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Theorizing European Integration

Theorizing European Integration Author Dimitris N. Chryssochoou
ISBN-10 9781134073757
Release 2008-10-02
Pages 224
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Fully revised and updated throughout, Theorizing European Integration 2nd edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical study of European integration. Combining perspectives from international relations, comparative politics and social and political theory, Dimitris N. Chryssochoou offers a complete overview of the many competing approaches that have sought to capture and explain the evolving political nature of the European Union (EU) and its qualitative transition from a union of states to a polity in its own right. Contemporary issues, themes and theories addressed include: the different uses and current state of EU theorizing statecentric accounts of integration and their critics new normative challenges to the study of the EU the political dynamics of European treaty reform new forms of democracy, citizenship and governance the limits and possibilities of EU constitutionalism interdisciplinary understandings of EU polityhood the introduction of a theory of organized synarchy the transformations of state sovereignty in late modern Europe.

Theorizing European Space Policy

Theorizing European Space Policy Author Thomas C. Hoerber
ISBN-10 9781498521314
Release 2016-11-10
Pages 264
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In the modern world, technical issues define space policy. Missing from discussions of space policy, however, is a consideration of the political consequences of new space endeavors, particularly in the context of the European Union. This book, therefore, approaches space policy instead from the discipline of European studies and analyzes the European integration process through the lenses of political science, history, economics, and international relations. The strengths of each discipline are used to apply theoretical approaches to current issues in European space policy. Theorizing European Space Policy is the latest contribution to the growing debate on space policy and its role in the European integration process.

Theorizing European Societies

Theorizing European Societies Author Marinus Ossewaarde
ISBN-10 9781137368218
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 272
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Explores key sociological concepts and theory in relation to European crises, identity, inequality and social order. It offers a firm understanding of the modernization of Europe and everyday European life, while not neglecting the historical context. Essential reading for students of sociology in European contexts.

The European Union

The European Union Author Ingeborg Toemmel
ISBN-10 9781137427540
Release 2014-09-22
Pages 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.

The Choice for Europe

The Choice for Europe Author Andrew Moravcsik
ISBN-10 9781134215348
Release 2013-10-11
Pages 528
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The creation of the European Union arguably ranks among the most extraordinary achievements in modern world politics. Observers disagree, however, about the reasons why European governments have chosen to co- ordinate core economic policies and surrender sovereign perogatives. This text analyzes the history of the region's movement toward economic and political union. Do these unifying steps demonstrate the pre-eminence of national security concerns, the power of federalist ideals, the skill of political entrepreneurs like Jean Monnet and Jacques Delors, or the triumph of technocratic planning? Moravcsik rejects such views. Economic interdependence has been, he maintains, the primary force compelling these democracies to move in this surprising direction. Politicians rationally pursued national economic advantage through the exploitation of asymmetrical interdependence and the manipulation of institutional commitments.

European Union and Environmental Governance

European Union and Environmental Governance Author Henrik Selin
ISBN-10 9781317528524
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 180
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Over the past five decades, the European Union (EU) has developed into the most legally and politically authoritative regional organization in the world, wielding significant influence across a wide range of issue areas. European Union and Environmental Governance focuses on the growing global role of EU environmental and sustainable development policies. Written in a concise and accessible manner, this book introduces and examines the major European and global environmental issues, debates, and policies and provides a critical, evidence-based evaluation of the achievements and shortcomings to date in EU environmental and sustainability governance. Providing both an historical overview and a discussion of the major future legal, political and economic challenges to the realization of EU goals related to better environmental governance, the authors offer a comprehensive introduction to this key issue. This book will be useful reading for students of global environmental politics, comparative environmental politics and policy, international organizations, European politics, and environmental studies.

Theorizing the Contagious Effects of Regionalism

Theorizing the Contagious Effects of Regionalism Author Andreas Dür
ISBN-10 IND:30000094615345
Release 2003
Pages 58
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Theorizing the Contagious Effects of Regionalism has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Theorizing the Contagious Effects of Regionalism also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Theorizing the Contagious Effects of Regionalism book for free.

