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The European Game

The European Game

The Secrets of European Football Success

  • Author: Daniel Fieldsend
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
  • ISBN: 0857903462
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 272
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The European Game is an adventure. Over three months Daniel Fieldsend travelled the continent discovering the methods for success used at some of the biggest clubs in Europe - from Ajax, Juventus and Benfica to Bayern Munich, A.C Milan, Lyon, Athletic Bilbao and many more. At every stop on his journey, Fieldsend delved to the very heart of what made each club tick, speaking to members of staff all the way up the hierarchical ladder, from scouts and academy coaches to first team managers, analysts and board members, pulling back the curtain to reveal their day-to-day workings. Insightful, ambitious and compelling, The European Game is about society, about identity and attachment. It comprises leadership, tactics, coaching and scouting as well as politics, finance, fandom and culture. It is a broad investigation into Europe's relationship with football and what nations can learn from one another, celebrating the uniqueness of football clubs around the continent and the culture of their nations, and exploring whether or not the methods they implement with success can be instilled in other domestic leagues.

Polycentricity in the European Union

Polycentricity in the European Union

  • Author: Josephine van Zeben,Ana Bobić
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110842354X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 332
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Analyses European Union governance from the perspective of polycentric theory, aimed at improvements in achieving individual self-governance.

The Political Economy of European Integration

The Political Economy of European Integration

  • Author: Finn Laursen,European Institute of Public Administration
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789041100863
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 312
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The study of European integration produced much scholarly debate in the 1950s and '60s. The following two decades saw few works on European integration that included more elaborate discussions of theory and methodology; most studies in that period were fairly descriptive. In recent years there has been renewed theoretical interest in European integration. This book, however, is one of the first to discuss and apply various political-economy approaches explicitly to integration, including classical integration theory and modern public choice theories. Areas covered include common policies and decision making, as well as the external relations of the EU. The influence of the European Parliament, the concept of subsidiarity, trade policy, Economic and Monetary Union, reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, relations with EFTA and Eastern European countries, as well as enlargement, are all discussed. "Audience: " Of interest to both scholars and policy makers concerned with these issues.

Understanding the European Union's External Relations

Understanding the European Union's External Relations

  • Author: Michèle Knodt,Sebastiaan Princen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134433417
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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The European Union is one of the world's biggest economies. However, its role as an international actor is ambiguous and it's not always able to transform its political power into effective external policies. The development of an 'assertive' European Union challenges the image of an internal project aimed at economic integration and international relations theories based on unitary state actors. This book systematically links the EU's external relations to existing political theories, showing how existing theories need to be modified in order to deal with specific characteristics of the EU as an international actor.

The European Ritual

The European Ritual

Football in the New Europe

  • Author: Anthony King
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351890263
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 312
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Football constitutes a vivid public ritual in contemporary European culture through which emergent social solidarities and new economic networks have come into being. This fascinating and unique volume traces the transformation of European football from the 1950s to the present, focusing in particular on the dramatic changes that have occurred in the last decade and linking them to the wider process of European integration. The examination of football illuminates how the growing dominance of the free market has changed European society from an international order in which the nation-state was dominant to a more complex transnational regime in which cities and regions are becoming more prominent than in the past. The study is supported by detailed ethnographic accounts emerging from the author's fieldwork at Manchester United and interview data with some of the most important figures in European football at clubs including Juventus, Milan, Bayern Munich, Schalke and Barcelona. It also includes a highly topical examination of racism in European football.

Designing the European Union

Designing the European Union

From Paris to Lisbon

  • Author: F. Laursen
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230367577
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 317
  • View: 6809
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This book outlines the content of the main treaties that form the 'constitutional' basis of the European Union and analyses changes in these over time. The EU has expanded its policy scope and taken in many more members transferring powers to common supranational institutions in a way seen nowhere else in the world.

Federalism and the European Union

Federalism and the European Union

The Building of Europe, 1950-2000

  • Author: Michael Burgess
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134736789
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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A revisionist interpretation of the post-war evolution of European integration and the European Union (EU), this book reappraises and reassesses conventional explanations of European integration. It adopts a federalist approach which supplements state-based arguments with federal political ideas, influences and strategies. By exploring the philosophical and historical origins of federal ideas and tracing their influence throughout the whole of the EU's evolution, the book makes a significant contribution to the scholarly debate about the nature and development of the EU. The book looks at federal ideas stretching back to the sixteenth century and demonstrates their fundamental continuity to contemporary European integration. It situates these ideas in the broad context of post-war western Europe and underlines their practical relevance in the activities of Jean Monnet and Altiero Spinelli. Post-war empirical developments are explored from a federalist perspective, revealing an enduring persistence of federal ideas which have been either ignored or overlooked in conventional interpretations. The book challenges traditional conceptions of the post-war and contemporary evolution of the EU, to reassert and reinstate federalism in theory and practice at the very core of European integration.

Debating the Democratic Legitimacy of the European Union

Debating the Democratic Legitimacy of the European Union

  • Author: Beate Kohler-Koch,Berthold Rittberger
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 074257640X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 402
  • View: 7343
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The discussion about a constitution for the European Union and its rejection by referendum in two of the EU founding member states has once again spurred public and scholarly interest in the democratic quality and potential of the European Union. Debating the Democratic Legitimacy of the European Union brings together distinguished thinkers from law, political science, sociology, and political philosophy to explore the potential for democratically legitimate governance in the European Union. Drawing on different theoretical perspectives and strands from democratic theory, this volume is the best resource for students and readers who are interested in democracy in the European Union.

A Descriptive Catalogue of Playing and Other Cards in the British Museum

A Descriptive Catalogue of Playing and Other Cards in the British Museum

Accompanied by a Concise General History of the Subject and Remarks on Cards of Divination and of a Politico-historical Character

  • Author: British Museum,William Hughes Willshire
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: British museum
  • Page: 87
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