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The Geopolitics Of Euro Atlantic Integration

Author : Anders Wivel
ISBN : 9781134457632
Genre : Political Science
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No set of international relations is as thoroughly analyzed, commented on, taken apart and critiqued as the ties between Europe and the United States. A period of post-Cold War integration has been buffeted by trade disputes, economic strife and differences in prosecuting the fight against global terrorism. Now for the first time there is an accessible and theory-based analysis of European foreign policies in the post-Cold War era. The authors argue that EU- and NATO-mediated geopolitics prevails in most of Europe, but that raw geopolitics tends to pop up at the fringes of this thoroughly institutionalized area. Moreover, the effects of past geopolitics persist in the collective memories of several states and compete with contemporary geopolitics in their policy formulations. Focusing on the post-Cold War era, The Geopolitics of Euro-Atlantic Integration includes analyses of the Benelux, Nordic and Baltic countries, Central and East European countries and those in Southern Europe. This geographical range was made possible through contributions by leading European scholars and area experts. The coherence of this edited collection is facilitated by constellation theory, a new geopolitical theory explaining European foreign policies in a comparative perspective. Scenarios for the future of Europe are formulated as well as perspectives for the constellation theory when applied to other parts of the world. Of interest to political scientists, observers, academics and students, this is an invaluable guide to post-Cold War European relations.

Small States In Europe

Author : Robert Steinmetz
ISBN : 0754677826
Genre : Political Science
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The effects of recent institutional change within the European Union on small states have often been overlooked. Taking a number of small states as case studies, this innovative and sophisticated book offers an accessible, coherent and informative analysis of contemporary and future foreign policy challenges facing small states in Europe.

Romania And The European Union

Author : Dimitris Papadimitriou
ISBN : 9781134191079
Genre : Political Science
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This book explores the dynamics behind Romania’s relationship with the European Union from the collapse of the Ceaucescu regime in 1989, to its recent accession to the EU in 2007. As a completely up-to-date and detailed study, it identifies key developments in EU-Romania relations, as well as the challenges Romania faced in its efforts move from the margins of the European integration to EU membership. In so doing, the analysis contributes to wider debates about the dynamics underpinning EU enlargement. Moreover, the book reveals the consequences and limits of Europeanization. Romania and the European Union analyses: the impact of integration on the consolidation of democracy in Romania; the country’s economic development, in accordance with the EU’s Copenhagen criterion - the need for acceding states to possess a ‘functioning market economy’; the process of macroeconomic reform; the reform of its public administration; the country’s efforts in implementing the EU’s acquis in the areas of justice and home affairs –a focal point in the accession negotiations given Romania’s geographical location, and its vulnerability as a major transit point for illegal migration and trafficking into the EU – and securing its external borders; the EU’s role in promoting reform as well as the limits of EU influence the obstacles Romania has had to overcome in meeting the demanding pre-requisites of accession to the EU. This book identifies the EU’s role in promoting reform, but equally the limits of EU influence. It reveals the obstacles Romania has had to overcome in meeting the demanding pre-requisites of accession to the EU.

European Union And The Making Of A Wider Northern Europe

Author : Pami Aalto
ISBN : 9781134162307
Genre : Political Science
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This book is the first comprehensive study of how and why the European Union has enlarged to become northern Europe’s leading power. Pami Aalto presents a new approach to the under-theorized field of EU foreign policy studies, showing how, since 1990, the EU has enlarged to include Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, and also incorporated the former East Germany. He also examines how this northern expansion has led the EU to reflect on relations with Russia and its north-western regions. This unique study includes: a fresh approach to the under-theorized field of EU foreign policy key empirical material, including hundreds of documents, interviews and field experiments in-depth case studies of relations between the EU, Nordic states, Baltic states and Russia with its north-western regions. This is essential reading for all students of European politics, Russian studies and international relations.

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066043251
Genre : American literature
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European Integration

Author : Chris J. Bickerton
ISBN : 9780199606252
Genre : Political Science
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Instead of fitting the EU into particular model this book takes the EU as it is and identifies within it a certain series of paradoxes. It argues that if European integration is thought of as a process of state transformation, then these paradoxes can be explained. It argues that this transformation is from a Europe of nation-states to a Europe of member states. It explains in detail the concept of member state and shows how member states evolved after 1945 andparticularly in the crisis of postwar social democracy in the 1970s and 1980s. It then looks at two key policy areas of the EU, macro-economic governance and foreign policy, and shows how we can betterunderstand how these policy areas work when we think of the EU in terms of a union of member states.

Social Policy Review 21

Author : Rummery, Kirstein
ISBN : 1847423736
Genre : Political Science
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Social Policy Review provides readers invested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of interest during the past year. This year the Review uses the 60th anniversary of key legislation founding the welfare state in the UK to provide a comprehensive overview of policy developments in the UK and internationally.

Security And Sovereignty In The North Atlantic

Author : L. Heininen
ISBN : 9781137470720
Genre : Political Science
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The North Atlantic continues to be an area of international strategic significance regionally and globally. This study explores the strong processes of sovereignty, as well as new independent states and micro-proto-states that are forming in the region.

European Spatial Research And Policy

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105213180628
Genre : Environmental economics
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Central European Issues

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ISBN : IND:30000046893339
Genre : Europe, Central
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