The Social Construction of Europe

The Social Construction of Europe Author Thomas Christiansen
ISBN-10 9781412931649
Release 2001-04-03
Pages 248
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`The Social Construction of Europe is a wonderful tool for scholars and advanced students concened with European integration' - Nationalism and Ethical Politics This book is the first to systematically introduce and apply a social constructivist perspective to the study of European integration. Social constructivism is carefully located in terms of its philosophical and methodological origins. The wider debates and contribution of constructivist approaches to international relations are reviewed, and the insights that might then be afforded to European studies fully explored. Highlights include: new theoretical contributions to the debate by Ernst B. Haas, Andrew Moravcsik and Steve Smith; research on key aspects of European integration and EU governance applying a variety of constructivist approaches. The Social Construction of Europe provides new and important insights to a key area of contemporary study and research.

Designing the European Union

Designing the European Union Author F. Laursen
ISBN-10 9780230367579
Release 2012-12-15
Pages 317
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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.

Theorizing Internal Security in the European Union

Theorizing Internal Security in the European Union Author Raphael Bossong
ISBN-10 9780192509680
Release 2016-11-17
Pages 240
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This edited volume offers different theories useful for understanding and explaining European Union cooperation on internal security matters. Cooperation on such matters has not only flourished over the past two decades, but - more recently - has also become one of the most politicised or contested areas of European integration. Yet academic studies in the field remain predominantly empirical or not readily accessible to new scholars. The book addresses this major gap by providing a theoretical primer with a palette of options for explaining a complicated issue area, reaching across the divide of critical and more mainstream scholars that typically fragments discussion and debate. Theorizing Internal Security Cooperation in the European Union offers accessible and authoritative contributions by some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. Each chapter reviews the emergence of a major theoretical approach, the current state-of-the art for that approach, and the accompanying methodological considerations before providing an empirical illustration and an outlook on further research and dialogue with other perspectives. This book will serve as a central reference for developing our understanding of EU internal security cooperation, for exploring the ongoing transformation of statehood, and for illuminating the contemporary evolution of the European Union.

Neofunctionalism Vs Liberal Intergovernmentalism

Neofunctionalism Vs Liberal Intergovernmentalism Author Ilyas Saliba
ISBN-10 9783640684199
Release 2010-08
Pages 36
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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Politics - Political Theory and the History of Ideas Journal, grade: 1,0, University of Hamburg (Institute of Political Science), course: European Integration Theories, language: English, abstract: Neofunctionalism and Liberal Intergovernmentalism (from now on I will use the abbreviations: NF and LIG in this paper) have been predominant approaches to theorizing Integration processes, especially in the first phase of theorizing European Integration. In the following essay I will begin by briefly lay out the main assumptions of the two approaches, drawing especially on their differences and similarities. In a second part I will discuss what these theories set out to do and raise questions about the actual accomplishments. Thirdly, I will turn to a critique of LIG and NF identifying their weaknesses, refering to Thomas Risses argument that Liberal Intergovernmentalism and Neofunctionalism are both lacking ...some categories necessary to capture distinctive features of the EU2. This will lead me to the fourth part of my analysis in which I will demonstrate what and how other approaches can fill in the theoretical gaps and wholes that I have pointed out in my critique. In My conclusion I argue that European Integration Theory does not need overarching, universal theories, but rather is a useful conglomerate of different theories3, that might be combined in eclectically, and offer various toolkits for different suitable areas and levels of analysing and explaining Integration.

