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Europe As The Would Be World Power

Author : Giandomenico Majone
ISBN : 9780521765282
Genre : Law
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Giandomenico Majone explores the reasons behind the failure of the EU system to deliver satisfactory growth performance.

The Baltic States From The Soviet Union To The European Union

Author : Richard Mole
ISBN : 9781136327728
Genre : Political Science
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The Baltic States are unique in being the only member-states of the EU to have fought to regain their sovereignty from the Soviet Union, only then to cede it to Brussels in certain key areas. Similarly, no member-states have had to struggle as hard as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to preserve their identity after fifty years of Soviet nationality policy in the face of sub-state and supra-state challenges. The post-communist experience of the Baltic States thus allows us to examine debates about identity as a source of political power; the conditioning and constraining influence of identity discourses on social, political and economic change; and the orientation and outcome of their external relations. In particular, the book examines the impact of Russian and Soviet control of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; the Baltic independence movements of the late 1980s/early 1990s; the citizenship debates; relations with Russia vis-à-vis the withdrawal of the troops of the former Soviet Army; drawing of the shared boundary and the rights of Russian-speaking minorities as well as the efforts undertaken by the three Baltic States to rebuild themselves, modernise their economies, cope with the ensuing social changes and facilitate their accession to the EU and NATO.

Making History

Author : Sophie Meunier
ISBN : 0199218676
Genre : Political Science
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The contributors to this volume, all leading specialists in the field of EU studies, examine the trajectory of the EU and draw on the theoretical tools of historical institutionalism to assess the central political challenges facing the EU.

European Union Constitutionalism In Crisis

Author : Nicole Scicluna
ISBN : 9781317624424
Genre : Political Science
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Several years after the first Greek bailout, the integration project of the European Union faces an interlocking set of political, economic, legal and social challenges that go to the very core of its existence. Austerity is the order of the day, and citizens in both debtor and creditor states increasingly turn to the political movements of the far left and right, anti-politics and street protests to vent their frustration. This book demonstrates the limits of constitutionalism in the EU. It explores the ‘twin crises’ - the failure of the Constitutional Treaty in 2005 and the more recent Eurozone crisis - to illuminate both the possibilities and pitfalls of the integration project. It argues that European integration overburdened law in an attempt to overcome deep-seated political deficiencies. It further contends that the EU shifted from an unsuccessful attempt at democratisation via politicisation (the Constitutional Treaty), to an unintended politicisation without democratisation (the Eurozone crisis) only a few years later. The book makes the case that this course is unsustainable and threatens the goal of European unity. This text will be of key interest to students and scholars in the fields of EU studies, EU law, democracy studies, constitutional studies and international relations.

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About European Union Health Policies But Were Afraid To Ask

Author : S. L. Greer
ISBN : 9289050276
Genre : Law
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The EU's health mandate allows for a comprehensive set of public health actions, and there are other EU policies, though not health related, which have important consequences for governing, financing, staffing and delivering health services. In other words: EU actions affect the health of Europe's population and the performance of health systems. Given the importance of health systems, an informed debate on the role of the EU and its contribution is required. This though is not easy because EU health policy is difficult to comprehend. There is no single strategy with a neat body of legislation implementing it; rather, there are many different objectives and instruments, some of which appear in unlikely places. Understanding the EU's role in health is especially important now with health systems having to deal with a plethora of challenges including the European financial crisis and the growth of euro-scepticism in politics. This short book aims to makes EU health policy accessible to the political and technical debate, the volume focusing on four aspects of EU health policy: (i) the EU institutions, processes and powers related to health; (ii) the EU action taken on the basis of this health mandate; (iii) the non-health action affecting health and health systems; and, because of its growing importance, financial governance and what it means for European health systems.

The Decline Of The West

Author : Oswald Spengler
ISBN : 0195066340
Genre : Philosophy
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Spengler's work describes how we have entered into a centuries-long "world-historical" phase comparable to late antiquity, and his controversial ideas spark debate over the meaning of historiography.

