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Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

Series Editor: Mark Pollack, Tanja Borzel, Federica Bicchi

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 26 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 August 22nd 2014 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 August 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 August 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. European Union Intergovernmental Conferences

    Domestic preference formation, transgovernmental networks and the dynamics of compromise

    By Paul W. Thurner, Franz Urban Pappi

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    This book provides a detailed examination of the complex negotiation processes surrounding intergovernmental conferences in the European Union. Since the Treaty of Amsterdam (1997) and its ‘appendix’, the Treaty of Nice in 2002, any reform of the constitutional framework of the European Union...

    Published October 19th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Minority Nationalist Parties and European Integration

    A comparative study

    By Anwen Elias

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    Different survey-based and case study research has shown that, since the 1980s, minority nationalist parties have become increasingly supportive of European integration. However, this account of minority nationalist party attitudes towards Europe is problematic in several respects. This book makes...

    Published September 13th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Political Economy of State-Business Relations in Europe

    Interest Mediation, Capitalism and EU Policy Making

    By Rainer Eising

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    The delegation of policy-competencies to the European Union has changed the context in which national actors form their interests and represent them. Shaping European markets and societies, EU regulation has important effects in the member states. This book analyses how business interest...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge

  7. European Integration and Transformation in the Western Balkans

    Europeanization or Business as Usual?

    Edited by Arolda Elbasani

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    The book investigates the scope and limitations of the transformative power of EU enlargement in the Western Balkans. The extension of EU enlargement policy to the region has generated high expectations that enlargement will regulate democratic institution-building and foster reform, much as it did...

    Published March 18th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Europeanization and the European Economic Area

    Iceland's Participation in the EU's Policy Process

    By Johanna Jonsdottir

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    This book examines Europeanization in the European Economic Area (EEA), exploring whether non-member states can have an input into EU decision-making and whether the EU can successfully export its policies within the framework of the EEA. Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, while not EU member...

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Cultural Politics of Europe

    European Capitals of Culture and European Union since the 1980s

    Edited by Kiran Klaus Patel

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    Culture is one of the most complex and contested fields of European integration. This book analyzes EU cultural politics since their emergence in the 1980s with a particular focus on the European Capital of Culture program, the flagship of EU cultural policy. It discusses both the central as well...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The European Union as a Leader in International Climate Change Politics

    Edited by Rüdiger Wurzel, James Connelly

    Series: Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies

    Climate change poses one of the biggest challenges facing humankind. The European Union (EU) has developed into a leader in international climate change politics although it was originally set up as a ‘leaderless Europe’ in which decision-making powers are spread amongst EU institutional, member...

    Published May 30th 2012 by Routledge