• Political Science

Demystifying the European Union

The Enduring Logic of Regional Integration
Author: Roy H. Ginsberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742566927
Category: Political Science
Page: 398
View: 3442
Written by one of the premier scholars on the European Union and hailed as the best undergraduate text on the subject, this book has been thoroughly updated, revised, and streamlined. Clear and comprehensive, it is dedicated to demystifying one of the world's most important and least-understood institutions. Ginsberg begins with the foundation blocks of history, law, economics, and politics to provide the context for understanding integration. He then breaks the EU down into its individual elements so that they easily can be understood on their own, as well as in relation to one another and to the whole. Ensuring that students' knowledge of the EU rests on a solid foundation, the author challenges them to see it as a remarkable experiment in regional cooperation with profound implications for the peaceful resolution of conflict in many of the world's troubled regions.

    • Political Science

The European Union in Global Security

The Politics of Impact
Author: R. Ginsberg,S. Penksa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230367526
Category: Political Science
Page: 270
View: 5485
Does the EU matter in international security? The authors identify and explain the drivers of and brakes to EU foreign security action, offer methods of assessment to ascertain influence, and conclude that the union has become a niche international security provider that has in turn strengthened EU foreign policy.

    • Political Science

International Relations and the European Union


Author: Christopher Hill,Michael Smith,Sophie Vanhoonacker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198737327
Category: Political Science
Page: 584
View: 6697
[International Relations and the European Union] takes a unique approach by incorporating the study of the EU's world role into the wider field of international relations. As the most comprehensive introduction to the EU's international relations written by leading experts in the field, it is the key text for anyone wishing to understand the EU's role in the contemporary world. Beginning with an examination of theoretical frameworks and approaches, the book goes on to address the institutions and processes that surround the EU's international relations. Key policy areas, such as security and trade, are outlined in detail, alongside the EU's relations with specific countries, including the United States, China, India, and Russia. Updates for the third edition include expanded discussions of three key perspectives to provide a rounded picture of the EU's place in the international system: as a sub-system of international relations, as part of the process of international relations, and as a power in its own right.

    • Political Science

EU Security Missions and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


Author: Amr Nasr El-Din
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315312166
Category: Political Science
Page: 178
View: 1043
This book explores and analyses the various factors that affected the formulation of the common EU policy towards the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP), as well as the specifics of the process by which the EU created EUPOL COPPS and EUBAM Rafah. It answers two central questions: firstly, why and how did the EU decide to create and deploy these missions? Secondly, where do these two missions fit into the general EU approach to the conflict in the Middle East? Based on confidential interviews with various actors in the process, uniquely granted to the author, it reveals the mechanics of decision-making behind the scenes and argues that the EU decision to expand its role in the MEPP, through the creation of the two missions, was closely related to the EU’s defined common interests in the Middle East. Further it shows, the missions were, mainly, the result of the EU’s already established approaches to further its role in the international political arena. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of European foreign policy, EU Politics, Middle East politics and studies, foreign policy analysis, and more broadly to international relations.

    • Political Science

Politics in Europe


Author: M. Donald Hancock,Christopher J. Carman,Marjorie Castle,David P. Conradt,Raffaella Y. Nanetti,Robert Leonardi,William Safran,Stephen White
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483323056
Category: Political Science
Page: 832
View: 6199
Thoroughly updated, this sixth edition of Hancock et al.’s Politics in Europe remains an approachable yet rigorous introduction to the region—the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Russia, Poland, and the European Union. Its strong analytic framework and organization, coupled with detailed country coverage written by country experts, ensure that students not only get a robust introduction to each country, but also are able to make meaningful cross-national comparisons. Key updates include the latest in European politics, including recent election results, the content and impact of the Eurozone crisis, the emergence of a new “Nordic model” of welfare capitalism, and coverage of key social and political issues including globalization, terrorism, immigration, gender, religion, and transatlantic relations.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Multilingual Encounters in Europe's Institutional Spaces


Author: Johann W. Unger,Michal Krzyzanowski,Ruth Wodak
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441144846
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
View: 8380
Multilingual encounters have been commonplace in many types of institutions, and have become an essential part of supranational institutions such as the EU since their inception. This volume explores and discusses different ways of researching the discursive dimension of these encounters, and critically examines their relevance to policy, politics and society as a whole. This includes institutions at the local, regional and supranational level. Multilingualism in institutions is currently often seen as an obstacle rather than an opportunity, at least with respect to European public and private spheres. The volume asks: - exactly how is multilingualism conceptualized and talked about in different institutions? - how do different institutions 'deal' with multilingualism, both internally and externally? - what are the policy making rules and challenges for the future for various institutions with respect to multilingualism?

