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Making The European Polity

Author : Erik Oddvar Eriksen
ISBN : 9781134229499
Genre : Political Science
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Today’s Europe is marked by an amazing pace of integration. The European Union now consists of twenty five member states, however there is confusion and disagreement about its future design. Making The European Polity investigates how the European Union should develop and organize itself and offers a reflexive approach to integration based on the theory of communicative action. It conceives of the EU as a law based supranational polity lacking the identity of a people as well as the coercive means of a state and argues that it is a polity with an organized capacity to act, but no sole apex of authority. Making an important contribution to the theoretical discussions on the EU, these contributors explore a range of issues including legitimacy, post-national democracy and integration and provide in-depth analyses of social and tax policy, foreign policy, identity formation, the reform process and the constitutional effects of enlargement. This book will appeal to all political scientists and particularly to students and researchers of European Politics.

The Crisis Of The European Union

Author : Andreas Grimmel
ISBN : 9781315443669
Genre : Political Science
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The European integration project currently faces profound political, economic, legal, and societal challenges. These challenges seem increasingly to overburden the European Union as well as the cohesion among the Member States, and therefore pose a serious threat to the integration project. The EU faces a major task in coping with this situation and it is one that calls for new approaches and ideas This book addresses the major challenges confronting the EU, analyses the consequences for the integration project, and develops fresh perspectives on the EU’s future prospects for coping with the most debated, current and upcoming issues, such as the rise of Euroscepticism or the contested idea of an ‘ever-closer union’. Renowned experts in European Studies from the fields of political science, law, economics and sociology provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the different dimensions of the EU’s crisis-laden situation and question whether the EU’s existing problem-solving mechanisms and methods are sufficient to address the imminent tasks. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of EU Politics, European Politics, European Governance, and more broadly European law, history and the wider social sciences.

Democratising The Eu From Below

Author : Ulrike Liebert
ISBN : 9781317152958
Genre : Political Science
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For the European Union of the 21st century, the search for sustainable prosperity and stability includes the challenge of reconciling democratic ideals and practices with the construction of a European constitutional order. From the 2001 Laeken Summit to the 2009 Lisbon Treaty and beyond EU leaders have repeatedly set out to bring citizens closer to EU governance by making it more democratic and effective yet several national ratification referendums have shown that publics are divided about whether and why to endorse or veto complex EU reform packages imposed from the top down. Despite these limitations people do effectively engage in the making of a European polity. By initiating national court proceedings active citizens are promoting fundamental European rights in Member States' practices. As party members they contribute to shaping mass media communication about, and national publics' understanding of, European political alternatives. As civil society activists citizens help build social networks for contesting certain EU reforms or advocating others. Last but not least, as voters in national and European elections they choose between competing party visions, and national parliamentary stances regarding the role of democratic citizenship. This original contribution to the debate about democratic citizenship vis-à-vis the challenges of economic globalization and European political integration presents critical explorations of different fields of direct, representative, participatory and deliberative democratic citizenship practices that affect the transformation of Europe.

Democratic Decision Making In The Eu

Author : Anne Elizabeth Stie
ISBN : 9781135125479
Genre : Political Science
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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 meetings. The book assesses and discusses the conditions for democratic input in decision-making with five empirical chapters each addressing the ordinary legislative procedure from different dimensions: democratic deliberative forums, inclusion, openness, power neutralising mechanisms and decision-making capacity. The analytical framework provides for an in-depth assessment of the ordinary legislative procedure’s potential democratic qualities and examines whether it fulfils democratic criteria, how the procedure works in practice and whether it has the necessary democratic clout. The author provides both a theoretical discussion and an empirical assessment of what role the principle of democracy could play in the EU. Filling a gap in EU legislative studies and contributing to the debate on the European democratic deficit, Democratic Decision-making in the EU will be of interest to students and scholars of European Union politics, legislative studies and deliberative democracy.

