The European Union

How Does it Work?

Author: Elizabeth E. Bomberg,John Peterson,Alexander C-G. Stubb

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199206391

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

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The new edition of this concise introductory text de-mystifies the European Union's structures and operation. Blending scholarly expertise and practitioners' experience, the authors introduce and analyse the EU's key actors, processes and developments. The book's overall aim is to provide an accessible, lively introduction to how the EU works and why it matters.

The European Union

How Does it Work?

Author: Elizabeth Bomberg,John Peterson,Richard Corbett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199570809

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

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Now in its third edition, The European Union: How Does it Work? demystifies the European Union's structures and operation, providing a concise, engaging, and accessible introduction ideal for students with no background in the subject. Bringing together an exceptional collection of work--by practitioners who have worked or currently work in the EU's institutions and by leading scholars and academics--this volume cuts through the complexity to explain how the EU really works and why it matters. Innovative pedagogical tools--including "How it Really Works" and "Compared to What" boxes--help guide students through the material. A Companion Website offers multiple-choice questions, a timeline of key events, relevant links, and an interactive map for students. It also provides seminar questions and activities and PowerPoint-based presentations for instructors. New to this Edition: * Revised and updated throughout in light of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and the effects of the financial crisis on the Eurozone * New coeditor Richard Corbett, former Member of the European Parliament, has ensured that the anthology continues to include a practitioner's perspective * Three new chapters: 6. How Policies are Made, 7. Democracy, and 9. The EU as a Security Actor

The European Union

How Does it Work?

Author: Daniel Kenealy,John Peterson,Richard Corbett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199685371

Category: Political Science

Page: 283

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The European Union: How does it work? is the perfect introduction to the EU's structure and operations for those coming to the subject for the first time. An expert team of scholars and practitioners cut through the complexity to explain how the EU works in practice, and equip students withthe knowledge and skills they need to master the subject. The fourth edition of this successful textbook reflects the ongoing changes in the EU in the aftermath of the Eurozone crises, and the global context in which the EU exists. It also features expanded coverage of theories of European integration and policy making, and considers the hugely topicaldebate about the UK's future in the EU.

Policy-making in the European Union

Author: Helen Wallace,Mark A. Pollack,Alasdair R. Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199689679

Category: Political Science

Page: 574

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Constantly evolving, and with far-reaching implications, European Union policy-making is of central importance to the politics of the European Union. From defining the processes, institutions and modes through which policy-making operates, the text moves on to situate individual policieswithin these modes, detail their content, and analyse how they are implemented, navigating policy in all its complexities. Exploring the link between the modes and mechanisms of EU policy-making and its implementation at national level, Policy-Making in the Europe Union helps students to engage with the key issues related to policy. Written by experts, for students and scholars alike, this is the most authoritative andin-depth guide to policy in the European Union.

Politics in the European Union

Author: Ian Bache,Simon Bulmer,Stephen George,Owen Parker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199689660

Category: Political Science

Page: 604

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The European Union is a unique, complex, and ever-changing political entity which continues to shape both international politics and the politics of its individual member states. Politics in the European Union provides a clear analysis of the theory, history, policies, and institutions of theEU, giving students a well-rounded introduction to the subject. With an updated history section, this text weaves together material on key contemporary concerns, including the Eurozone crisis and the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, with a thorough consideration of the workings and remit of theEuropean Union.

The European Union-- how Does it Work?

Author: Elizabeth E. Bomberg,Alexander C-G. Stubb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199247660

Category: Political Science

Page: 253

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"The European Union is one of the world's most complex political systems. This concise and lively book de-mystifies it. How Does it Work? is designed to be the first book used to introduce students to the EU. It features a top-rank collection of authors and a unique blend of scholarly expertise and practitioners' experience." "How Does it Work? contrasts the EU that exists on paper - its treaties and formal rules - with how it works in practice. It compares and contrasts the Union with other political systems and international organisations. Each chapter includes guides to further reading, lists of useful web links, and discussion questions. This text answers two fundamental questions. First, a practical one: how does the EU work, and who are its main actors, processes and dynamics? Second, a rhetorical one: how has Europe managed to sustain this unprecedented experiment in international cooperation?"--BOOK JACKET.

Origins and Evolution of the European Union

Author: Desmond Dinan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199570825

Category: Political Science

Page: 430

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This well-respected text provides a lively, comprehensive, and authoritative account of the emergence and evolution of the European Union from the aftermath of the Second World War to the uncertainties of the present era. It explains the forces, events, and individuals that have shaped one of the most unusual and controversial political entities in history. This second edition, which forms part of the successful New EU series, covers key issues including the antecedents of European integration in the years before the Second World War; the challenges of reconstruction and reconciliation in the early post-war period; the ups and downs of European integration in 1960s and 1970s; the acceleration of European integration in the late 1980s and early 1990s; almost-continuous enlargement; the eurozone crisis; the constitutionalization of the EU; and Britain's troubled membership. The text is updated throughout and includes new chapters focusing on Britain and European integration, and the constitutionalization of the EU. Further reading guides encourage students to develop their interest and understanding, and this text is one of many OUP EU titles supported by an online resource centre including: Maps of enlargement Journal articles Interactive map of Europe Interactive timeline Web links

The Member States of the European Union

Author: Simon Bulmer,Christian Lequesne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199544832

Category: Political Science

Page: 449

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This is a comprehensive and rounded thematic study of the EU-member states. The text provides detailed coverage of the principal member states and comparative studies of the smaller states, as well as discussing the issue of enlargement and covering empirical themes.

