Performance, Policy, Power
While the EU has championed "effective multilateralism" and experienced a dramatic internal reform process to improve its performance in external relations, broader multilateral processes have also undergone dramatic change. This handbook addresses the increasingly contested issue of profound...
Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge
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,...
Published July 17th 2012 by Routledge
Parties for Europe, Parties against Europe
In a moment where the EU is facing an important number of challenges, there is growing interest in understanding how parties influence the way Europe evolves as a political issue, notably how parties structure domestic competition over European issues and they mobilise sentiments in referenda over...
Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge
Although political conversations on European integration are common, they are not part of existing explanations for attitude formation on the EU. This book examines the impact of social interactions, specifically interpersonal and informal discussions, on shaping individuals’ views on European...
Published June 16th 2013 by Routledge
This comparative study examines what kinds of societal forces shape European relationships towards democratic political life in contemporary Europe. Drawing on data from the European Social Survey (ESS), the book develops a theoretical perspective on the relationship between social structure and...
Published November 8th 2012 by Routledge
While the Lisbon treaty was meant to clarify the European Union’s role and political identity, it remains a challenge for politicians and decision-makers to define. Rethinking Democracy and the European Union looks at both the concept of the EU as a political system, and analyses the meaning and...
Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge
Contesting the Constitution in the Mass Media
This book examines how mass media debates have contributed to the politicization of the European Union. The public controversies over the EU’s attempted Constitution-making (and its failure) sowed the seeds for a process of politicization that has advanced ever since: an increasing visibility for...
Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge
Technocracy in Disguise?
This book examines the democratic legitimacy of the European Union (EU) and evaluates the democratic credentials of the EU’s main decision-making procedure. It finds that though there is potential for democratic decision-making in the EU, the actual process is dominated by technocrats and secret...
Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge
The manner in which time is institutionalized is critical to how a political system works. Terms, time budgets and time horizons of collective and individual political actors; rights over timing, sequencing and speed in decision-making; and the temporal properties of policy matter to the...
Published February 6th 2012 by Routledge
Quiet Diplomacy and its Limits
This book provides the first detailed reconstruction and assessment of the EU’s responses to human rights violations in China from 1995 to the present day. It provides new insights into the EU’s internal debate on the merits of its quiet human rights diplomacy and, where relevant, also compares the...
To Be Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge
Democracy, Europe and the New International System in the Age of Globalization
Series: Global Order Studies
This book is not about the events of 1989, but about 1989 as a world event. Starting with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet bloc it examines the historical significance and the world brought about by 1989. When the Cold War ended in Europe it ushered in a world in which...
Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge
Series: Routledge/GARNET series
This book examines how the European Union (EU) is perceived beyond its borders in the US; the Middle East: Israel, Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Iran; Russia; China; India; Brazil and South Africa. The book also analyses the main perceptions of the EU in some key international institutions,...
Published March 13th 2011 by Routledge
Lessons from EU Studies and Comparative Politics
Series: West European Politics
Interest organizations have always assumed a prominent place in European politics because they link states with citizens, institutionalize the resolution of social conflicts, regulate important sectors of the economy and society, contribute to workable policy outcomes and socialize members into...
Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge