European Politics Catalog 2013

New & Forthcoming Titles

European Union Institutions

  1. The Council of Europe

    Structure, History and Issues in European Politics

    By Martyn Bond

    Series: Global Institutions

    The book provides a succinct and much needed introduction to the Council of Europe from its foundation through the early conventions on human rights and culture to its expansion into the fields of social affairs, environment and education. Founded in 1949 within a month of NATO, the Council of...

    Published November 24th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The Performance of the EU in International Institutions

    Edited by Sebastian Oberthür, Knud Erik Jørgensen, Jamal Shahin

    Series: Journal of European Integration Special Issues

    The Performance of the EU in International Institutions marks one of the first attempts to systematically analyse the subject. It focuses on the role of the EU in decision-making within international organizations and regimes as a major locus of global governance. The book unpacks the concept of EU...

    Published October 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Maastricht Treaty: Second Thoughts after 20 Years

    Edited by Thomas Christiansen, Simon Duke

    Series: Journal of European Integration Special Issues

    The Maastricht Treaty, signed in 1992 and ratified in the following year, is widely seen as a landmark in the evolution of the European Union. It introduced into the treaty framework revolutionary new elements such as the co-decision procedure between the Council and the European Parliament,...

    Published June 6th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Transnational Power Elites

    The New Professionals of Governance, Law and Security

    Edited by Niilo Kauppi, Mikael Rask Madsen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Liberty and Security

    This book argues that European Union institutional mechanics and the EU as a political unit cannot be properly understood without taking into account the elites that make the policy decisions. Spurred by globalisation, technological and economic development has provided the backbone for social and...

    Published February 11th 2013 by Routledge