Democratizing the European Union

Democratizing the European Union

This book offers a fresh approach to the subject by bringing together a diverse range of authors who have been actively involved either in analyzing the activities of the EU or in participating in them.

Author: Catherine Hoskyns

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ISBN: UOM:39015050036030

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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The European Union's "democratic deficit," and ways that might be found to resolve it, are hot issues in both academic debate and practical politics. This book offers a fresh approach to the subject by bringing together a diverse range of authors who have been actively involved either in analyzing the activities of the EU or in participating in them. It goes beyond a primarily institutional approach by highlighting the less obvious barriers to participation experienced by those campaigning for the rights of disadvantaged groups.
Categories: Political Science

The Commonwealth and the European Union in the 21st Century

The Commonwealth and the European Union in the 21st Century

This book was originally published as a special issue of The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs.

Author: Melanie Torrent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317235910

Category: Political Science

Page: 145

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Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union? Is the Commonwealth of Nations still relevant for its very diverse member states, ranging from small island states to Australia and India? In contemporary British politics, both organisations have come under fierce criticism, sometimes leading to hasty assessments of historical experiences and current policies. Given the fact that the United Kingdom, Cyprys and Malta are members of both organisations, and that ‘Brexit’ would have far-ranging consequences much beyond British shores, relations between the EU and the Commonwealth have featured surprisingly rarely in major debates of international policy. This edited volume suggests possible – and even desirable – connections between the two organisations by investing current contacts, fault lines, external critique and outside perspectives. Focusing on soft power, development, humanitarianism and modes of intervention, the authors investigate disputes over international norms and trade patterns. Through global approaches and specific case studies drawn from Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, they demonstrate where opportunities for international cooperation were missed and how useful partnerships might be found. The EU and the Commonwealth are undoubtedly very different organisations but distinctions can provide grounds for meaningful, relevant cooperation. More strategic dialogue between the Commonwealth and the EU, this volume agues, would be a valuable asset for the two international organisations, their member states and their citizens. This book was originally published as a special issue of The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs.
Categories: Political Science

The European Union and Emerging Powers in the 21st Century

The European Union and Emerging Powers in the 21st Century

This book analyses the shifts in the structure of global power and examines the threats and opportunities they bring to Europe.

Author: Sven Biscop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317033103

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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The emergence of new powers fundamentally questions the traditional views on international relations, multilateralism or security as a range of countries now competes for regional and global leadership - economically, politically, technologically and militarily. As the focus of international attention shifts from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the European states in particular are seen to lose influence relative to the emerging economic powerhouses of China, Russia, India and Brazil. European nations find themselves too small to engage meaningfully with these continent-sized powers and, in an increasingly multipolar world are concerned their influence can only continue to decline. This book analyses the shifts in the structure of global power and examines the threats and opportunities they bring to Europe. Leading European Contributors reflect on how the EU can utilise collective strength to engage and compete with rapidly developing nations. They examine perceptions of the EU among the emerging powers and the true meaning and nature of any strategic partnerships negotiated. Finally they explore the shape and structure of the international system in the 21st century and how the EU can contribute to and shape it.
Categories: Political Science

The EU in the 21st Century

The EU in the 21st Century

In the light of Brexit, the migration crisis, and growing scepticism regarding the European integration process, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the most pressing problems facing the European Union in the 21st century.

Author: David Ramiro Troitiño

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030383992

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

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In the light of Brexit, the migration crisis, and growing scepticism regarding the European integration process, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the most pressing problems facing the European Union in the 21st century. Written by experts from various disciplines, the contributions cover a wide range of economic, legal, social and political challenges, including populism, migration, Brexit, and EU defence, foreign policy and enlargements. Each paper includes a historical account, insights into the problems and challenges confronting the EU, and an assessment of the institutions and policy instruments applied by the EU in response. Discussing each of the problems as part of a process – including the historical roots, current situation and potential solutions – the book allows readers to gain an understanding of the European Union as a living project.
Categories: Political Science

Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century

Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century

Turning conventional wisdom on its head, this title sets out a vision for a century in which Europe will dominate, not America. This is the book that should make your mind up about Europe.

Author: Mark Leonard

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: WISC:89085236412

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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Those who believe Europe to be weak and ineffectual are wrong. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, this title sets out a vision for a century in which Europe will dominate, not America. This is the book that should make your mind up about Europe.
Categories: Business & Economics

India and the European Union in the 21st Century

India and the European Union in the 21st Century

Contributed articles presented at an international seminar at West European Studies Division, Centre for American and West European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in November 2001.

Author: Rajendra Kumar Jain

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ISBN: UOM:39015064123014

Category: European Union

Page: 273

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Contributed articles presented at an international seminar at West European Studies Division, Centre for American and West European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in November 2001.
Categories: European Union

Multilateralism in the 21st Century

Multilateralism in the 21st Century

This volume focuses on multilateralism in the 21st century and examines how, and how effectively, the EU delivers on its commitment to effective multilateralism.

