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Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies


About the Series

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 Informal Construction of Europe

The Informal Construction of Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Lennaert van Heumen, Mechthild Roos
January 14, 2019

Informal dimensions of European integration have received limited academic attention to date, despite their historical and contemporary importance. Particularly studies in European integration history, while frequently mentioning informal processes, have as yet rarely conceptualised the study of ...

Citizenship, Nation-building and Identity in the EU The Contribution of Erasmus Student Mobility

Citizenship, Nation-building and Identity in the EU: The Contribution of Erasmus Student Mobility

1st Edition

By Cherry James
January 02, 2019

With Brexit looming, a major issue facing UK Higher Education is whether the UK will be able to stay in the Erasmus Programme. This book sits at the intersection of three main interrelated themes - EU citizenship, the current state of the university in Europe, and student mobility - as they play ...

Parties, Power and Policy-making From Higher Education to Multinationals in Post-Communist Societies

Parties, Power and Policy-making: From Higher Education to Multinationals in Post-Communist Societies

1st Edition

By Silvana Tarlea
December 19, 2018

This book explains the conditions under which political parties in government were able to influence economic growth in post-communist European countries. It highlights higher education and international investment as the two essentially related areas that have been steered by governments. The ...

Competitiveness and Solidarity in the European Union Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Competitiveness and Solidarity in the European Union: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Paolo Chiocchetti, Frédéric Allemand
November 22, 2018

Starting in the 1980s, competitive pressures and the ideology of competitiveness have shaken and transformed traditional models of development, public policy, and governance in Europe. This edited book carries out a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and innovative analysis of the relationship ...

Russia’s Impact on EU Policy Transfer to the Post-Soviet Space The Contested Neighborhood

Russia’s Impact on EU Policy Transfer to the Post-Soviet Space: The Contested Neighborhood

1st Edition

By Esther Ademmer
August 14, 2018

Russia's impact on EU policy transfer to the post-Soviet space has not been as negative as often perceived. EU policies have traveled to countries and issue areas, in which the dependence on Russia is high and Russian foreign policy is increasingly assertive. This book explores Russia's impact on ...

The Democratisation of EU International Relations Through EU Law

The Democratisation of EU International Relations Through EU Law

1st Edition

Edited By Juan Santos Vara, Soledad Rodríguez Sánchez-Tabernero
August 10, 2018

Since the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, key improvements have occurred in the democratisation of EU international relations through the increased powers of the European Parliament. Nevertheless, a comprehensive legal analysis of the new developments in democratic control of EU external ...

Commercial Realism and EU Trade Policy Competing for Economic Power in Asia and the Americas

Commercial Realism and EU Trade Policy: Competing for Economic Power in Asia and the Americas

1st Edition

By Katharina L. Meissner
June 05, 2018

The European Union (EU) is at the forefront of engaging in external trade relations outside of the World Trade Organization (WTO) with entire regions and economic powerhouses. Understanding why and how the EU engages in one of the most active fields of external relations is crucial. This book fills...

EU Human Rights and Democratization Policies Achievements and Challenges

EU Human Rights and Democratization Policies: Achievements and Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Felipe Gómez Isa, Cristina Churruca Muguruza, Jan Wouters
May 10, 2018

Though the EU has tried to place human rights and democracy at the heart of its external action, there are serious concerns about its capacity to have a significant impact on the situation of human rights and human rights defenders as well as on the democratization processes taking place in ...

Euroscepticism as a Transnational and Pan-European Phenomenon The Emergence of a New Sphere of Opposition

Euroscepticism as a Transnational and Pan-European Phenomenon: The Emergence of a New Sphere of Opposition

1st Edition

Edited By John FitzGibbon, Benjamin Leruth, Nick Startin
April 25, 2018

As the EU enters an increasingly uncertain phase after the 2016 Brexit referendum, Euroscepticism continues to become an increasingly embedded phenomenon within party systems, non-party groups and within the media. Yet, academic literature has paid little attention to the emergence of, and ...

Power Politics, Banking Union and EMU Adjusting Europe to Germany

Power Politics, Banking Union and EMU: Adjusting Europe to Germany

1st Edition

By Shawn Donnelly
April 06, 2018

This book examines the politics of Banking Union and EMU reform in the EU, and draws lessons for what it means for international politics, both in Europe, and for international relations more broadly. It demonstrates that most of the reforms in Europe to break free of the Eurozone and banking ...

The Contested Diplomacy of the European External Action Service Inception, Establishment and Consolidation

The Contested Diplomacy of the European External Action Service: Inception, Establishment and Consolidation

1st Edition

By Jost-Henrik Morgenstern-Pomorski
March 19, 2018

The creation of the European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU’s new diplomatic body, was accompanied by high expectations for improving the way Europe would deal with foreign policy. However, observers of its first years of operation have come to the opposite conclusion. This book explains ...

Core-periphery Relations in the European Union Power and Conflict in a Dualist Political Economy

Core-periphery Relations in the European Union: Power and Conflict in a Dualist Political Economy

1st Edition

Edited By José M. Magone, Brigid Laffan, Christian Schweiger
February 05, 2018

Successive Enlargements to the European Union membership have transformed it into an economically, politically and culturally heterogeneous body with distinct vulnerabilities in its multi-level governance. This book analyses core-periphery relations to highlight the growing cleavage, and potential...

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