    • Political Science

The United Nations and Changing World Politics


Author: Thomas G. Weiss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429973942
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
View: 6972
This completely revised and updated eighth edition serves as the definitive text for courses in which the United Nations is either the focus or a central component. Built around three critical themes in international relations?peace and security, human rights and humanitarian affairs, and sustainable human development?the eighth edition of The United Nations and Changing World Politics guides students through the seven turbulent decades of UN politics.This new edition is fully revised to incorporate recent developments on the international stage, including new peace operations in Mali and the Central African Republic; ongoing UN efforts to manage the crises in Libya, Syria, and Iraq; the Iran Nuclear Deal; and the new Sustainable Development Goals. The authors discuss how international law frames the controversies at the UN and guides how the UN responds to violence and insecurity, gross violations of human rights, poverty, underdevelopment, and environmental degradation. Students of all levels will learn that the UN is a complex organization, comprised of three interactive entities that cooperate and also compete with each other to define and advance the UN's principles and purposes.

    • World politics

Internationale Politik


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: World politics
Page: N.A
View: 2662

    • Law

Rules for the World

International Organizations in Global Politics
Author: Michael Barnett,Martha Finnemore
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801488238
Category: Law
Page: 226
View: 8856
Provides an innovative perspective on the behavior of international organizations and their effects on global politics.

    • Political Science

European politics

the making of democratic states
Author: Walter C. Opello,Katherine A. R. Opello
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 331
View: 3845
This innovative new text explores the nature of European politics in the context of the origin and institutional development of the European state system.Underlying the analysis are a series of questions:? How did the state, the central element of contemporary European political life, emerge from and eventually triumph over the bewildering multiplicity of competing forms of rule that existed in Europe after the collapse of the Roman Empire?? What explains the development of the common methods for managing their economies, societies, and politics found in contemporary European states?? What are the nature and significance of the integration of European states into the European Union?The authors systematically cover the historical background of the European democratic nation-state; its governing institutions and practices; current efforts to unify the continent; and the challenges posed by circumstances ranging from EU membership to internal ethnonationalist movements to the extensive migration of people within and into Europe. In the concluding chapter, they consider the future of the European state in light of its history, current domestic political realities, and the broad forces of globalization.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The discourse of politics in action

politics as usual
Author: Ruth Wodak
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230018815
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 252
View: 1956
This book is an interdisciplinary study providing first-hand evidence of the everyday lives of politicians; what politicians actually do on the backstage in political organizations. The book offers answers to the widely discussed phenomena of disenchantment with politics and depoliticization.

    • Political Science

International Organizations

The Politics and Processes of Global Governance
Author: Margaret P. Karns,Karen A. Mingst
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 633
View: 4403
Traces the evolving roles of the full range of IGOs, NGOs, state and nonstate actors, norms, rules, and other pieces of global governance. This book contains four issue-based chapters - on peace and security, development, human rights, and the environment. It also examines the elements of global and regional governance that are involved.

