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Security Integration in Europe

Security Integration in Europe

How Knowledge-based Networks Are Transforming the European Union

  • Author: Mai'a Cross
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 0472117890
  • Category: History
  • Page: 281
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At a time when many observers question the EU’s ability to achieve integration of any significance, and indeed Europeans themselves appear disillusioned, Mai’a K. Davis Cross argues that the EU has made remarkable advances in security integration, in both its external and internal dimensions. Moreover, internal security integration—such as dealing with terrorism, immigration, cross-border crime, and drug and human trafficking—has made even greater progress with dismantling certain barriers that previously stood at the core of traditional state sovereignty. Such unprecedented collaboration has become possible thanks to knowledge-based transnational networks, or “epistemic communities,” of ambassadors, military generals, scientists, and other experts who supersede national governments in the diplomacy of security decision making and are making headway at remarkable speed by virtue of their shared expertise, common culture, professional norms, and frequent meetings. Cross brings together nearly 80 personal interviews and a host of recent government documents over the course of five separate case studies to provide a microsociological account of how governance really works in today’s EU and what future role it is likely to play in the international environment. “This is an ambitious work which deals not only with European security and defense but also has much to say about the policy-making process of the EU in general.” —Ezra Suleiman, Princeton University

Immigration, Integration, and Security

Immigration, Integration, and Security

America and Europe in Comparative Perspective

  • Author: Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia,Simon Reich
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • ISBN: 9780822973386
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 480
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Recent acts of terrorism in Britain and Europe and the events of 9/11 in the United States have greatly influenced immigration, security, and integration policies in these countries. Yet many of the current practices surrounding these issues were developed decades ago, and are ill-suited to the dynamics of today's global economies and immigration patterns. At the core of much policy debate is the inherent paradox whereby immigrant populations are frequently perceived as posing a potential security threat yet bolster economies by providing an inexpensive workforce. Strict attention to border controls and immigration quotas has diverted focus away from perhaps the most significant dilemma: the integration of existing immigrant groups. Often restricted in their civil and political rights and targets of xenophobia, racial profiling, and discrimination, immigrants are unable or unwilling to integrate into the population. These factors breed distrust, disenfranchisement, and hatred-factors that potentially engender radicalization and can even threaten internal security. The contributors compare policies on these issues at three relational levels: between individual EU nations and the U.S., between the EU and U.S., and among EU nations. What emerges is a timely and critical examination of the variations and contradictions in policy at each level of interaction and how different agencies and different nations often work in opposition to each other with self-defeating results. While the contributors differ on courses of action, they offer fresh perspectives, some examining significant case studies and laying the groundwork for future debate on these crucial issues.

The 1992 Project and the Future of Integration in Europe

The 1992 Project and the Future of Integration in Europe

  • Author: John A. C. Conybeare,Dale L. Smith,James Lee Ray
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 9781563242557
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 252
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The term "1992 Project" refers to the portion of the 1987 Single European Act that commits the European Community to the completion of a single integrated market by 1992. The project has brought about a dramatic revival of interest in the EC and this volume is a product of that revival. It provides evaluations and estimates of the future of the integration process and of the EC itself. The contributors share two broad themes. The first is a view of the integration process as a multilevel game. The second is consideration of the consequences of that process.

Constitutional Life and Europe's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

Constitutional Life and Europe's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

  • Author: Alun Howard Gibbs
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317161688
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 168
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The challenge of thinking about the place of constitutionalism beyond the conventional categories of the nation state has become a principal concern for legal and political scholars. This book casts this issue in a different light by exploring the implications for the constitutionalism of legal integration in the European Union's 'area of freedom, security and justice'. In doing so it makes a novel contribution to an understanding of the European Union as a political community beyond the state, but in addition explores how this entails thinking differently about what is essential concerning constitutionalism. The book argues that instead of seeking to theorise constitutional foundations we actually begin to encounter the constitutional life implied by political and legal practices in the European Union and as exemplified here by 'the area of freedom, security and justice'.

European Security in Integration Theory

European Security in Integration Theory

Contested Boundaries

  • Author: Kamil Zwolski
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319695177
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 215
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This book examines federalism and functionalism – two fundamental, yet largely forgotten, theories of international integration. Following the recent outbreak of the war in Ukraine, policy practitioners and scholars have been in search of a deeper understanding of the likely causes of the conflict and its consequences for the European security architecture. Various theories have been deployed to this end, but international and European integration theory remains conspicuously absent. The author shows how the core tenets of integration theories developed after World War I, particularly how they viewed territoriality and geopolitical boundaries, remain as relevant today as they were almost 100 years ago.

Integration and Security in Western Europe

Integration and Security in Western Europe

Inside the European Pillar

  • Author: Mathias Jopp,Reinhardt Rummel,Peter Schmidt
  • Publisher: Westview Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 316
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Europe Today

Europe Today

National politics, European integration, and European security

  • Author: Ronald Tiersky
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742528055
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 515
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This engaging book, a true twenty-first century enterprise, is the only text that offers both country case studies and discussion of the European Union in one sustained volume. Now thoroughly revised for 2004, it is the first European politics text to offer current analysis on the invasion of Iraq, NATO and European security, U.S.-European relations, and enlargement issues. All chapters from the first edition have been comprehensively updated, and completely new chapters have been added on Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, Poland, monetary union, security, and migration. With its strong international emphasis and focus on Europe before and after Iraq, professors will be able to use this text to lead students toward a coherent view of intra-European conflicts, Europe and the United States, and Europe's international responsibilities. A new website devoted exclusively to the book, with regularly updated statistics, analysis, and links for each chapter, will provide a rich resource for students seeking additional information and researching classroom assignments.

A Threat Against Europe?

A Threat Against Europe?

Security, Migration and Integration

  • Author: J. Peter Burgess,Serge Gutwirth
  • Publisher: ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA
  • ISBN: 9054879297
  • Category: History
  • Page: 215
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The concept of security has traditionally referred to the status of sovereign states in a closed international system. In this system the state is assumed to be both the object of security and the primary provider of security. Threats to the state's security are understood as threats to its political autonomy in the system. The major international institutions that emerged after the Second World War were built around this idea. When the founders of the United Nations spoke of collective security, they were referring primarily to state security and to the coordinated system that would be necessary in order to avoid the 'scourge of war'. But today, a wide range of security threats, both new and traditional, confront Europe, or at least as some would say.

New Security Challenges in Postcommunist Europe

New Security Challenges in Postcommunist Europe

Securing Europe's East

  • Author: Andrew Cottey,Derek Averre
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719061325
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 217
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Written by leading scholars from Eastern and Western Europe, this book highlights the fundamental security issues affecting Europe as the postcommunist states are drawn into the continent's mainstream.

European Security, Terrorism and Intelligence

European Security, Terrorism and Intelligence

Tackling New Security Challenges in Europe

  • Author: C. Kaunert,S. Leonard
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137314737
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 247
  • View: 5649
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The EU has long been seen as confederation that has failed to assert itself effectively on the international stage. In this collection, a series of experts discuss how the EU has shed its reputation as a weak international actor in light of its policies on police cooperation and intelligence-sharing as part of the global effort to combat terrorism