Author: Caroline Bouchard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135077280

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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This volume focuses on multilateralism in the 21st century and examines how, and how effectively, the EU delivers on its commitment to effective multilateralism. Presenting results generated by MERCURY, an EU research programme into multilateralism, this book addresses a central research question: does the EU deliver on its commitment to effective multilateralism? Globalisation has created powerful new incentives for states to cooperate and has generated renewed interest in multilateralism. While a large body of work exists on multilateralism as a concept, it continues to be ill-defined and poorly understood. This book sheds new light on 21st century multilateralism by exploring conceptual approaches as well as generating innovative, empirical knowledge on its practice. Research on EU external relations has increasingly focused on the concept of ‘effective multilateralism’. Yet, the application of this concept as a guiding principle of EU foreign policy in non-security policy areas has rarely been examined. This book explores whether the EU is pursuing effective multilateralism in specific policy areas, including trade, climate change and conflict resolution, and distinct geographical and institutional settings, both internal to the EU and in specified regions, international organisations (IOs) and bilateral partnerships. This book offers evidence-based, actionable policy lessons from Europe’s experience in promoting multilateralism. The European Union and Multilateralism in the 21st Century will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, international organizations, and European Union politics and foreign policy.
Categories: Political Science

Security in 21st Century Europe

Security in 21st Century Europe

Andrew Cottey argues that this is a result of two key developments: the emergence of a security community – a zone of peace where war is inconceivable across much of Europe – and the presence of new security threats such as terrorism ...

Author: Andrew Cottey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137006479

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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Europe's traditional problem of war between states is being displaced by a new and equally daunting set of security challenges. While major war within Europe remains unlikely, the 2008 Georgia war and the 2011 Libya war were reminders that violent conflicts are still prevalent on Europe's periphery and can pose major challenges for European governments, NATO and the EU. At the same time, terrorism, nuclear proliferation as well as non-military problems like mass migration and climate change threaten Europe's security. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this leading text provides a systematic assessment of security in contemporary Europe. The book examines the changing character of security and assesses the extent of the threats posed by different challenges, as well as the policy dilemmas involved in responding to these concerns. The nature of security in Europe has been transformed in recent years. Andrew Cottey argues that this is a result of two key developments: the emergence of a security community – a zone of peace where war is inconceivable across much of Europe – and the presence of new security threats such as terrorism and energy dependence. Set in the context of the rising power of non-Western states and the continuing fall-out from the global economic crisis, this text provides a comprehensive analysis of Europe's new security challenges.
Categories: Political Science

European Regions

European Regions

This edited volume asks about the role of regions and regional identity in a European Union that is perhaps struggling more than ever about its future.

Author: Elisabeth Donat

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839450697

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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At the beginning of the 21st century, the EU is facing deep political, social, and economic changes. The benefit of supranational organization is no longer obvious to European citizens and questions of legitimacy have accompanied the EU's development over the last decades. Regions - albeit often deemed »obsolete« - present themselves as stable and reliable partners in this turbulent environment: in being important objects of identification to their citizens, but also relevant political and legal entities in the EU's multilevel governance system. This edited volume asks about the role of regions and regional identity in a European Union that is perhaps struggling more than ever about its future.
Categories: Political Science

Europe s 21st Century Challenge

Europe s 21st Century Challenge

This volume presents the final results of the CHALLENGE research project (The Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security) - a five-year project funded by the Sixth Framework Programme of DG Research of the European Commission.

Author: Didier Bigo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317139058

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This volume presents the final results of the CHALLENGE research project (The Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security) - a five-year project funded by the Sixth Framework Programme of DG Research of the European Commission. The book critically appraises the liberties of citizens and others within the EU, and the different ways in which they are affected by the proliferation of discourses, practices and norms of insecurity enacted in the name of collective and individual safety. It analyses from an interdisciplinary perspective the impacts of new techniques of surveillance and control on the liberty and security of the citizen. The book studies illiberal practices of liberal regimes in the field of security, and the relationship between the internal and external effects of these practices in an increasingly interconnected world, as well as the effects in relation to the place of the EU in world politics.
Categories: Political Science

The EU and the New Trade Bilateralism

The EU and the New Trade Bilateralism

International trade policy, including the trade policies of the European Union (EU), has become controversial in recent years. This book illuminates the politicised process of the EU’s contemporary trade negotiations.

Author: Finn Laursen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429594595

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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International trade policy, including the trade policies of the European Union (EU), has become controversial in recent years. This book illuminates the politicised process of the EU’s contemporary trade negotiations. The book uses the notion of ‘contentious market regulation’ to examine contemporary EU Free-Trade Agreements (FTAs) with industrialised countries: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the USA (TTIP), the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada (CETA), the EU-South Korea Agreement (KOREU), and the EU’s agreement with Japan (EU-Japan). It also analyses cross-cutting issues affecting trade policy, such as business dimensions, social mobilisation, parliamentary assertion, and investment. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Integration.
Categories: Political Science

The European Union and India

The European Union and India

Author: Comissió de les Comunitats Europees. Direcció General de Relacions Exteriors

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ISBN: 9279008404

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Japan and the European Union

Japan and the European Union

This book traces the history of Japan's interaction with the EU and assesses how together they have the potential to offer joint solutions to the problems of the 21st century.