Asia Changing The World

Author : Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung
ISBN : 9783867932509
Genre : Political Science
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Asia continues to assert ist status as a major force in the global economy, as well as a formative influence on several key political, cultural and religious issues now affecting our daily lives. This collection of articles responds to the challenges posed by Asia's emergence and gives a lucid and thorough account of the most important developments in the world's largest continent and their consequences for Europe. The following prominent authors have contributed their unique perspectives to this volume: José Manuel Barroso, Michael von Brück, Delfín Colomé, Aurel Croissant, John Elkington, Carl Haub, Paul Kennedy, HansGeorg Knopp, Eduard Kögel, Pascal Lamy, Kazuo Ogoura, Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Amartya Sen, Horst Siebert, Karan Singh, Jodie Thorpe and Werner Weidenfeld.

Soft Power

Author : Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
ISBN : 9780786738960
Genre : Political Science
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Joseph Nye coined the term "soft power" in the late 1980s. It is now used frequently—and often incorrectly—by political leaders, editorial writers, and academics around the world. So what is soft power? Soft power lies in the ability to attract and persuade. Whereas hard power—the ability to coerce—grows out of a country's military or economic might, soft power arises from the attractiveness of a country's culture, political ideals, and policies. Hard power remains crucial in a world of states trying to guard their independence and of non-state groups willing to turn to violence. It forms the core of the Bush administration's new national security strategy. But according to Nye, the neo-conservatives who advise the president are making a major miscalculation: They focus too heavily on using America's military power to force other nations to do our will, and they pay too little heed to our soft power. It is soft power that will help prevent terrorists from recruiting supporters from among the moderate majority. And it is soft power that will help us deal with critical global issues that require multilateral cooperation among states. That is why it is so essential that America better understands and applies our soft power. This book is our guide.

Atlas Of Prejudice 2

Author : Yanko Tsvetkov
ISBN : 9781495395871
Genre : Humor
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Atlas of Prejudice 2 will help you overcome the post-coital tristesse that’s been torturing you since you finished reading the first volume. It will take you to fresh climatic heights, unveiling new fascinating landscapes of human bigotry. The book offers a unique view on otherwise trivial subjects like the Spanish Reconquista and its incestuous but God-fearing masterminds Isabella and Ferdinand, the transatlantic voyages of a racist xenophobe called Christopher Columbus, the passion for ridiculous hats of an Ottoman sultan, the love affair between Charlemagne and Pope Leo III, and the discovery of America by Scandinavian socialists known as the Vikings. You will also find out that virtuous men, like Alexander the Great, only commit mistakes when they listen to women; what’s the difference between the author’s grandmother and Amelia Earhart; how many mummies did Europeans eat during the Renaissance; and why unicorns, who love the company of virgins, got extinct in the early 17th Century, never to be seen again. In the moments when it doesn’t reinvent history, the book offers a stomach-cramping map of horrible European food, a guide for dividing the Old Continent, a prophecy about the aftermath of the coming Blitzjihad, and a world map according to Facebook users.

Energy Union

Author : Svein S. Andersen
ISBN : 9781137591043
Genre : Political Science
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This book contributes to an ongoing debate about the EU as a global actor, the organization’s ability to speak with one voice in energy affairs, and the external dimension of the regulatory state. Investigating whether the Energy Union amounts to a fundamental shift towards Europe's new 'Liberal Mercantilism', it gathers high-level contributors from academia and the policy world to shed light on the changing nature of the EU's use of power in one of its most crucial policy fields. It argues that the Energy Union epitomizes a change in the EU’s approach to managing its economic power. Whilst the EU remains committed to a liberal approach to international political economy, it seems ready to promote regulation for the purpose of augmenting its own power at the expense of others, notably Russia. This edited collection will appeal to political scientists, economists and energy experts. div

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