The End of European Integration

The End of European Integration Author Paul Graham Taylor
ISBN-10 9780415431057
Release 2008
Pages 188
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This book provides an innovative examination of the European Union as it departs from its path of integration. Indeed, so far has it departed that it could be described as having entered a new reality. The original reality was that captured in the evocative phrase in its founding agreement, the Treaty of Rome, that it should be an ever-closer union of peoples. Largely that was the path followed until the 1990s, but by the early twenty-first century there have been signs that it is turning into an ordinary international organization in which there is little overriding sense of purpose. This book discusses the indications of this development and explains why it happened only a decade or so after a peak of popular enthusiasm in the early 1990s. The question was whether the EU would become less important for the member states, as seemed to be the case for the British, or whether the German pattern, in which the EU remained important, would prevail. This book concludes that the former is more likely in part because of problems with the policies of the European Union and its conduct, but more specifically because of the current prevailing political culture in Western Europe. Paul Taylor warns that the current problems are underestimated and that there is the risk of casually throwing away the considerable achievements of the integration process. The End of European Integration will be of interest to all those with an interest in European integration, whether for or against. It will also interest students of European studies, European politics, and politics and international relations in general.

EU ASEAN Relations in the 21st Century

EU ASEAN Relations in the 21st Century Author D. Novotny
ISBN-10 9781137007506
Release 2012-10-17
Pages 197
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Escaping the economic and security-centered approaches, prevalent in contemporary U.S. debate the contributors explore political relations between the European Union (EU) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).Their inter-disciplinary perspectives touch on domains such as security, comparative integration, human rights, energy.

Theorizing Modern Society as a Dynamic Process

Theorizing Modern Society as a Dynamic Process Author Harry F. Dahms
ISBN-10 9781781900345
Release 2012
Pages 284
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While it was evident to the classics of social theory that modern societies are highly dynamic forms of social organization, and that this dynamic nature must be reflected explicitly and confronted directly in modes of analysis across the social sciences, over the course of the twentieth century, the acknowledgement of this fact has been weakening. As the social sciences became increasingly concerned with issues of professionalization and standards of validity inspired by more established disciplines, especially the natural sciences and economics, the focus on dynamic processes gave way to efforts to illuminate structural (i.e., static) features of modern social life. In recent decades, however, this preoccupation with structure has begun to give way to more process-oriented research orientations. In part, this renewed interest in dynamics rather than statics is reflective of the growing influence of Continental European traditions, especially in Germany and France. In this follow-up volume to Theorizing the Dynamics of Social Processes (vol. 27), the emphasis is placed on recent trends in Continental European social theory, and on the importance of political analyses to theorizing modern societies.

Handbook of Public Administration and Policy in the European Union

Handbook of Public Administration and Policy in the European Union Author M. Peter van der Hoek
ISBN-10 0824759141
Release 2005-06-13
Pages 856
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The Handbook of Public Administration and Policy in the European Union focuses on the current state of the EU while also demonstrating how its current structure came into being and how it may change in the near future. Although most existing literature is either policy-oriented or institution-oriented, this textbook employs a different, more comprehensive approach. Not only does it analyze selected EU laws and most EU institutions, it is also unique in that it brings together EU public administration, EU institutions, and, most importantly, EU policies into a comprehensive text. Divided into five parts, the book provides an overview of theory discourses on European integration, followed by an analysis of the development of European organizations. Part II explains the nature of the EU, highlighting its institutions. Part III addresses various dimensions of public administration, followed by a review in Part IV of major EU policies, including the Common Agricultural Policy. The textbook concludes with a history of Economic and Monetary Union and a study of the European Central Bank and the euro.

Theorizing Society in a Global Context

Theorizing Society in a Global Context Author A. Krossa
ISBN-10 9781137003188
Release 2012-11-29
Pages 206
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Using Europe as an example, this book readdresses and updates the concept of 'society', exploring society in the context of both globalization and conflict theory to develop a new theory of society for our times.

European Integration Theory

European Integration Theory Author Antje Wiener
ISBN-10 0199226091
Release 2009
Pages 295
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Systematically revised and updated throughout, this ground-breaking text provides an overview of all the major approaches to European integration. Each author reflects on the development, achievements and problems of their approach, and discusses historical and current issues of European integration. The concluding chapter then comparatively assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and looks at the emerging issues. New to this Edition: · Two new chapters on the political theory of European integration and critical theory · End-of-chapter questions