With a Foreword by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani. This book sheds light on the political dynamics within the EU member states and contributes to the discussions about Europe.
Author: Michael Kaeding
Category: Political Science
With a Foreword by the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani. This book sheds light on the political dynamics within the EU member states and contributes to the discussions about Europe. Authors from all member states as well as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey assess how their country could get more involved in the European debate, taking the reader on a journey through various political landscapes and different views. The chapters cover issues ranging from a perceived lack of ambition at the periphery to a careful balancing act between diverse standpoints at the geographical centre. Yet, discussions share common features such as the anxiety regarding national sovereignty, the migration and border discourse, security concerns as well as the obvious need to regain trust and create policies that work. The book contributes vigorously to the debate about Europe in all capitals and every corner of the continent, because this is where its future will be decided.
This book examines the role of public opinion in the European integration process, and provides a systematic insight into how people's European integration attitudes are structured, how they vary, and how they have very different ...
Author: Catherine E. De Vries
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The European Union (EU) is facing one of the rockiest periods in its existence. No time in its history has it looked so economically fragile, so unsecure about how to protect its borders, so divided over how to tackle the crisis of legitimacy facing its institutions, and so under assault ofEurosceptic parties. The unprecedented levels of integration in recent decades have led to increased public contestation, yet at the same the EU is more reliant on public support for its continued legitimacy than ever before. This book examines the role of public opinion in the European integration process. It develops a novel theory of public opinion that stresses the deep interconnectedness between people's views about European and national politics, and suggests that public opinion cannot simply be characterized aseither Eurosceptic or not, but rather consists of different types. This is important because these types coincide with fundamentally different views about the way the EU should be reformed and which policy priorities should be pursued. These types also have very different consequences for behaviourin elections and referenda. Euroscepticism is such a diverse phenomenon because the Eurozone crisis has exacerbated the structural imbalances within the EU. As the economic and political fates of member states diverged, people's experiences with and evaluations of the EU and national political systems also grew further apart.The heterogeneity in public preferences that this book has uncovered makes a one-size-fits-all approach to addressing Euroscepticism unlikely to be successful.
Framing its argument through the critical theory of the Frankfurt School, this volume will attract readers interested in political and social philosophy, collective memory studies, European studies, international relations and contemporary ...
Author: Peter J. Verovsek
Publisher: Melland Schill Guidebooks (Per
This book examines the role of collective memory in the origins and development of the European Union. It traces Europe's political, economic and financial crisis to the loss of these memories of the rupture of 1945. In order to survive the EU will have to prove that it can act effectively in the face of future challenges.
As head of the Dutch Archaeological Service, Willem Willems is uniquely in touch with the movement towards greater archaeological cooperation in Europe.
Author: W. J. H. Willems
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
As head of the Dutch Archaeological Service, Willem Willems is uniquely in touch with the movement towards greater archaeological cooperation in Europe. As political borders lose their importance, archaeology is forced into the forefront of the quest for a new cultural identity to reflect both the unity and heterogenity of European society. With extensive references to European legislation and community programmes Dr Willems sets out his controversial vision of a pan-European coordinating body for archaeological research and heritage management in the 21st century. Professional archaeologists cannot afford to ignore this authoritative vision of a centrally-organised future.
