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Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

Series Editor: Federica Bicchi, Mark Pollack, Tanja Börzel

The primary objective of the new Contemporary European Studies series is to provide a research outlet for scholars of European Studies from all disciplines. The series publishes important scholarly works and aims to forge for itself an international reputation.

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1-10 of 28 results in Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies
  1. The European Union and South East Europe

    The Dynamics of Europeanization and Multilevel Governance

    By Andrew Geddes, Charles Lees, Andrew Taylor

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    This book explores the interaction of the EU in Greece, Slovenia, Croatia, and Macedonia in three key policy sectors – cohesion, border managements and the environment – and assesses the degree to which the European Union’s engagement with the democracies of South East Europe has promoted...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Bureaucrats as Law-makers

    Committee decision-making in the EU Council of Ministers

    By Frank M. Häge

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    The Council of Ministers is one of the most powerful institutions of the European Union (EU) and plays a major role in the European policy-making process. Drawing on formal theory and combining quantitative and qualitative methods in an innovative fashion, this book provides novel insights into the...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Transnationalization and Regulatory Change in the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood

    Ukraine between Brussels and Moscow

    By Julia Langbein

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    Regulatory reforms in the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood countries are not as sluggish as often perceived. Rule enforcement is happening despite the presence of domestic veto players who favour the status quo, the lack of EU membership perspective and the presence of Russia as an alternative governance...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. European Union Constitutionalism in Crisis

    By Nicole Scicluna

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    Several years after the first Greek bailout, the integration project of the European Union faces an interlocking set of political, economic, legal and social challenges that go to the very core of its existence. Austerity is the order of the day, and citizens in both debtor and creditor states...

    Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. European Foreign Policy and the Challenges of Balkan Accession

    Conditionality, legitimacy and compliance

    By Gergana Noutcheva

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    The Balkan countries have responded differently to the EU’s conditional offer of membership. This book examines the diverging compliance patterns of the Balkan accession states and asks why some of them have complied substantially, some only partially and others have defied the EU. The book...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Governing Financial Services in the European Union

    Banking, Securities and Post-Trading

    By Lucia Quaglia

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    The global financial crisis that reached its peak in late 2008 has brought the importance of financial services regulation and supervision into the spotlight. This book examines the governance of financial services in the EU, asking who governs financial services in the EU, how and why, and...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. European Union Governance

    Effectiveness and Legitimacy in European Commission Committees

    By Karen Heard-Laureote

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    The European Commission has increasingly focused on the benefits it can derive from the greater participation of organized civil society in its role and activities. In the face of general decline in public trust in the institutions of government, it facilitated and encouraged new channels of access...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. EU Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management

    Roles, Institutions, and Policies

    Edited by Eva Gross, Ana E. Juncos

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    Conflict prevention and crisis management has become a key activity for the EU since the creation of the Common Security and Defence Policy in 1999. The rapid growth of this policy area, as well as the number of missions deployed beyond the EU’s border raise important questions about the...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The European Parliament’s Committees

    National Party Influence and Legislative Empowerment

    By Richard Whitaker

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    This book analyzes the development of the European Parliament’s (EP) committees and their relationship with national political parties in the light of the EP’s increased legislative role over the last three decades. The book argues that national parties have a greater incentive to care about what...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The European Union, Civil Society and Conflict

    Edited by Nathalie Tocci

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    Until recently, the European Union tended to view violent mass conflicts predominantly through the lens of negotiations between conflict leaders and powerful external actors. Today, the EU has begun to recognize the imperative of understanding and influencing developments on the ground in conflict...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge