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Routledge Studies on Government and the European Union


About the Series

What is actually governed at the scale of the European Union (EU)? Some domains of societies and economies in Europe certainly seem to be, but the government of many others appears instead to take place at global, national or sub-national scales. The principal objective of this book series is to provide a sustained and structured space within which a cumulative set of books on what the EU actually governs would be published. These will depart from much of mainstream ‘EU studies’ to propose instead social science theory driven analyses that better reflect and reveal the transnational character of government in contemporary Europe.

This series of books will share a common focus and a commitment to detailed, theoretically driven but readable empirical studies. Although authors will differ slightly here, this focus postulates in general that:

  1. Far from being a system composed uniquely of ‘national’ and ‘supranational’ bodies, the government of the EU is enacted by all the public and private practitioners who participate in the construction and institutionalization of ‘European public problems’;
  2. This government is inscribed in a strongly fragmented European polity. However, its fragments –be they sectoral or territorial- seldom map neatly onto the frontiers of the member states;
  3. Integrating this government and polity constitutes a permanent challenge not only for the formulation of European public problems and their treatment (eg. for environmental protection), but also for the legitimation of these processes and the actors they involve (eg. Commission representatives).

The series is edited by Professor Andy Smith, Research Professor at the University of Bordeaux. All proposals for the series should be submitted either to the editor or the publishers.

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Value Politics in the European Union From Market to Culture and Back

Value Politics in the European Union: From Market to Culture and Back

1st Edition

Edited By François Foret, Jana Vargovčíková
June 18, 2021

This book explores what drives value politics and the way in which it redraws political conflict at EU level. Based on case studies and analyses of statistical data, the book shows what the uses and roles of values have been at EU level over the past decades in both market-related policies and in ...

EU Socio-Economic Governance in Central and Eastern Europe The European Semester and National Employment Policies

EU Socio-Economic Governance in Central and Eastern Europe: The European Semester and National Employment Policies

1st Edition

By Mario Munta
April 20, 2021

This book investigates to what extent and how the European Semester impacts on national employment policy in four EU member states of the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. Using an original theoretical and methodological framework, and based on empirical evidence from extensive interviews...

Governance and the European Social Dimension Politics, Power and the Social Deficit in a Post-2010 EU

Governance and the European Social Dimension: Politics, Power and the Social Deficit in a Post-2010 EU

1st Edition

By Paul Copeland
November 28, 2019

Providing a comprehensive and authoritative analyses of the impact of the Eurozone crisis on the European social dimension since 2010 - understood as the European Union’s (EU) competence in employment and social policy - this book focusses on developments in five policy areas (employment,...

Subsidiarity and EU Multilevel Governance Actors, Networks and Agendas

Subsidiarity and EU Multilevel Governance: Actors, Networks and Agendas

1st Edition

By Serafín Pazos-Vidal
February 28, 2019

This book examines the theory and praxis of the legal concept of subsidiarity and the policy paradigm of multilevel governance, providing an updated overview on how subnational and national authorities engage within the EU institutional framework. Providing a theoretical assessment of real-life ...

Decentring European Governance

Decentring European Governance

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Bevir, Ryan Phillips
February 25, 2019

Conforming neither to the hierarchical and bureaucratic organization of the European nation-state nor the anarchical structure of international organizations, the European Union (EU) and its predecessors provide an exemplary site for developing a decentred approach to the study of governance. The ...

Governing Sustainability in the EU From Political Discourse to Policy Practices

Governing Sustainability in the EU: From Political Discourse to Policy Practices

1st Edition

By Ekaterina Domorenok
November 13, 2018

Governing Sustainability in the EU examines the recent novelties in the EU agenda for sustainable development, illustrating how the process of policy change has occurred at different levels, comprising general priorities, specific objectives and policy instruments. The book focuses on the ...

The Mechanisms of Institutional Conflict in the European Union

The Mechanisms of Institutional Conflict in the European Union

1st Edition

By Ludvig Norman
August 14, 2018

How institutional conflicts arise in international political orders and the conditions shaping the outcomes of such conflicts has become the object of considerable contemporary focus. This book considers the dynamics of institutional conflict and institutional change in international ...

Parliaments and the Economic Governance of the European Union Talking Shops or Deliberative Bodies?

Parliaments and the Economic Governance of the European Union: Talking Shops or Deliberative Bodies?

1st Edition

By Aleksandra Maatsch
July 24, 2018

This book analyses how national parliaments and parliamentary parties performed their legislative, representative and control functions during the reform of European economic governance. Focusing on domestic approvals of anti-crisis measures (EFSF, ESM and the Fiscal Compact) in all member states ...

European Values Challenges and Opportunities for EU Governance

European Values: Challenges and Opportunities for EU Governance

1st Edition

Edited By François Foret, Oriane Calligaro
June 18, 2018

Redefinitions of EU borders (enlargements, Brexit), geopolitical challenges (conflicts, migrations, terrorism, environmental risks) and the economic and financial crises have triggered debates on the common values that hold European countries and citizens together, justify public action and ensure ...

Governing Europe in a Globalizing World Neoliberalism and its Alternatives following the 1973 Oil Crisis

Governing Europe in a Globalizing World: Neoliberalism and its Alternatives following the 1973 Oil Crisis

1st Edition

By Laurent Warlouzet
July 27, 2017

The complex relationship between globalization and European integration was largely shaped in the 1970s. During this decade, globalization began, for the first time, to threaten Western European prosperity. Using an innovative approach, the book shows how western Europeans coped with the ...

EU Presidencies between Politics and Administration The Governmentality of the Polish, Danish and Cypriot Trio Presidency in 2011-2012

EU Presidencies between Politics and Administration: The Governmentality of the Polish, Danish and Cypriot Trio Presidency in 2011-2012

1st Edition

By Mads Dagnis Jensen, Peter Nedergaard
January 05, 2017

This book offers the first comprehensive analysis after the Lisbon Treaty came into force of the EU Presidency's impact on national administrations in the Member States of Poland, Denmark and Cyprus before, during and after the Presidency. Placing the practical issues facing officials and ...

Policy change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice How EU institutions matter

Policy change in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: How EU institutions matter

1st Edition

Edited By Florian Trauner, Ariadna Ripoll Servent
November 10, 2016

The EU plays an increasingly important role in issues such as the fight against organised crime and the management of migration flows, transforming the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) into a priority of the EU’s political and legislative agenda. This book investigates whether ...

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