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.

International Relations and the European Union

Author: Christopher Hill,Michael Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199544808

Category: Political Science

Page: 557

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This text explores the ways in which the European Union frames and conducts its international relations. Each chapter deals with the three key themes of the volume - the EU as a sub-system of international relations, the EU and the processes of international relations, and the EU as a power.

Die Europäische Union

Author: Werner Weidenfeld

Publisher: UTB

ISBN: 3825244733

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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Verständlich, kompakt und fundiert: Werner Weidenfelds Einführung erläutert alle wichtigen Theorien, Fakten und Zusammenhänge zum Thema „Europäische Union“. Der erste Teil behandelt die Theorien der europäischen Integration. Ein geschichtlicher Überblick nennt nicht nur zentrale Daten, sondern analysiert die Entwicklungszusammenhänge des Einigungsprozesses. Im zweiten Teil werden die Akteure und die Entscheidungsstrukturen der Europäischen Union vorgestellt. Der dritte Teil nimmt die zentralen Handlungsfelder sowie die aktuellen und künftigen Herausforderungen der Europäischen Union in den Blick. Für die vierte Auflage wurden auch die neuesten Ereignisse wie die Folgen der Euro-Krise für die Währungsunion und die Herausforderungen der Außenpolitik berücksichtigt.

Policy-making in the European Union

Author: Helen S. Wallace,William Wallace

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198782421

Category: Political Science

Page: 610

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The policies of the European Union profoundly affect the lives of people in Europe and around the world. The new edition of this highly successful textbook outlines how and why such decisions are made, as well as the key challenges faced by policy-makers in the current political and economic climate. Policy-Making in the European Union begins by clarifying the institutional framework of the EU and the analytical approaches used to understand it. A wide range of crucial and illustrative policies are then explored in detail by subject experts. This volume includes new chapters on ways of analyzing the EU's policy process and on energy policy. A central theme to the volume is how the recent expansion to twenty-seven member states has affected policy-making across the different policy sectors. The conclusion reflects on how this challenge and the protracted constitutional stalemate have affected policy-making in the EU. It also explores the impact of the financial and economic crises that have struck Europe over the past several years. -- Publisher description.

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 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 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.

Enlargement & Integration in the European Union

Author: Christopher Preston

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415120012

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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This study addresses many of the key issues raised by the increasing expansion of the EU. Analysing the traditional 'Community method' of espansion and finding many shortcomings with its ability to handle future enlargement, Chris Preston explores: * the past experience of enlargement and the lessons that can be drawn * the impact that enlargement has had on EU policies, institutions and the new member themselves * the likely future developments in the enlargement process Focusing on the Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet countries, this book will be essential reading for students, specialists and practitioners of European Politics.

White Paper on the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe

Author: Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780101630924

Category: Constitution law

Page: 49

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This White Paper is a successor document to the White Paper (Cm 5934, ISBN 0101593422), published in September 2003, which set out the Government's negotiating objectives for discussions regarding the new EU Constitution. The new Constitution was agreed at the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC), held in June 2004, with the aim of reforming the newly enlarged EU of 25 Member States to make it more efficient, effective and accountable. This White Paper sets out the main elements of the new Constitution and details how the Government achieved all of its key negotiating objectives, which became known as the UK's 'red lines'.

The Governing Law of Companies in EU Law

Author: Justin Borg-Barthet

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847319262

Category: Law

Page: 210

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The manner in which the governing law of companies is determined has attracted much attention from academics and practitioners alike ever since the European Court of Justice began receiving references for preliminary rulings regarding the compatibility of protective conflict of corporate law norms with the EC Treaty provisions concerning freedom of establishment. Although recent developments have been less controversial than the ground-breaking judgment in Centros, they have not only consolidated the general thrust of liberalisation occasioned by the Court of Justice, but have added new dimensions to the regulatory landscape. These developments include amendments to the European constitutional order enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty, European legislation on cross-border mergers, the proposed statute for a European Private Company, the judgment of the Court of Justice in Cartesio and a Commission communication that contemplates the introduction of legislation on the governing law of companies. This book examines these recent developments and appraises the current law, as well as the foreseeable trajectory of the law, within a theoretical setting that addresses the socio-economic and legal-theoretical concerns associated with choices of the governing law of companies. In addition to considering the present and probable future state of EU law, the book also develops new theoretical perspectives and proposes novel solutions to long-standing dilemmas. In particular, it suggests that the use of information technology may render possible previously impossible compromises between party autonomy and the proper locus of prescriptive sovereignty.