As one of the first comprehensive comparative studies of presidential activism and veto power in Europe, this book will be a key resource not only for area specialists but also for scholars of presidential studies, comparative government, and executives.
This second edition has been completely updated to cover recent events and issues including the Syrian refugee crisis, the Paris terror attacks, the rise of right-wing political parties, and the Shengen agreement, thus continuing to provide readers with a timely and significant resource
This best-selling textbook provides a broad-ranging but concise introduction to the EU, covering all major aspects of European integration. The revised new edition takes full account of the current challenges faced by the EU, including the ongoing difficulties in the eurozone and the rise of euroscepticism, which culminated spectacularly in Brexit.
This book is a novel contribution to the 'practice theory' turn in International Relations. It looks at practitioners' approaches to the EU's foreign policy to its eastern neighbourhood, particularly Russia, and offers a new methodology for capturing practices using the analytical approach of Discursive International Relations and the Discursive Practice Model. -- .
The book presents a model of interaction effects between policymakers and the media which can shed light on the former's ability to enhance democratic legitimacy in foreign policy decision-making. It shows that the media enhanced the democratic legitimacy of the EU's foreign policy in relation to its climate policy and its approach towards Russia.
This first comprehensive study of the EU's diplomatic representation in the world, the EEAS, this book seeks to understand why it has failed to formulate a centralised policy towards external states. It also analyses why the EEAS has more success in centralising diplomatic structures in developing countries than with some economic partners.
This is a systematic, up-to-date exploration of the politics of European integration that includes balanced coverage of its strengths and weaknesses. The text proposes that European integration is an essentially contested political process that continues to divide and inspire nations, citizens, and politicians.
This book accounts for transformations in the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)during fifteen years of operations (2001-2016), and argues that the EU evolved into a softer and more civilian security provider, rather than a military one.
In 1999, the Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) under Joerg Haider received 27 percent of the vote in national elections. This volume explores whether the rise of the FPOe is a uniquely Austrian phenomenon or whether it corresponds to broader social and political changes in Europe.
The author analyses why European right-wing populist parties gain support. Based on an analysis of the Austrian Freedom Party under Jorg Haider he argues that the main reason behind their electoral success was not constituted by elitism but by populism and anti-elitism.
Reveals for the first time the true story behind the long-term plan to build a politically united Europe. Traces how a handful of determined visionaries set out more than half a century ago to weld the countries of Europe into a single political state.
Europe's social model - its system of welfare and social protection - is regarded by many as the jewel in the crown. It is what helps to give the European societies their distinctive qualities of social cohesion and care for the vulnerable.
Argues that now is the time for Western nations to negotiate a new security architecture for neutral countries in eastern Europe to stabilize the region and reduce the risks of war with Russia. Michael O'Hanlon believes NATO expansion has gone far enough. The core concept of this new security architecture would be one of permanent neutrality.
This definitive Handbook addresses the current lack of research into European policymaking and development using an interpretive perspective. Questioning areas that mainstream approaches tend to neglect, contributors target the ways in which ideas, arguments and discourses shape policies in the institutional context of the EU.
This book provides the first detailed comparative analysis of the unusual partnership between the main European neutral states and NATO. This book will be of interest to scholars of the European neutral states, NATO and European security, as well as to those interested in understanding the dynamics behind states foreign policy choices.
'One of the greatest political memoirs of all time' (Guardian) -- The Sunday Times Number 1 BestsellerWhat happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what actually goes on in its corridors of power.
Since its inception the European Union has been a fiercely contested and politically divisive project. In recent years, controversial issues such as EU enlargement, the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, and the fallout from the Eurozone crisis have tested the EU to its limits and divided public opinion in the process.
An authoritative but accessible introduction to all key aspects of life across contemporary Europe focusing in particular on the dynamics of social change and similarities and differences between groups of European states and in contrast to other advanced industrial societies.
A broad-ranging assessment of the complex changes in Europe's diverse and complex mix of national and European capitalisms as they respond to the challenges of globalization and from rising powers, of competitiveness, ageing populations and welfare sustainability compounded by the impact of financial, monetary and sovereign debt crises.
By examining the different roles and meanings that Europe has held inside and outside of the continent, including the European Union's 'branding' of Europe, the text grounds its analysis in an understanding of Europes plural. Chapters explore concepts of Europe as civilization, Europe as progress, Europe as unity and Europe as diversity.
This book presents a comprehensive evaluation of the likely economic impact upon the UK economy arising from Brexit. It additionally outlines the options available to policy makers for the formation of an economic strategy capable of adapting the economy to the challenges and opportunities presented by Brexit.
Written by an expert contributor team, this is the most complete, current, issues-led textbook on European Union politics. It presents contemporary issues and debates alongside comprehensive coverage of the theory, institutions, policies, and history of the EU in a highly accessible, engaging style to help students grasp how the EU really works.
Analyzing Germany's domestic politics, European policy, relations with partners, and the resultant expressions of power within the EU, the text addresses such key questions as whether Germany is becoming Europe's hegemon, and if Berlin's European policy is being constrained by its internal politics.
The second edition of this popular textbook provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to UK party politics, combining chapters on each of the main parties (Conservative, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party) with an assessment of post-devolution Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
This book draws on critical theory to introduce readers to ways of exploring questions about the EU from a political economy perspective, questions like: Does the EU help or hinder Europe's 'social models' to face the challenges of globalization? Does the EU represent a break from Europe's imperial past?
The European Union finds itself at a critical juncture; not only has the deepening crisis in the eurozone weakened the EU s internal structure, it has impacted significantly on its international image and external relations.