This fifth volume is devoted to Europeans and the future of Europe. Several special Eurobarometer surveys about “Future of Europe” have been conducted in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
The Standard Eurobarometer survey 89 was carried out between 13 and 28 March 2018 in 34 countries and territories: the 28 Member States of the European Union, the five candidate countries (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania) and the Turkish Cypriot Community in the part of the country not controlled by the government of the Republic of Cyprus. The full Standard Eurobarometer 89 survey report consists of several volumes. The first volume presents the results of the general questions on the state of public opinion in the European Union, and economic issues in the European Union. Four other volumes present the views of Europeans on the following subjects: the European Union’s priorities, the budget of the European Union, European citizenship and Europeans and the future of Europe. This fifth volume is devoted to Europeans and the future of Europe. Several special Eurobarometer surveys about “Future of Europe” have been conducted in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017. This report can be considered as the eighth one of the series and presents a snapshot of the way Europeans perceive the EU and its future direction. The first chapter of this report considers citizen’s views of the EU’s present circumstances – including their opinions about the EU’s main assets – and its main challenges. The second chapter focusses on life in the EU – whether Europeans are happy, and whether they have benefited from a number of the EU’s achievements. In the final chapter, the focus shifts to Europe’s future. A range of topics are covered, including the prospects for young people in the Europe of the future, whether there should be more or less EU-level decision-making, and the factors that would be most helpful for Europe’s future. The methodology used is that of the Standard Eurobarometer surveys carried out by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Media monitoring, media analysis and Eurobarometer” Unit). It is the same for all countries and territories covered in the survey. A technical note concerning the interviews conducted by the member institutes of the TNS Opinion and Social network is annexed to this report. It also specifies the confidence intervals.
Ten distinguished observers confront the pervasive attack on the moral and cultural achievements of European civilization, and reflect on the fate of EuropeOs legacy.
Author: Michael Kramer
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
Ten distinguished observers confront the pervasive attack on the moral and cultural achievements of European civilization, and reflect on the fate of EuropeOs legacy. OCaustic and convincing...a thought-provoking collection of essays.O NNorman Davies, Wall Street Journal.
The Future of Europe focuses on the main policy areas where European leaders must take decisions over the coming years.
Author: Peter Coffey
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
Category: Business & Economics
This provocative and thoughtful book critically examines the major issues facing Europe today and makes policy proposals for the future.The Future of Europe focuses on the main policy areas where European leaders must take decisions over the coming years. The issues discussed include the EC's policies for enlargement, greater depth, economic and monetary integration, foreign affairs, defence and citizenship rights. The author, Peter Coffey, offers a considered assessment of the move towards European integration, praising the achievements but also expressing concern about the lack of democratic control in the EC and its inability to co-ordinate its economic, monetary and foreign policies. European union, he argues, must be a selective coming together - a Europe à la carte - if the rights of the individual are to be reconciled with the necessity of creating a common front in selected critically important areas.Written in an accessible and informative style, this key policy book introduces students, teachers and others to the central economic, social and political issues facing present-day Europe.
Author: Antonina Bakardjieva EngelbrektPublish On: 2019-09-05
They are not detailed blueprints or policy prescriptions. Likewise, they deliberately make no mention of legal or institutional processes – the form will follow the function. This book takes the current state of the Union seriously.
Author: Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The European Union is at a crossroads. Slowly recovering from a series of financial and economic crises, with trust fundamentally shaken by processes of disaggregation and increasingly nationalist politics, it is searching for new visions that are at once inspiring and workable. In its White Paper of 1 March 2017, the Commission proposed five non-exclusive options for the Future of Europe. As put by the Commission, the five scenarios are illustrative in nature to provoke thinking. They are not detailed blueprints or policy prescriptions. Likewise, they deliberately make no mention of legal or institutional processes – the form will follow the function. This book takes the current state of the Union seriously. However, it aims to debate not only the political vision of Europe, but also the issue of legal integration beyond Brexit. Apart from addressing the institutional challenges for the EU, the contributions to this volume focus on two key areas: rule of law and security. Rule of law and security are not only paradigmatic for the future of Europe but are also closely connected to a particular vision of Europe based on 'integration through law'; a vision that has been strongly contested in recent years. The overarching question is: how can sustainable political and legal integration be achieved in Europe? The volume builds on a conference organised by the Swedish Network for European Legal Studies in November 2017 and includes chapters by leading scholars in the field from the Nordic countries and wider Europe.
Tracing NATO's formative years, its Cold War development, and its post-Cold War evolution, Sean Kay draws on his policy experience in Brussels and Washington to provide unique insights into contemporary policy challenges, including NATO's ...
