Ireland, Small Open Economies and European Integration

Lost in Transition

Author: D. Begg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137559608

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 8810

David Begg examines how four small open economies- Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Ireland- have managed the stresses and strains of Europeanisation since the single market came into being, and as fault lines begin to appear within the European integration project. In particular, he drills down into the Irish Polity to see how its institutions have engaged with Europe and how decisions on critical issues like integration, EMU and Social Partnership were reached. He finds that both Ireland and Europe are at a critical juncture for different but interconnected reasons, and identifies the options that are available to them.

The Irish Yearbook of International Law

Author: Fiona de Londras,Siobhán Mullally

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782250972

Category: Law

Page: 254

View: 9622

The Irish Yearbook of International Law is intended to stimulate further research into Ireland's practice in international affairs and foreign policy, filling a gap in existing legal scholarship and assisting in the dissemination of Irish thinking and practice on matters of international law. On an annual basis, the Yearbook presents peer-reviewed academic articles and book reviews on general issues of international law. Designated correspondents provide reports on international law developments in Ireland, Irish practice in international fora and the European Union, and the practice of joint North-South implementation bodies in Ireland. In addition, the Yearbook reproduces documents that reflect Irish practice on contemporary issues of international law. Publication of the Irish Yearbook of International Law makes Irish practice and opinio juris more readily available to Governments, academics and international bodies when determining the content of international law. In providing a forum for the documentation and analysis of North-South relations the Yearbook also makes an important contribution to post-conflict and transitional justice studies internationally. As a matter of editorial policy, the Yearbook seeks to promote a multilateral approach to international affairs, reflecting and reinforcing Ireland's long-standing commitment to multilateralism as a core element of foreign policy.

European Union Economies

A Comparative Study

Author: Richard Bailey,Ian Stone

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 414

View: 4586

Updated regularly every two years this book provides a unique survey of the key features of the national economies that make up the European Union.

The Enlargement and Integration of the European Union

Issues and Strategies

Author: David Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134811055

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 6106

This study addresses many of the key issues raised by the increasing expansion of the EU. Analysing the traditional 'Community method' of espansion and finding many shortcomings with its ability to handle future enlargement, Chris Preston explores: * the past experience of enlargement and the lessons that can be drawn * the impact that enlargement has had on EU policies, institutions and the new member themselves * the likely future developments in the enlargement process Focusing on the Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet countries, this book will be essential reading for students, specialists and practitioners of European Politics.

Ireland and the European Union

Author: Brigid Laffan,Jane O'Mahony

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137048352

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 4975

Recent times have witnessed a dramatic turn around in Ireland's fortunes. From being a poor and peripheral state, it has emerged as a prosperous, dynamic and self-assured player among the nations of Europe. For many, the Irish experience provides a model of the potential rewards of European integration. But, just how far are changes in Irish society the result of EU membership? What difference has the EU made to Ireland and, for that matter, Ireland to the EU? This major new study of Irish-European relations provides a rich account of Ireland's membership of the EU and the impact of the EU on the institutions, policy and economy of Ireland It will be read with benefit by all who want to further understand what Europe means for Ireland and those wanting to learn from Ireland's experience in a comparative context.

Integration, Growth, and Cohesion in an Enlarged European Union

Author: John Bradley,George G. Petrakos,Julia Traistaru

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387228543

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 4145

This book contributes fresh theoretical and empirical evidence on patterns of regional production structures, specialization, regional disparities, convergence and divergence processes and evaluation of cohesion policies in both current and future European Union (EU) member states in the context of increased integration. These subjects are addressed in both individual and cross-country analyses using innovative methodologies. The book is an essential reading for a large audience including researchers and policy makers working in the fields of economic integration, transition economics and regional development. The thirteen contributions brought together in this book are the result of recent research undertaken in the framework of a larger project initiated and coordinated by the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) of the University of Bonn on determinants of regional specialization, growth and convergence in the context of European integration. A number of these papers were presented to a conference on “European integration, regional convergence, location of industrial activity and labour market adjustment” initiated by the Center for European Integration Studies of the University of Bonn and organized jointly with the Center for European Studies of the University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi, Romania. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the European Commission Framework Programme and the Center for European Integration Studies of the University of Bonn.

Living with the European Union

The Northern Ireland Experience

Author: Dennis Kennedy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0333982509

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

View: 9022

The experience of one region over 25 years within the European Union forms the basis of an examination of how the EU impacts on a region's economy, on its society and on its particular problems. In the case of Northern Ireland, inclusion in the European Union has coincided with the most sustained campaign of political terrorism in western Europe.

Poland's way to the European Union

legal aspects

Author: Władysław Czapliński

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788388495717

Category: International and municipal law

Page: 396

View: 4601


Nationality versus Europeanisation

the national view of the nation in four EU countries

Author: Kjell Goldmann,Karin Gilland

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 839


Die Reform der Europäischen Union

Positionen und Perspektiven anlässlich der Regierungskonferenz

Author: Rudolf Hrbek

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: 394

View: 5747


The Changing Political Economies of Small West European Countries

Author: Uwe Becker

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089643311

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 9273

The literature on changing varieties of capitalism concentrates on the big economies, particularly the US, Japan and Germany. This important volume sheds light on the group of smaller European countries that share a high degree of corporatism - Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Most of them have recently been praised as alter native models to the route exemplified by the US. The authors investigate the trajectories of these countries welfare systems, corporate governance, labour markets and industrial relations from about 1990 until the economic crisis in 2008. The volume also tracks their position in the processes of European integration and asks whether their particular brands of capitalism might be a viable candidate for the European socio-economic model.

The Economy of Ireland

policy and performance

Author: John William O'Hagan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780903352307

Category: Ireland

Page: 332

View: 9005


Economic Policy in the European Union

Current Perspectives

Author: Wim Meeusen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Political Science

Page: 254

View: 4851

'This book is a very good consideration of the uncertainties and difficulties involved in the intervention of EU institutions in Europe.' - Dominique Redor, ECSA Review Economic Policy in the European Union analyses the key issues confronting Europe as we enter the 21st century. It focuses mainly on the transition problems linked with the creation of European Monetary Union as well as more specific issues such as social, labour, environmental and science and technology policy.

Justice cooperation in the EU

the creation of a European legal space : reflections on the growing role of the European Union in cooperation in justice and home affairs

Author: Gavin Barrett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781874109334

Category: Emigration and immigration law

Page: 244

View: 8573


Understanding the European Union

Author: William Nicoll,Trevor C. Salmon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Political Science

Page: 572

View: 2588

This is an up-to-date account of how the European Union works, including developments since the introduction of the Treaty on European Union, the modifications introduced since the Treaty of Amsterdam and the preparations for economic and monetary union and enlargement. It focuses on how the EU is structured and operates, and has a review of the nature and operations of the major policies.

Politics in Ireland

convergence and divergence on a two-polity island

Author: Maura Adshead,Jonathan Tonge

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9781403989703

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 8921

This is a major new text on Irish politics written by two leading authorities. Distinctive in providing a comprehensive treatment of Irish politics north and south, it is accessibly written and offers an up-to-date and comprehensive account of institutions, issues and developments.