

  • Author: Peter van Ham
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135160007
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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This text introduces and defines the concept of social power and examines how it works in international politics. Including perspectives from the EU, the US, Middle East and China, it features a range of case studies on culture and pop culture, media, public diplomacy and branding.

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.

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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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 Ethos of Europe

The Ethos of Europe

Values, Law and Justice in the EU

  • Author: Andrew Williams
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 052111828X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 358
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This series aims to produce original works which contain a critical analysis of the state of the law in particular areas of European law and set out different perspectives and suggestions for its future development. It also aims to encourage a range of work on law, legal institutions and legal phenomena in Europe, including `law in context' approaches. The titles in the series will be of interest to academics; policy makers; policy formers who are interested in European legal, commercial and political affairs; practising lawyers including the judiciary; and advanced law students and researchers. Can the EU become a `just' institution? Andrew Williams considers this highly charged political and moral question by examining the role of five salient values said to be influential in the governance and law of the Union; peace, the rule of law, respect for human rights, democracy and liberty. He assesses each of these as elements of an apparent' institutional ethos' and philosophy of EU law and finds that justice as governing ideal has failed to be taken seriously in the EU. To remedy this condition, he proposes a new set of principles upon which justice might be brought more to the fore in the Union's governance. By focusing on the realisation of human rights as a core institutional value, Williams argues that the EU can better define its moral limits so as to evolve as a more just project. Formerly a practising solicitor in London, Andrew Willims teaches EU and human rights law at the school of law in the University of Warwick.

Order and Justice in International Relations

Order and Justice in International Relations

  • Author: Rosemary Foot,John Lewis Gaddis,Andrew Hurrell
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0199251207
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 313
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This work analyses the relationship between international order and justice in the study and practice of 20th and 21st century international relations. Particular attention is given to the topic of globalization.

Changing Values, Persisting Cultures

Changing Values, Persisting Cultures

Case Studies in Value Change

  • Author: Thorleif Pettersson,Yilmaz R. Esmer
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004162348
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 388
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In 1981, the European and World Values surveys started the empirical investigation of cultural values on a global scale. This volume builds upon the findings of these surveys and analyzes value change in a number of key countries around the globe. The authors track value change and stability in their respective countries during the last decade (the last two decades where data are available) of the 20th century. All authors have been actively involved in value surveys and have a great deal of expertise in countries that they write on. Thus, the volume is a valuable complement to studies that deal with the topic from a global perspective without providing any detail about individual societies. The countries covered are: Argentina, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.