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.

Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.

Unsere Politik

Author: Constantin Frantz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Prussia (Germany)

Page: 71

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Boberach: Es gibt in Deutschland keine nationale Homogenität, deshalb läßt es sich nicht wie Frankreich organisieren. Preußen, dessen historisches Schwergewicht außerhalb des Deutschen Bundes liegt, kann nicht einfach in Deutschland aufgehen. Ebenso kann Österreich auf die Anlehnung an Rußland nicht verzichten. Den Konservativen wird vorgeworfen, die Unionsverfassung nicht als revolutionär durchschaut zu haben. Dem mit Arnim und Radowitz gescheiterten deutschen Einheitsstaat ist der Föderalismus mit Souveränität der Einzelstaaten vorzuziehen.

Die ganze Geschichte

Meine Auseinandersetzung mit Europas Establishment

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956142187

Category: Political Science

Page: 650

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Als griechischer Finanzminister löste Varoufakis eine der spektakulärsten und kontroversesten Auseinandersetzungen der jüngsten politischen Geschichte aus, als er versuchte, die Beziehung seines Landes mit der EU neu zu verhandeln. Trotz der massenhaften Unterstützung seitens der griechischen Bevölkerung und der bestechend einfachen Logik seiner Argumente – dass die gigantischen Kredite und die damit verbundene Sparpolitik, die seinem bankrotten Land aufgezwungen wurden, eine zerstörerische Wirkung haben – hatte Varoufakis nur in einem Erfolg: Europas politisches und mediales Establishment in Rage zu versetzen. Aber die wahre Geschichte der damaligen Geschehnisse ist beinahe unbekannt, weil so vieles in der EU hinter verschlossenen Türen stattfindet. In diesem couragierten Bericht deckt Varoufakis alles auf und erzählt die ganze Geschichte von waghalsiger Politik, von Heuchelei, Betrug und Verrat, die das Establishment in den Grundfesten erschüttern wird. Dieses Buch ist ein Weckruf, die europäische Demokratie zu erneuern, bevor es zu spät ist.

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.

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 Court of Justice of the European Union and The Politics of Law

Author: Sabine Saurugger,Fabien Terpan

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137320281

Category: Law

Page: 272

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Using state-of-the-art analysis, this introductory text provides a comprehensive account of the Court of Justice of the European Union, its judicial function and its influence on EU policy making. Combining legal perspective with political analysis, it offers a unique approach to the empirical study of the Court's role in the EU political system.

Political Parties in the European Union

Author: Simon Hix,Christopher Lord

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349255602

Category: European Union

Page: 272

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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.

Transnationale Vergesellschaftung

Die Entgrenzung sozialer Lebenswelten

Author: Steffen Mau

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593403862

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

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Nationale Gesellschaften sind heute keine abgeschlossenen Gebilde mehr. Die Prozesse der Globalisierung und Transnationalisierung erfassen dabei mehr und mehr die Lebenswelt jedes Einzelnen. Erfahrungen der Grenzüberschreitung in Form von Migration, Mobilität und neuen transnationalen Netzwerken veralltäglichen sich. Steffen Mau zeigt diese Entwicklungen auf, benennt ihre sozialen Brüche und fragt, ob die wachsende Entgrenzung Einstellungen, Vorurteile und Wertvorstellungen der Bürger verändert. Nicht zuletzt zeigt er, inwieweit die Bevölkerung die Globalisierung als Bedrohung oder Chance wahrnimmt.

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.

Interest Representation in the European Union

Author: Justin Greenwood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230343724

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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• Why is the EU so reliant upon exchanges with interest organisations? • What safeguards have been developed to prevent capture by special interests, and how effective are these? • How does the EU system of interest representation compare with those of other systems, and what are its unique features? The fully revised third edition of this highly-acclaimed book provides an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of the role of organized interests in the EU. Showing that interest representation is a key aspect of the European project, it examines the significance of interests for everyday policy-making, for European integration, and for the democratic legitimacy of the EU. Accessibly written and thoroughly updated, the new edition contains additional material on the regulation of lobbying and the European Transparency Register.

The State of the European Union, 6

Law, Politics, and Society

Author: Tanja A. Börzel,Rachel A. Cichowski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199257409

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

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The contributors to this volume take the dynamic interaction between law, politics and society as a starting point to think critically about recent developments and future innovations in European integration and EU studies.

