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Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies


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The Contemporary European Studies Series is an outlet for the publication of first-rate research in European Union Studies. The series primarily publishes research monographs but will also consider proposals for research-driven and thematic edited volumes. Although predominantly a Politics/IR and Law series, the series editors are keen to encourage approaches that are interdisciplinary. CES seeks to publish excellent material from both established and new scholars.

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The Politics of Legitimation in the European Union Legitimacy Recovered?

The Politics of Legitimation in the European Union: Legitimacy Recovered?

1st Edition

Edited By Christopher Lord, Peter Bursens, Dirk De Bièvre, Jarle Trondal, Ramses A. Wessel
April 14, 2022

This book examines and investigates the legitimacy of the European Union by acknowledging the importance of variation across actors, institutions, audiences, and context. Case studies reveal how different actors have contributed to the politics of (re)legitimating the European Union in response to...

The Choice for Banking Union Power, Politics and the Trap of Credible Commitments

The Choice for Banking Union: Power, Politics and the Trap of Credible Commitments

1st Edition

By Elena Ríos Camacho
December 31, 2021

This book explains why the European Union (EU) Member States – in response to the euro crisis – agreed to establish banking union, despite previous objections, and why they chose its hybrid institutional design. Analysing its establishment from 2012 to 2020, the book offers a comprehensive view of...

Parliamentary Agency and Regional Integration in Europe and Beyond The Logic of Regional Parliaments

Parliamentary Agency and Regional Integration in Europe and Beyond: The Logic of Regional Parliaments

1st Edition

By Bruno Theodoro Luciano
August 18, 2021

This comparative book analyses the development of regional integration parliaments in three different continents of the world. It assesses and compares the expansion and current stage of institutional development of three regional assemblies – the European Parliament, the Pan-African Parliament ...

European Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and Power

European Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and Power

1st Edition

By Bart M.J. Szewczyk
December 24, 2020

This book shows how the EU’s dual sovereignty–legitimacy problem can be resolved through the political concept of European citizenship, which can serve both to define the scope of European sovereignty and to justify EU power beyond national democracy. It reconceptualizes the EU’s legitimacy ...

Financial Accountability in the European Union Institutions, Policy and Practice

Financial Accountability in the European Union: Institutions, Policy and Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Stephenson, María-Luisa Sánchez-Barrueco, Hartmut Aden
November 20, 2020

This book offers comprehensive coverage of various aspects of financial accountability around the EU budget – how it is spent via policies, how institutions engage in checking policy performance (what taxpayers’ money actually delivers), and therein, the issues of monitoring, controlling, auditing,...

Transnational Networks and EU International Cooperation In Pursuit of Effectiveness

Transnational Networks and EU International Cooperation: In Pursuit of Effectiveness

1st Edition

By Sebastian Steingass
October 05, 2020

This book provides a timely evaluation of the EU’s ability to act internationally and coordinate policy in a time when it also seeks to meet shifting demands of international cooperation. These include global sustainable development, the challenge of multilateralism and the changing geopolitical ...

Assessing the 2019 European Parliament Elections

Assessing the 2019 European Parliament Elections

1st Edition

Edited By Sylvia Kritzinger, Carolina Plescia, Kolja Raube, James Wilhelm, Jan Wouters
April 28, 2020

Informed by and against the backdrop of the 2019 European Parliament (EP) elections, this innovative book provides a critical assessment of where Europe stands in terms of the quest to achieve democratic legitimacy. Since the 2014 EP elections, the European Union (EU) has experienced multiple ...

Differentiated Integration and Disintegration in a Post-Brexit Era

Differentiated Integration and Disintegration in a Post-Brexit Era

1st Edition

Edited By Stefan Gänzle, Benjamin Leruth, Jarle Trondal
December 02, 2019

Assessing the consequences of Brexit on EU policies, institutions and members, this book discusses the significance of differentiation for the future of European integration. This book theoretically examines differentiated integration and disintegration, focuses on how this process affects key ...

Law and Diplomacy in the Management of EU–Asia Trade and Investment Relations

Law and Diplomacy in the Management of EU–Asia Trade and Investment Relations

1st Edition

Edited By Chien-Huei Wu, Frank Gaenssmantel
December 02, 2019

This volume fills a gap in the literature regarding questions around the interactive dynamics between law and diplomacy on international trade and investment. It brings together lawyers and political scientists from Europe and Asia in an interdisciplinary effort at tracing the respective roles of ...

The Political Economy of Adjustment Throughout and Beyond the Eurozone Crisis What Have We Learned?

The Political Economy of Adjustment Throughout and Beyond the Eurozone Crisis: What Have We Learned?

1st Edition

Edited By Michele Chang, Federico Steinberg, Francisco Torres
August 19, 2019

This volume focuses on the aftermath of the euro crisis and whether the reforms have brought about lasting changes to the economic and political structures of the crisis countries or if the changes were short-term and easily abandoned post-bailout and post-recovery. Starting with an analysis of ...

Refugees, Security and the European Union

Refugees, Security and the European Union

1st Edition

By Sarah Léonard, Christian Kaunert
July 11, 2019

This book analyses the extent and the modalities of the securitization of asylum-seekers and refugees in the EU. It argues that the development of the EU asylum policy, far from 'securitizing' asylum-seekers and refugees, has led to the strengthening and codification of several rights for ...

Changing Borders in Europe Exploring the Dynamics of Integration, Differentiation and Self-Determination in the European Union

Changing Borders in Europe: Exploring the Dynamics of Integration, Differentiation and Self-Determination in the European Union

1st Edition

Edited By Jacint Jordana, Michael Keating, Axel Marx, Jan Wouters
January 14, 2019

Changing Borders in Europe focuses on the territorial dimension of the European Union. It examines the transformation of state sovereignty within the EU, the emergence of varied self-determination claims, and the existence of a tailor-made architecture of functional borders, established by multiple...

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