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The Political System of the European Union

The Political System of the European Union

  • Author: Simon Hix
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 134927531X
  • Category: European Union
  • Page: 428
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A major new textbook on the politics of the European Union, which presents the EU as an emerging 'political system', in which the government, policies and the politics of the system are inextricably linked. The book will make an important contribution to the way the EU is analysed, studied and taught as it provides both comprehensive coverage of all aspects of EU politics and a new way of conceptualising the EU, integrating a much wider range of theoretical and empirical material.

Institutions of the European Union

Institutions of the European Union

  • Author: John Peterson,Dermot Hodson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198737416
  • Category:
  • Page: 498
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The Institutions of the European Union is the key text for anyone wishing to understand the functions, powers, and composition of the EU's institutions. From the Council of Ministers to the European Central Bank, all of the most important organizations are analysed and explained byinternational experts. Updates for the fourth edition include discussions of the impact of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and the euro crisis on the EU's institutions. Authoritative yet accessible, it remains the best guide to how this range of different bodies work together to provide political direction, managepolicies, and integrate contrasting interests within the European Union.

The European Union

The European Union

What it is and how it works

  • Author: Ingeborg Toemmel
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 113742754X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 380
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This new introduction to the European Union is distinguished by its focus on the evolution and functioning of the political system of the EU and how best to understand and theorise its often contradictory and multifaceted nature and the dynamics of European integration.

Political Parties in the European Union

Political Parties in the European Union

  • Author: Simon Hix,Christopher Lord
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312172923
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Political Parties in the European Union provides a comprehensive assessment of the importance of party politics to the functioning of the European Union which the authors argue has frequently been underestimated. Incorporating much new research material it covers not only the transnational party groups in the European Parliament but also the participants in the European Council and Council of Ministers who, the authors remind us, are not just representatives of 'national interests' but also party politicians.

International Relations and the European Union

International Relations and the European Union

  • Author: Christopher Hill,Michael Smith,Sophie Vanhoonacker
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198737327
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 584
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[International Relations and the European Union] takes a unique approach by incorporating the study of the EU's world role into the wider field of international relations. As the most comprehensive introduction to the EU's international relations written by leading experts in the field, it is the key text for anyone wishing to understand the EU's role in the contemporary world. Beginning with an examination of theoretical frameworks and approaches, the book goes on to address the institutions and processes that surround the EU's international relations. Key policy areas, such as security and trade, are outlined in detail, alongside the EU's relations with specific countries, including the United States, China, India, and Russia. Updates for the third edition include expanded discussions of three key perspectives to provide a rounded picture of the EU's place in the international system: as a sub-system of international relations, as part of the process of international relations, and as a power in its own right.

The European Parliament

The European Parliament

  • Author: Ariadna Ripoll Servent
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137407093
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 357
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This broad-ranging text examines the political dynamic of the European Parliament (EP), showing how the EP is a key component of the political system of the EU. It looks at how, and how effectively, the parliament translates citizen demands into policies, and, in so doing, contributes to wider debates around democracy and legitimacy in the EU.

Democracy in the European Union

Democracy in the European Union

  • Author: Christopher Lord
  • Publisher: Burns & Oates
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 148
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There has been much talk of the 'democratic deficit' in the European Union, but little sympathetic understanding of the problems of constructing a transnational democracy, or even a systematic analysis of those democratic practices that do exist in the Union's political system. This book seeks to remedy these defects by looking at democratic authorization, representation and accountability of Union power, in both their supranational and intergovernmental modes.

The Mediterranean Dimension of the European Union's Internal Security

The Mediterranean Dimension of the European Union's Internal Security

  • Author: S. Wolff
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230369421
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 273
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EU internal security concerns such as migration, police and judicial cooperation are today part of EU foreign policy. This book shows how those concerns dominate the EU agenda towards Mediterranean countries. Adopting a rational-choice institutionalist approach, it explores EU policy and the strategic choices made after the 2011 Arab revolts.

The Politics of the European Union

The Politics of the European Union

  • Author: Herman Lelieveldt,Sebastiaan Princen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139498398
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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A new introduction to the European Union which uses the lens of comparative politics. This approach helps students understand the EU through comparisons with domestic politics and links with broader debates in political science. The text is supported by numerous examples, and chapters include briefings, fact files and controversy boxes which highlight important information and controversial issues in EU politics to widen and deepen student understanding. The authors have developed online 'Navigating the EU' exercises that introduce students to useful sources of information on the internet and help them to analyse policy-making in the EU. This textbook is a comprehensive introduction to EU politics and covers history, theory, key institutions and participants, as well as policies and policy-making.

Transnational Identities

Transnational Identities

Becoming European in the EU

  • Author: Richard K. Herrmann,Thomas Risse-Kappen,Marilynn B. Brewer
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742530072
  • Category: History
  • Page: 305
  • View: 1975
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This original work explores the increasingly important phenomenon of the formation of transnational identity. Considering the ongoing relevance of the European Union, the contributors ask a series of intriguing questions: Is a European identity possible? How are the various types of European identity formed and maintained? How are these identities linked to the process of European integration? Combining a rich array of theoretical and methodological perspectives, distinguished scholars examine both the theoretical understanding of why and how transnational identities form and new empirical evidence drawn from an impressive body of primary research, including field experiments, in-depth interviews with elites, and public opinion surveys. The authors engage in a fruitful dialogue about how much a European identity exists and how much it matters as they delve into the sources of disagreement and their implications.