Philosophical Foundations of European Union Law

Author: Julie Dickson,Pavlos Eleftheriadis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191652164

Category: Law

Page: 668

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The supranational law of the European Union represents a uniquely powerful, far-reaching, and controversial instance of the growth of international legal governance, one that has forever altered the political and legal landscape of its Member States. The EU has attracted significant attention from political scientists, economists, and lawyers who have analysed its polity and constructed theoretical models of the integration process. Yet it has been almost entirely neglected by analytic philosophers, and the philosophical tools that have been developed to analyse and evaluate the Union are still in their infancy. This book brings together legal philosophers, political philosophers, and EU legal academics in the service of developing the philosophical analysis of EU law. In a series of original and complementary essays they bring their varied disciplinary expertise and theoretical perspectives to bear on central issues facing the Union and its law. Combining both abstract thought in legal and political philosophy and more tangible theoretical work on specific legal issues, the essays in this volume make a significant contribution to developing work on the philosophical foundations of EU law, and will engender further debate between philosophers, political philosophers, and EU legal academics. They will be of interest to all those engaged in understanding the nature and purpose of this unique legal entity.

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 Institutions of the Enlarged European Union

Continuity and Change

Author: Edward Best,Thomas Christiansen,Pierpaolo Settembrini

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848443781

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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This book in addition of being remarkable academic reading contributes, on the highest scholarly level, to the furthering of our understanding of performance of the EU institutions which is essential for practitioners and researchers in the midst of the institutional crisis. Dominik Vuleti , Croatian International Relations Review . . . an impressively detailed introduction to the institutions and committees that form the core frameworks of EU activities including the EU Parliament, the European Central Bank, and the effects of EU membership expansion. The Institutions of the Enlarged European Union is very strongly recommended as an addition to governmental and university library International Studies reference collections in general, and European Union Studies supplemental reading lists in particular. Midwest Book Review The International Studies Shelf This excellent book in the series of studies on EU reform and enlargement is not as dry as it first appears. . . The contributors outline the key changes as well as patterns of continuity in the institutional policies of the EU and their research which I feel will be highly beneficial to lawyers, economists and politicians. . . I found the book to be invaluable for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students of EU politics and administrative science, as well as researchers, practitioners and journalists working in the fields of European studies more widely. Phillip Taylor, The Barrister This timely, comprehensive and authoritative study provides much food for thought for European policy makers, particularly in the current situation of uncertainty about the Lisbon Treaty. The authors basically upbeat findings that, despite the arrival of twelve new member states in one big bang and one after shock, it has been pretty much business as usual for the EU s institutions will comfort both those who worried about the EU s capacity to act in the absence of institutional reform and those who argued that such reform was unnecessary. But the editors identify a number of emerging dynamics that will be of concern to all who care about the Union s democratic future: increasing formalisation of meetings and procedures on the one hand, coupled with an increase in informal, pre-cooked deals on the other; increasing primacy of the administrative over the political; and a growing trend towards presidentialisation within the institutions, with continued efficiency requiring more emphasis on the primus than on the pares . The editors conclude that, while the European Union s institutional system continues to function and might even become more efficient, the price to be paid could further distance the Union from the citizens it seeks to serve. Martin Westlake, Secretary General, European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, Belgium This volume reports a thorough appraisal of how the EU institutions have fared since the 2004 enlargement. In essence the answer is more of the same, with no evidence of gridlock. Business has been conducted in similar ways and at similar levels of output, helped by procedural adaptation. The new member states have slotted into the existing routines of the Union. Helen Wallace, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK How have the main institutions and decision-making processes of the EU responded to the arrival of new member states? This book assesses the actual state of the EU institutions in the years after the 2004 enlargement, examining each of the main institutional actors as well as trends in legislative output, implementing measures and non-legislative approaches. The contributors outline the key changes as well as patterns of continuity in the institutional politics of the EU. The analysis finds that breakdown has been avoided by a combination of assimilation of the new member states and adaptation of the system, without any fundamental transformation of the institutions. Nonetheless, they conclude that it

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.

Immigration And Criminal Law in the European Union

The Legal Measures and Social Consequences of Criminal Law in Member States on Trafficking and Smuggling in Human Rights

Author: Elspeth Guild,P. Paul E. Minderhoud

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004150641

Category: Law

Page: 424

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This book provides a clear picture of the issues of legal and social legitimacy which surround criminal measures relating to trafficking in human beings in six Member States and the EU. It includes and explains the legal nature of the types of measures which have been adopted and the presentation of criminal sanctions and the positions taken by key actors in civil society.

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.

The Multi-level and Polycentric European Union

Legal and Political Studies

Author: Robert Grzeszczak

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364390181X

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

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This volume offers a broad conceptual spectrum on the political and legal system of the European Union. The heuristic of multi-level governance relates to the multiple actors, the interconnectedness between levels of decision-making, and the interpenetration of institutions and actors. Additionally, legal sciences stress numerous legal centers, which, on the one hand, espouse independent legal orders, while communicating with each other through legislative acts, executive decisions, and court decrees on the other. The fusion of the legal and political aspects of the EU provides an opportunity to view the sui generis system of the EU in a broader perspective, which promises to overcome reductionist approaches, both in legal and political sciences. (Series: Region - Nation - Europe / Region - Nation - Europa -- Vol. 69)