Author: Julie Gilson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312226160

Category: History

Page: 240

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Relations between Japan and the EU rarely hit the headlines, but the changing global geopolitical balance in the 1990s has prompted Japan to reassess its international role and to question the basis upon which its foreign economic policies have rested for the past half century. This book traces the history of Japan's interaction with the EU and assesses how together they have the potential to offer joint solutions to the problems of the 21st century. In examining the development of that cooperation, the book also analyzes the importance of mutual perceptions for creating the right environment in which bilateral relations may prosper.
Categories: History

Parochial Global Europe

Parochial Global Europe

Parochial Global Europe argues that trade policy is composed of multiple, distinct policies.

Author: Alasdair R. Young

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191017094

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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Europe's trade policies matter in global politics. Despite the recent focus on Brazil, India, and particularly China, the European Union remains the world's largest market and trader. Despite its recent economic troubles, Europe remains in a powerful position to shape how globalization is governed. We know surprisingly little about how its trade policy is actually made, because previous works have focused on individual trade policy decisions to the detriment of the 'big picture' of the Union as a trade power. Parochial Global Europe argues that trade policy is composed of multiple, distinct policies. Each presents a distinctive constellation of mobilized societal preferences, pattern of political institutions, and range of government preferences. The balance of economic power between the EU and its trade partner(s) affects the stakes involved. Together these four factors define trade policy sub-systems, which help explain both the EU's objectives and whether it realizes them. The authors advance this argument by analysing the EU's role in the demise of the Doha Round, its use of anti-dumping and pursuit of market access, the trade effects of its single market programme and efforts at regulatory diplomacy, including the launch of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. Parochial Global Europe thus focuses centrally on modern, 21st century trade policy. It also sheds light on the EU as a global actor by analysing its use of trade policy as a tool of foreign policy from promoting development, to encouraging human rights and environmental protection, to punishing security threats.
Categories: Political Science

The European Union and the United States

The European Union and the United States

This major new text by leading authorities takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to the changing relationship between the EU and the US in the 21st century and its historical, global and domestic context.

Author: Steven McGuire

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137119940

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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This major new text by leading authorities takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to the changing relationship between the EU and the US in the 21st century and its historical, global and domestic context. The authors focus on the contrast between the policy convergence and interdependence on the one hand and the intense competition on the other.
Categories: Political Science

EU Development Policy in a Changing World

EU Development Policy in a Changing World

To answer these questions and others, this expertly edited volume draws on analysis from well-known specialists in fields such as public policy and economic development, providing a critical overview of EU development policy and the ...

Author: Andrew Mold

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053569764

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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On many fronts, European Union development policy is at a critical juncture: in the face of new obstacles, the EU has been forced to rethink trade, security, and its relationship with neighbors in North Africa and the Middle East. Contentious questions have centered on the effects of EU expansion, agricultural protectionism, and development-friendly trade policy in the EU and its member nations. To answer these questions and others, this expertly edited volume draws on analysis from well-known specialists in fields such as public policy and economic development, providing a critical overview of EU development policy and the challenges it must confront in an increasingly volatile and changing world.
Categories: Political Science

Trade in the 21st Century

Trade in the 21st Century

This new volume, edited by Bernard M. Hoekman and Ernesto Zedillo, assesses the relevance of the WTO in the context of the rise of China and the United States’ turn toward unilateral protectionism.

Author: Bernard M. Hoekman

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815729051

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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Despite troubled trade negotiations, global trade—and trade policy—will thrive in the twenty-first century, but with a bow to the past. Is the multilateral trading order of the twentieth century a historical artifact? Was the creation of the World Trade Organization in 1995 the high point of multilateral cooperation on trade? This new volume, edited by Bernard M. Hoekman and Ernesto Zedillo, assesses the relevance of the WTO in the context of the rise of China and the United States’ turn toward unilateral protectionism. The contributors adopt a historical perspective to discuss changes in global trade policy trends, adducing lessons from the past to help understand current trade tensions. Topics include responses to U.S. protectionism under the Trump administration, the policy dimensions of trade in services and the rise of the digital economy, how to strengthen the WTO to better negotiate new rules of the game and adjudicate disputes, managing China’s integration into the global trade system, and the implications of global value chains for economic development policies. By reflecting on past episodes of protectionism and how they were resolved, Trade in the 21st Century provides both context and guidance on how trade challenges can be addressed in the coming decades.
Categories: Business & Economics