    • Law

Five to Rule Them All

The UN Security Council and the Making of the Modern World
Author: David L. Bosco
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195328760
Category: Law
Page: 310
View: 9199
From the Berlin Airlift to the Iraq War, the UN Security Council has stood at the heart of global politics. Part public theater, part smoke-filled backroom, the Council has enjoyed notable successes and suffered ignominious failures, but it has always provided a space for the five great powers to sit down together. Five to Rule Them All tells the inside story of this remarkable diplomatic creation. Drawing on extensive research, including dozens of interviews with serving and former ambassadors on the Council, the book chronicles political battles and personality clashes as it opens the closed doors of its meeting room. What emerges here is a revealing portrait of the most powerful diplomatic body in the world. When the five permanent members are united, David Bosco points out, the Council can wage war, impose blockades, redraw borders, unseat governments, and levy sanctions. There are almost no limits to its authority. Yet the Council exists in a world of realpolitik. Its members are, above all, powerful states with their own diverging interests. Time and again, the Council's performance has dashed the hope that its members would somehow work together to establish a more peaceful world. But if these lofty hopes have been unfulfilled, the Council has still served an invaluable purpose: to prevent conflict between the Great Powers. In this role, the Council has been an unheralded success. As Bosco reminds us, massacres in the Balkans and chaos in Iraq are human tragedies, but conflicts between the world's great powers in the nuclear age would be catastrophic. In this lively, fast-moving, and often humorous narrative, Bosco illuminates the role of the Security Council in the postwar world, making a compelling case for the enduring importance of the five who rule them all.


    • Political Science

Surpassing Realism

The Politics of European Integration since 1945
Author: Mark Gilbert
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 058546877X
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
View: 6823
A second edition of this book is now available. A true global giant, the European Union is a unique confederation of 15 member-states whose collective economic power is second only to that of the United States. Already encompassing 375 million citizens, the EU will soon grow to include a further 10 states from Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean. To understand the future of this remarkable experiment in regional cooperation, we must first trace its past. This engaging text provides a concise political history of European integration from the end of World War II to the present. The "European project" raises fascinating and important questions: How did Europe's states overcome their traditional rivalries and quarrels to build supranational institutions? What were the economic and geopolitical forces that drove them? Which statesmen contributed most to defining the European project? What are the issues that confronted the EU in the last decade and what problems will the EU face as its leaders consider even more advanced forms of political integration? All these questions are addressed by this text, which offers a clear and readable account of the complex historical process by which Europe's unique polity has been built. 2004 update: "A Fiasco But Not a Disaster" by Mark Gilbert, courtesy of World Policy Journal, Vol. 21 (Spring 2004) www.worldpolicy.org

    • Psychology

Human Relationships


Author: Steve Duck
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446229912
Category: Psychology
Page: 312
View: 8878
The Fourth Edition of this highly successful textbook provides a unique and comprehensive introduction to the study and understanding of human relationships. Fresh insights from family studies, developmental psychology, occupational and organizational psychology also combine to bring new perspectives to this thorough survey of the field. Thoroughly updated, with new chapters on: relating difficulty; "small media" technology and relationships, and practical applications, the Fourth Edition offers a fully up-to-date and authoritative review of the field.

    • Political Science

Policies and Policy Processes of the European Union


Author: Laurie Buonanno,Neill Nugent
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137305274
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
View: 1230
This major new text on EU policy-making provides a concise but systematic introduction to the main policy areas in which the EU is active and the way in which EU policy is made, explaining how and why the EU's policy portfolio has developed as it has and the distinctive characteristics of each broad policy area.

    • Law

The Alchemists

Questioning our Faith in Courts as Democracy-Builders
Author: Tom Gerald Daly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108287190
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 9755
Can courts really build democracy in a state emerging from authoritarian rule? This book presents a searching critique of the contemporary global model of democracy-building for post-authoritarian states, arguing that it places excessive reliance on courts. Since 1945, both constitutional courts and international human rights courts have been increasingly perceived as alchemists, capable of transmuting the base materials of a nascent democracy into the gold of a functioning democratic system. By charting the development of this model, and critically analysing the evidence and claims for courts as democracy-builders, this book argues that the decades-long trend toward ever greater reliance on courts is based as much on faith as fact, and can often be counter-productive. Offering a sustained corrective to unrealistic perceptions of courts as democracy-builders, the book points the way toward a much needed rethinking of democracy-building models and a re-evaluation of how we employ courts in this role.

Tragedy of the Euro, The


Author: N.A
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
ISBN: 1610163168
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 2709

    • Political Science

Understanding the European Union

A Concise Introduction
Author: John McCormick
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1137607769
Category: Political Science
Page: 252
View: 6372
This best-selling textbook provides a broad-ranging but concise introduction to the EU, covering all major aspects of European integration. The revised new edition takes full account of the current challenges faced by the EU, including the ongoing difficulties in the eurozone and the rise of euroscepticism, which culminated spectacularly in Brexit.