Author: Sean Kay
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Tracing NATO's formative years, its Cold War development, and its post-Cold War evolution, Sean Kay draws on his policy experience in Brussels and Washington to provide unique insights into contemporary policy challenges, including NATO's outreach to the East and its Partnership for Peace, peacekeeping and the future of the Balkans, enlargement and the role of Russia in Europe, NATO's internal military adaptation, and the future of the transatlantic relationship. Kay argues that although NATO has evolved to some degree, it remains an institution dependent upon the United States with uncertain long-term prospects for playing a constructive role in Europe. Indeed, the author shows that if not implemented carefully, NATO enlargement may actually decrease rather than increase stability in the region.
Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: H. Wilson Harris
Publisher: Hesperides Press
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Unless Europe takes action soon, its further economic and political decline is almost inevitable, economists Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi write in this provocative book.
Author: Alberto Alesina
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Business & Economics
A provocative argument that unless Europe takes serious action soon, its economic and political decline is unavoidable, and a clear statement of the steps Europe must take before it's too late. Unless Europe takes action soon, its further economic and political decline is almost inevitable, economists Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi write in this provocative book. Without comprehensive reform, continental Western Europe's overprotected, overregulated economies will continue to slow—and its political influence will become negligible. This doesn't mean that Italy, Germany, France, and other now-prosperous countries will become poor; their standard of living will remain comfortable. But they will become largely irrelevant on the world scene. In The Future of Europe, Alesina and Giavazzi (themselves Europeans) outline the steps that Europe must take to prevent its economic and political eclipse. Europe, the authors say, has much to learn from the market liberalism of America. Europeans work less and vacation more than Americans; they value job stability and security above all. Americans, Alesina and Giavazzi argue, work harder and longer and are more willing to endure the ups and downs of a market economy. Europeans prize their welfare states; Americans abhor government spending. America is a melting pot; European countries—witness the November 2005 unrest in France—have trouble absorbing their immigrant populations. If Europe is to arrest its decline, Alesina and Giavazzi warn, it needs to adopt something closer to the American free-market model for dealing with these issues. Alesina and Giavazzi's prescriptions for how Europe should handle worker productivity, labor market regulation, globalization, support for higher education and technology research, fiscal policy, and its multiethnic societies are sure to stir controversy, as will their eye-opening view of the European Union and the euro. But their wake-up call will ring loud and clear for anyone concerned about the future of Europe and the global economy.
De-regulation has in fact often led to greater emphasis on agreed rules of the game in such areas as telecommunications and standards. The book embodies the results of much recent research at the Science Policy Research Unit.
Author: Christopher Freeman
Publisher: Thomson Learning
Category: Business & Economics
The critical technological issues facing Europe in the 1990s are addressed by the contributors. They assess the strengths and weaknesses of European technology and industry in comparison with Japan and the USA and considers the regulatory problems related to market structures and environmental protection. De-regulation has in fact often led to greater emphasis on agreed rules of the game in such areas as telecommunications and standards. The book embodies the results of much recent research at the Science Policy Research Unit.
Author: Ireneusz Pawel KarolewskiPublish On: 2012-08-21
This book shines new light on the political system of the European Union (EU) by focusing on civic resources as a keystone of the EU’s ability to sustain.
Author: Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski
Category: Political Science
This book shines new light on the political system of the European Union (EU) by focusing on civic resources as a keystone of the EU’s ability to sustain. Less-tangible resources such as trust, solidarity, mutual recognition and citizens’ social and political participation have been, until now, largely ignored in the research on European integration. Due to the fundamental changes to the EU in recent years and the challenges ahead, European citizens have become increasingly critical of a long-lasting unification process in Europe. This volume theoretically and empirically examines how the European citizens themselves may contribute to the long-term effectiveness, legitimacy and endurance of the EU. This book aims to examine the issues associated with the utilization of civic resources by the EU, and the ability of European citizens to develop transnational civic resources. Expert contributors in the field develop a framework to understand and explore the potential of citizens in the uncertain future of the EU. Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union will be of interest to students and scholars of European Politics and European Union Studies.
Author: Gregory F. TrevertonPublish On: 2014-07-14
These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.
Author: Gregory F. Treverton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Political Science
Gregory Treverton reviews the significant episodes in Europe's history after World War II, emphasizing America's preoccupation with Europe and the decisive effect of U.S. foreign policy on European security and economic arrangements during the postwar years. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.