Making The European Polity Reflexive Polity Building And Post National Integration 1 Reflexive Integration In Europe 2 Reflexive Constitution Making And Transnational 3 On The Political Theory Of The Euro Polity 4 Public Discourse Identity And The Problem Of Democratic Legitimacy

Author : Erik Oddvar Eriksen
ISBN : 0415429609
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Rethinking Democracy And The European Union

Author : Erik Oddvar Eriksen
ISBN : 9781136490897
Genre : Political Science
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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 status of democracy in Europe today. This book draws upon leading scholars and practitioners from the RECON project (Reconstituting Democracy in Europe) to frame and analyse a range of institutional realms and policy fields, including constitutionalisation, representative developments, gender politics, civil society and public sphere, identity, and security and globalisation. Drawing together these strands, the book questions whether EU politics require a new theory of democracy, and evaluates the relationship between union and state, and the possible future of post-national democracy. Lucid and accessible, this book is at the forefront of the intellectual debate over the character of the EU, presenting research, theory and analysis on a critical political issue of our time. Rethinking Democracy and the European Union will be of interest to students and scholars of democracy, European Union politics and international relations.

Subject Guide To Books In Print

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Author : Mark Leonard
ISBN : 9789960546353
Genre : Business & Economics
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مخطئون الذين يعتقدون أن أوروبا ضعيفة وغير فاعلة، فقد قلب مارك ليونارد، الذي هو واحد من أكبر المفكرين في بريطانيا القناعة رأساً على عقب، وجادل بأن أوروبا تعيد صياغة العالم على صورتها. تبدو أوروبا ميتة إذا ما نظر إليها بعيون أمريكية، لكن بالمقابل -كما يرى المؤلف- فإن أمريكا باعها محدود وقاصر؛ وبوسع أمريكا أن ترشو وتُخوف لا بل أن تفرض إرادتها على أي بقعة في العالم، لكن ما إن تدير ظهرها للذين استخدمت معهم هذه الوسائل حتى تتضاءل قوتها وتأفل. أما أوروبا فإنها على عكس أمريكا باعها طويل وقوي وقيمها تنتشر من ألبانيا في القارة الأوروبية حتى زامبيا في إفريقيا، وتجذب أوروبا دولاً أخرى إلى مدارها ولا تُعرِّف نفسها بالمقارنة مع أضدادها من الدول، لكن ما إن تقع تلك الدول تحت تأثير قوانينها وأعرافها حتى تتغير دفعة واحدة وللأبد. يضعنا هذا الكتاب أمام تحد بأن ننظر إلى أوروبا ليس كإخطبوط من البيروقراطية والتنظيمات، إنما ننظر إليها كنموذج ثوري للمستقبل؛ ليس بمقدورنا أن ننسى بأن أوروبا قد تأسست لحمايتنا من الحرب، وأنها المفتاح الذي يفتح الباب أمام الديمقراطية للانتشار. يشرح كتاب -لماذا سيكون القرن الواحد والعشرون قرنا أوروبيا- موقع أوروبا في العالم، ويراجع الماضي ويُنظِّر للمستقبل، ويؤكد في دفاعه عن أوروبا أنها قادرة على صياغة عالم جديد وأفضل. العبيكان للنشر

External Debt Statistics

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ISBN : 9781451949810
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This Guide provides clear, up-to-date guidance on the concepts, definitions, and classifications of the gross external debt of the public and private sectors, and on the sources, compilation techniques, and analytical uses of these data. The Guide supersedes the previous international guidance on external debt statistics available in External Debt: Definition, Statistical Coverage, and Methodology (known as the Gray Book), 1988. The Guide’s conceptual framework derives from the System of National Accounts 1993 and the fifth edition of the IMF’s Balance of Payments Manual (1993). Preparation of the Guide was undertaken by an Inter-Agency Task Force on Finance Statistics, chaired by the IMF and involving representatives from the Bank for International Settlements, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the European Central Bank, Eurostat, the OECD, the Paris Club Secretariat, UNCTAD, and the World Bank.

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