European Union History Products

  • Promoting National Priorities in EU Foreign Policy

    The Czech Republic’s Foreign Policy in the EU

    By Tomas Weiss

    How do smaller member states promote their interests in EU foreign policy and external relations? EU membership can be seen to affect member states’ foreign policy in two ways, either by restricting national policies or empowering states in a challenging global environment. There is a general…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02 
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • The European Parliament and its International Relations

    Edited by Stelios Stavridis, Daniela Irrera

    Following the Lisbon Treaty, the powers of the European Parliament in external relations have gradually expanded and it is increasingly influencing the foreign policy of the European Union. This book analyses the role of the European Parliament as an international actor and presents a new debate…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • Personal Diplomacy in the EU

    Political Leadership and Critical Junctures of European Integration

    By Roland Vogt

    At a time when the economic troubles and bailouts of Greece and other European economies are casting significant doubt on the future viability of the Eurozone and the EU, it is crucial to examine the origins of the political will and leadership that is necessary to move the integration process…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • The Differentiated Politicisation of European Governance

    Edited by Pieter de Wilde, Anna Leupold, Henning Schmidtke

    This book on the differentiated politicisation of European governance provides an overview of research on the growing salience of EU governance, polarisation of opinion and expansion of actors and audiences engaged in monitoring and influencing EU affairs in the national context. The contributors…

    Hardback – 2016-09-21
    West European Politics

  • Europe Anti-Power

    Ressentiment and Exceptionalism in EU Debate

    By Michael Loriaux

    The EU seeks to define a role for itself in power politics while remaining firm in its rejection of power politics. In order to make power compatible with the European project, EU debate has appended a number of progressive adjectives to the word "power," adjectives like "civilian" and "normative,"…

    Hardback – 2016-06-14

  • The History of European Integration

    A new perspective

    By Ivan T. Berend

    The foundation of the European Union was one of the most important historical events in the second half of the 20th century. In order to fully appreciate the modern state of the EU, it is crucial to understand the history of European integration. This accessible overview differs from other studies…

    Paperback – 2016-06-02

  • 1989 as a Political World Event

    Democracy, Europe and the New International System in the Age of Globalization

    Edited by Jacques Rupnik

    This book is not about the events of 1989, but about 1989 as a world event. Starting with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet bloc it examines the historical significance and the world brought about by 1989. When the Cold War ended in Europe it ushered in a world in which…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
    Global Order Studies

  • The Maastricht Treaty: Second Thoughts after 20 Years

    Edited by Thomas Christiansen, Simon Duke

    The Maastricht Treaty, signed in 1992 and ratified in the following year, is widely seen as a landmark in the evolution of the European Union. It introduced into the treaty framework revolutionary new elements such as the co-decision procedure between the Council and the European Parliament,…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Journal of European Integration Special Issues

  • Speaking With a Single Voice

    The EU as an effective actor in global governance?

    Edited by Eugénia da Conceição-Heldt, Sophie Meunier

    Under what conditions does the internal cohesiveness of the European Union determine its external effectiveness on the world stage? This book asks this question, investigating the frequent political assumption that the more cohesive the EU presents itself to the world, the more effective it is in…

    Hardback – 2015-01-26
    Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

  • Constraints and Adjustments in British Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Leifer

    This book, first published in 1972, offers a detailed analysis of the post-war formulation of foreign policy, as Britain sought to detach itself from its imperialist past and moved towards a European future. The contributors – all experts in their fields – together provide a comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2014-12-04
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Origins of Energy and Environmental Policy in Europe

    The Beginnings of a European Environmental Conscience

    By Thomas C. Hoerber

    This book examines the development of a European environmental conscience through successive steps of European integration in energy policy. In the 1960s-70s, the world was slowly beginning to realise that environment degradation was not sustainable. With phenomena such as acid rain, it became…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Environmental Politics

  • The Western European Union

    International Politics Between Alliance and Integration

    By Sally Rohan

    This full-term study of the Western European Union (WEU) brings to life the history of Europe’s search for a co-operative security and defence order, from its post World War II origins to the present day. Establishing the WEU as a support organization, designed to promote the two security "ideas"…

    Hardback – 2014-08-04
    British Politics and Society

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