Theorizing European Integration

Author: Dimitris N. Chryssochoou
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134073740
Release Date: 2008-10-02
Genre: Political Science

Fully revised and updated throughout, Theorizing European Integration 2nd edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical study of European integration. Combining perspectives from international relations, comparative politics and social and political theory, Dimitris N. Chryssochoou offers a complete overview of the many competing approaches that have sought to capture and explain the evolving political nature of the European Union (EU) and its qualitative transition from a union of states to a polity in its own right. Contemporary issues, themes and theories addressed include: the different uses and current state of EU theorizing statecentric accounts of integration and their critics new normative challenges to the study of the EU the political dynamics of European treaty reform new forms of democracy, citizenship and governance the limits and possibilities of EU constitutionalism interdisciplinary understandings of EU polityhood the introduction of a theory of organized synarchy the transformations of state sovereignty in late modern Europe.

Theorizing European Space Policy

Author: Thomas C. Hoerber
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498521314
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Genre: Political Science

Theorizing European Space Policy is the latest contribution to the growing debate on space policy and its role in the European integration process. This book approaches space policy from the discipline of European studies and analyzes European integration through the lenses of political science, history, economics, and international relations.

The European Union

Author: Ingeborg Toemmel
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137427540
Release Date: 2014-09-22
Genre: Political Science

This new introduction to the European Union is distinguished by its focus on the evolution and functioning of the political system of the EU and how best to understand and theorise its often contradictory and multifaceted nature and the dynamics of European integration.

The Choice for Europe

Author: Andrew Moravcsik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134215348
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

The creation of the European Union arguably ranks among the most extraordinary achievements in modern world politics. Observers disagree, however, about the reasons why European governments have chosen to co- ordinate core economic policies and surrender sovereign perogatives. This text analyzes the history of the region's movement toward economic and political union. Do these unifying steps demonstrate the pre-eminence of national security concerns, the power of federalist ideals, the skill of political entrepreneurs like Jean Monnet and Jacques Delors, or the triumph of technocratic planning? Moravcsik rejects such views. Economic interdependence has been, he maintains, the primary force compelling these democracies to move in this surprising direction. Politicians rationally pursued national economic advantage through the exploitation of asymmetrical interdependence and the manipulation of institutional commitments.

Theorizing European Societies

Author: Marinus Ossewaarde
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137368218
Release Date: 2013-08-21
Genre: Social Science

Explores key sociological concepts and theory in relation to European crises, identity, inequality and social order. It offers a firm understanding of the modernization of Europe and everyday European life, while not neglecting the historical context. Essential reading for students of sociology in European contexts.

Theorizing Internal Security in the European Union

Author: Raphael Bossong
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198739487
Release Date: 2016-10-27
Genre:

The book provides an essential primer and reference book for researching one of the most central areas of EU integration over the last twenty years, namely cooperation in matters of internal security. This area ranges from the fight against international terrorism to migration and border security, and has trigged strongly divergent views on the legitimacy of security policies and the respective role of public authorities beyond the nation state. Some of the mostdistinguished scholars in the field are, for the first time, assembled in this single volume and provide an authoritative overview of major theoretical perspectives on EU internal security cooperation.

The Social Construction of Europe

Author: Thomas Christiansen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 076197265X
Release Date: 2001-06-01
Genre: Political Science

This book is the first to systematically introduce and apply a social constructivist perspective to the study of European integration. Social constructivism is carefully located in terms of its philosophical and methodological origins. The wider debates and contribution of constructivist approaches to international relations are reviewed, and the insights that might then be afforded to European studies fully explored. Highlights include: new theoretical contributions to the debate by Ernst B. Haas, Andrew Moravcsik and Steve Smith; research on key aspects of European integration and EU governance applying a variety of constructivist approaches. The Social Construction of Europe provides new and important in

Routledge Handbook of the Economics of European Integration

Author: Harald Badinger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317751977
Release Date: 2015-10-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Routledge Handbook of the Economics of European Integration provides readers with a brief but comprehensive overview of topics related to the process of European integration in the post-World War II period. Its short chapters reflect the most up-to-date and concise research, written by a collective of experts on their own subjects. The aim of this book is twofold. Firstly, the text illustrates the broad and diverse range of issues associated with European integration, and lastly, the key approaches and findings are summarised. Since institutional integration in Europe is an ongoing process, with possibly frequent and sometimes rapid changes, the chapters are intended to focus on the key features of the economic analyses of these topics. A wide and diverse set of economic issues is of direct relevance for European integration. These topics cover various fields, ranging from the history of the European Economic and Monetary Union, EU Trade Policy and the stability of international trade, single market issues over fiscal, monetary and other policies, the crisis that faces the Euro area, and institutions such as EU Council of Ministers. Not surprisingly, many of these issues have also been analysed from a European perspective. This handbook is designed to provide students, researchers, the public and policy makers with ready and accessible knowledge of issues related to European integration and will provide the definitive overview of research in the area.

Theorizing Foreign Policy in a Globalized World

Author: Knud Erik Jørgensen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137431912
Release Date: 2015-04-29
Genre: Political Science

In this collection of refreshing and provocative essays, the contributors to Theorizing Foreign Policy in a Globalized World reflect on the game-changing political impact of globalization, outlining the situation as it currently stands and suggesting strategies for analyzing foreign policy and global governance.

