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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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European Foreign Policy and the Challenges of Balkan Accession Conditionality, legitimacy and compliance

European Foreign Policy and the Challenges of Balkan Accession: Conditionality, legitimacy and compliance

1st Edition

By Gergana Noutcheva
September 16, 2016

The Balkan countries have responded differently to the EU’s conditional offer of membership. This book examines the diverging compliance patterns of the Balkan accession states and asks why some of them have complied substantially, some only partially and others have defied the EU. The book ...

New Security Issues in Northern Europe The Nordic and Baltic States and the ESDP

New Security Issues in Northern Europe: The Nordic and Baltic States and the ESDP

1st Edition

Edited By Clive Archer
May 26, 2016

This volume analyzes the Nordic and Baltic states' relationship with the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). Clive Archer presents a general background to the European Union's ESDP, the strategic situation of Northern Europe, the main security and defence policy issues faced by the states ...

The European Union and South East Europe The Dynamics of Europeanization and Multilevel Governance

The European Union and South East Europe: The Dynamics of Europeanization and Multilevel Governance

1st Edition

By Andrew Geddes, Charles Lees, Andrew Taylor
June 03, 2015

This book explores the interaction of the EU in Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, and Macedonia in three key policy sectors – cohesion, border managements and the environment – and assesses the degree to which the European Union’s engagement with the democracies of South East Europe has promoted ...

Bureaucrats as Law-makers Committee decision-making in the EU Council of Ministers

Bureaucrats as Law-makers: Committee decision-making in the EU Council of Ministers

1st Edition

By Frank M. Häge
November 10, 2014

The Council of Ministers is one of the most powerful institutions of the European Union (EU) and plays a major role in the European policy-making process. Drawing on formal theory and combining quantitative and qualitative methods in an innovative fashion, this book provides novel insights into the...

EU Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management Roles, Institutions, and Policies

EU Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management: Roles, Institutions, and Policies

1st Edition

Edited By Eva Gross, Ana E. Juncos
September 11, 2014

Conflict prevention and crisis management has become a key activity for the EU since the creation of the Common Security and Defence Policy in 1999. The rapid growth of this policy area, as well as the number of missions deployed beyond the EU’s border raise important questions about the ...

European Integration and Transformation in the Western Balkans Europeanization or Business as Usual?

European Integration and Transformation in the Western Balkans: Europeanization or Business as Usual?

1st Edition

Edited By Arolda Elbasani
September 11, 2014

The book investigates the scope and limitations of the transformative power of EU enlargement in the Western Balkans. The extension of EU enlargement policy to the region has generated high expectations that enlargement will regulate democratic institution-building and foster reform, much as it did...

European Union Governance Effectiveness and Legitimacy in European Commission Committees

European Union Governance: Effectiveness and Legitimacy in European Commission Committees

1st Edition

By Karen Heard-Laureote
September 11, 2014

The European Commission has increasingly focused on the benefits it can derive from the greater participation of organized civil society in its role and activities. In the face of general decline in public trust in the institutions of government, it facilitated and encouraged new channels of access...

Europeanization and the European Economic Area Iceland's Participation in the EU's Policy Process

Europeanization and the European Economic Area: Iceland's Participation in the EU's Policy Process

1st Edition

By Johanna Jonsdottir
September 11, 2014

This book examines Europeanization in the European Economic Area (EEA), exploring whether non-member states can have an input into EU decision-making and whether the EU can successfully export its policies within the framework of the EEA. Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, while not EU member ...

Governing Financial Services in the European Union Banking, Securities and Post-Trading

Governing Financial Services in the European Union: Banking, Securities and Post-Trading

1st Edition

By Lucia Quaglia
September 11, 2014

The global financial crisis that reached its peak in late 2008 has brought the importance of financial services regulation and supervision into the spotlight. This book examines the governance of financial services in the EU, asking who governs financial services in the EU, how and why, and ...

The Cultural Politics of Europe European Capitals of Culture and European Union since the 1980s

The Cultural Politics of Europe: European Capitals of Culture and European Union since the 1980s

1st Edition

Edited By Kiran Klaus Patel
September 11, 2014

Culture is one of the most complex and contested fields of European integration. This book analyzes EU cultural politics since their emergence in the 1980s with a particular focus on the European Capital of Culture program, the flagship of EU cultural policy. It discusses both the central as well ...

The European Parliament’s Committees National Party Influence and Legislative Empowerment

The European Parliament’s Committees: National Party Influence and Legislative Empowerment

1st Edition

By Richard Whitaker
September 11, 2014

This book analyzes the development of the European Parliament’s (EP) committees and their relationship with national political parties in the light of the EP’s increased legislative role over the last three decades. The book argues that national parties have a greater incentive to care about what ...

The European Union, Civil Society and Conflict

The European Union, Civil Society and Conflict

1st Edition

Edited By Nathalie Tocci
September 11, 2014

Until recently, the European Union tended to view violent mass conflicts predominantly through the lens of negotiations between conflict leaders and powerful external actors. Today, the EU has begun to recognize the imperative of understanding and influencing developments on the ground in conflict ...

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