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.
Transnational Networks and EU International Cooperation: In Pursuit of Effectiveness
Assessing the 2019 European Parliament Elections
The Political Economy of Adjustment Throughout and Beyond the Eurozone Crisis: What Have We Learned?
Refugees, Security and the European Union
The Informal Construction of Europe
Changing Borders in Europe: Exploring the Dynamics of Integration, Differentiation and Self-Determination in the European Union
Parties, Power and Policy-making: From Higher Education to Multinationals in Post-Communist Societies
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...
Sylvia Kritzinger, Carolina Plescia, Kolja Raube, James Wilhelm, Jan Wouters
April 27, 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...
Chien-Huei Wu, Frank Gaenssmantel
December 03, 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...
Stefan Gänzle, Benjamin Leruth, Jarle Trondal
December 03, 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...
Michele Chang, Federico Steinberg, Francisco Torres
August 22, 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...
Sarah Léonard, Christian Kaunert
June 25, 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...
Lennaert van Heumen, Mechthild Roos
January 15, 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...
January 15, 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...
Jacint Jordana, Michael Keating, Axel Marx, Jan Wouters
January 15, 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...
January 08, 2019
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...
Paolo Chiocchetti, Frédéric Allemand
November 28, 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...
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...