Theorising Integration and Assimilation

Author: Jens Schneider
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317979289
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Genre: Social Science

Theorising Integration and Assimilation discusses the current theories of integration and assimilation, particularly those focused on the native-born children of immigrants, the second generation. Using empirical research to challenge many of the dominant perspectives on the assimilation of immigrants and their children in the western world in political and media discourse, the book covers a wide range of topics including: transatlantic perspectives and a focus on the lessons to be mutually learnt from American and European approaches to integration and assimilation rich empirical data on the assimilation/integration of second generations in various contexts a new theoretical approach to integration processes in urban settings on both sides of the Atlantic This volume brings together leading scholars in Migration and Integration Studies to provide a summary of the central theories in this area. It will be an important introduction for scholars, researchers and students of Migration, Integration, and Ethnic Studies. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

A Political Theory of Identity in European Integration

Author: Catherine Guisan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136599118
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Political Science

This book provides a theoretical and historical examination of the speech and deeds of European founders. Using a fresh and innovative approach, this monograph connects political theory with concrete political practices based on empirical evidence, and theorizes the internal process of European reconciliations as it has been experienced by those involved. The book draws upon over 100 interviews, memoirs, autobiographies and essays of elite and grassroot actors across the history of the European Union, from the founding of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1950-2 to the 2010 financial crisis. It introduces the reader to major contemporary Western political thinkers, Hannah Arendt, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor and Paul Ricoeur, and examines how their theories develop the interpretation of political phenomena such as European integration. As one of the first studies of EU memories, this approach opens a unique window of analysis to view the development of the European community, and makes a fascinating contribution to our understanding of the political tradition born of 60 years of European integration. A Political Theory of Identity in European Integration: Memory and Policies will be of strong interest to students and scholars of European politics, contemporary democratic theory and EU studies.

European Identity Revisited

Author: Viktoria Kaina
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317502395
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: Political Science

It has been argued that the emergence of a European collective identity would help overcome growing disparity caused by the increasing diversity of today’s European Union, with 28 member states and more than 500 million people. Research on European integration is facing the pressing question of what holds ‘Europe’ together in times of crisis, growing distributional conflict and instability in its neighbourhood. This book departs from the ideas of group cohesion in the EU, and reflects on the newest dynamics and practices of European identity. Whilst applying innovative qualitative, quantitative and experimental research methods and an interdisciplinary approach, this volume looks at a variety of issues such as European citizenship, mobility of European citizens, space-based identities, dual identities, student identity and value-sharing. In doing so, this volume presents new perspectives on this complex and dynamic subject and points to potential solutions both in the academic discourse and the political practice of the EU. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of European integration, European studies, international relations, citizenship studies, political sociology as well as more broadly in the social sciences.

The End of European Integration

Author: Paul Graham Taylor
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415431057
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

This book provides an innovative examination of the European Union as it departs from its path of integration. Indeed, so far has it departed that it could be described as having entered a new reality. The original reality was that captured in the evocative phrase in its founding agreement, the Treaty of Rome, that it should be an ever-closer union of peoples. Largely that was the path followed until the 1990s, but by the early twenty-first century there have been signs that it is turning into an ordinary international organization in which there is little overriding sense of purpose. This book discusses the indications of this development and explains why it happened only a decade or so after a peak of popular enthusiasm in the early 1990s. The question was whether the EU would become less important for the member states, as seemed to be the case for the British, or whether the German pattern, in which the EU remained important, would prevail. This book concludes that the former is more likely in part because of problems with the policies of the European Union and its conduct, but more specifically because of the current prevailing political culture in Western Europe. Paul Taylor warns that the current problems are underestimated and that there is the risk of casually throwing away the considerable achievements of the integration process. The End of European Integration will be of interest to all those with an interest in European integration, whether for or against. It will also interest students of European studies, European politics, and politics and international relations in general.

The SAGE Handbook of European Union Politics

Author: Knud Erik Jørgensen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446206492
Release Date: 2007-01-03
Genre: Political Science

'This volume is one to which anyone trying to make sense of the EU of the early 21st century will return again and again. A terrific line-up that combines diverse talents from North America and Europe. Few books of this kind could live up to the billing 'definitive benchmark', but this one certainly does' - John Peterson, University of Edinburgh 'A most useful book that can be highly recommended. A strong analytical framework coupled with unparalleled coverage of the major issues of the political science research of the EU makes this volume a formidable tool for teaching and a significant input to new scholarly research. It is both relatively sophisticated and very accessible to graduate students and advanced researchers. The clear writing style and the richness of information presented will certainly make this book interesting for non-academic readers' - Igor Vidacak, Institute for International Relations, Zagreb - Journal of Common Market Studies 'An admirably comprehensive source book for those interested in how the tools of political science inspire EU area studies. The editors enlist leading researchers to synthesize the state of the art in their field of expertise. The Handbook of European Union Politics will be an indispensable intellectual resource for researchers, teachers, and graduate students of the European Union' - Liesbet Hooghe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA 'Presents an excellent overview of political science research on the EU. It finds the right balance between establishing the state of the art and pointing the reader to theoretical diversity. Highly recommended for advanced students and scholars looking for quick and solid orientation in a fragmented field - and for new ideas for research' - Frank Schimmelfennig, ETH Zurich, Switzerland 'This is a milestone in the study of EU politics. The authors include the most knowledgeable practitioners in the field, and collectively they provide a comprehensive and highly competent overview of the state of theory and research on EU institutions, politics and policies' - Fritz Scharpf, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany The European Union (EU) poses quite profound questions for scholars and students of the social and political sciences. This benchmark handbook is designed to: - provide an authoritative state-of-the art guide to the scope of the field suitable for both established scholars and students of the EU - reflect and contribute to the debates about the nature of the field of EU studies and EU politics in particular - explore in detail the development of the many approaches to the study of EU politics. Divided into four sections, the Handbook focuses on theorizing European integration; the EU as polity; politics and policy making in the EU; and the EU and the international system. Its appeal will reside not only in its comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the field, but also in the quality of its contributors, and the diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches included. The resulting volume is a 'must have' for all scholars and advanced students of the EU and European integration.