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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 Union Intergovernmental Conferences Domestic preference formation, transgovernmental networks and the dynamics of compromise

European Union Intergovernmental Conferences: Domestic preference formation, transgovernmental networks and the dynamics of compromise

1st Edition

By Paul W. Thurner, Franz Urban Pappi
October 14, 2013

This book provides a detailed examination of the complex negotiation processes surrounding intergovernmental conferences in the European Union. Since the Treaty of Amsterdam (1997) and its ‘appendix’, the Treaty of Nice in 2002, any reform of the constitutional framework of the European Union ...

Minority Nationalist Parties and European Integration A comparative study

Minority Nationalist Parties and European Integration: A comparative study

1st Edition

By Anwen Elias
September 11, 2013

Different survey-based and case study research has shown that, since the 1980s, minority nationalist parties have become increasingly supportive of European integration. However, this account of minority nationalist party attitudes towards Europe is problematic in several respects. This book makes ...

The Political Economy of State-Business Relations in Europe Interest Mediation, Capitalism and EU Policy Making

The Political Economy of State-Business Relations in Europe: Interest Mediation, Capitalism and EU Policy Making

1st Edition

By Rainer Eising
April 12, 2013

The delegation of policy-competencies to the European Union has changed the context in which national actors form their interests and represent them. Shaping European markets and societies, EU regulation has important effects in the member states. This book analyses how business interest ...

The European Union as a Leader in International Climate Change Politics

The European Union as a Leader in International Climate Change Politics

1st Edition

Edited By Rüdiger Wurzel, James Connelly
May 30, 2012

Climate change poses one of the biggest challenges facing humankind. The European Union (EU) has developed into a leader in international climate change politics although it was originally set up as a ‘leaderless Europe’ in which decision-making powers are spread amongst EU institutional, member ...

The European Union and International Development The Politics of Foreign Aid

The European Union and International Development: The Politics of Foreign Aid

1st Edition

By Maurizio Carbone
February 02, 2011

The European Union is a leading actor in international development, providing more than half of the world’s foreign aid, but also a unique case, combining the characteristics of a bilateral and a multilateral donor. Despite the general acknowledgment that policy coordination substantially improves ...

The European Union and the Asia-Pacific Media, Public and Elite Perceptions of the EU

The European Union and the Asia-Pacific: Media, Public and Elite Perceptions of the EU

1st Edition

Edited By Natalia Chaban, Martin Holland
February 02, 2011

A central problem for the European Union is said to be that of the "politics of identity". Within this, the concept of the EU’s international identity requires exploration in terms of how it is both constructed and represented globally. To address this issue, this book identifies measures and ...

The History of the European Union Origins of a Trans- and Supranational Polity 1950-72

The History of the European Union: Origins of a Trans- and Supranational Polity 1950-72

1st Edition

Edited By Wolfram Kaiser, Brigitte Leucht, Morten Rasmussen
February 02, 2011

This book radically re-conceptualises the origins of the European Union as a trans- and supranational polity as it emerged between the Schuman Plan of May 1950 and the first enlargement of the European Communities at the start of 1973. Drawing upon social science theories and debates as well as ...

Diversity in Europe Dilemnas of differential treatment in theory and practice

Diversity in Europe: Dilemnas of differential treatment in theory and practice

1st Edition

Edited By Gideon Calder, Emanuela Ceva
January 18, 2011

From bans on religious symbols in public spaces, to the provision of abortion by doctors, recent cases across Europe have highlighted acute dilemmas about how best to respond to the claims of individuals or groups feeling that their values or beliefs are not treated fairly by the law. Diversity in...

European Governmentality The Liberal Drift of Multilevel Governance

European Governmentality: The Liberal Drift of Multilevel Governance

1st Edition

By Richard Münch
July 21, 2010

This book contributes to the literature on the change of governance in the context of its European multilevel organization. The integration of Europe is a process of fundamental social change: a process of constructing a European society and of deconstructing the national societies. Münch ...

Central Banking Governance in the European Union A Comparative Analysis

Central Banking Governance in the European Union: A Comparative Analysis

1st Edition

By Lucia Quaglia
June 04, 2010

This book fills a gap in academic literature on the politics and public policy aspects of central banking in Europe, by conducting a theoretically-informed and empirically-grounded analysis of central banking governance before and after the establishment of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). ...

International Actors, Democratization and the Rule of Law Anchoring Democracy?

International Actors, Democratization and the Rule of Law: Anchoring Democracy?

1st Edition

Edited By Amichai Magen, Leonardo Morlino
June 05, 2009

Do external factors facilitate or hamper domestic democratic development? Do international actors influence the development of greater civil and political freedom, democratic accountability, equality, responsiveness and the rule of law in domestic systems? How should we conceptualize, identify and ...

The EU and Conflict Resolution Promoting Peace in the Backyard

The EU and Conflict Resolution: Promoting Peace in the Backyard

1st Edition

By Nathalie Tocci
April 09, 2009

Through the study of five ethno-political conflicts lying on or just beyond Europe's borders, this book analyzes the impact and effectiveness of EU foreign policy on conflict resolution. Conflict resolution features strongly as an objective of the European Union's foreign policy. In promoting this...

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