EU Enlargement and Socialization

Author: Stefan Engert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135168083
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The European Union’s enlargement has been considered a success story – apart from Cyprus and Turkey. This book looks at the EU’s expansion and examines its effectiveness in terms of international socialization and compliance, focussing specifically on the socialization of Turkey and Cyprus into the Western community. Although NATO-member Turkey submitted its membership application long before the end of the Cold War, the Kemalist state still struggles to become the first Muslim EU member state. Cyprus was allowed to join the organization in 2004, but the island remains a divided entity. Providing a comprehensive theoretical perspective, the book is divided into three parts and investigates three questions: Why expand? From an EU / international organizations perspective. Why join? From an applicants’ perspective. Why comply? Exploring why a state would choose to adapt to the EU’s fundamental norms and rules from a candidates’ perspective. Contradicting the impression that the latest round of EU enlargement has been a model story of smooth and effective socialization from top to bottom, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of the EU, European politics, international relations and particularly those interested in Turkey and Cyprus.

The Europeanization of National Foreign Policies Towards Latin America

Author: Lorena Ruano
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415518318
Format: PDF
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Who shapes the European Union's policy towards Latin America? How has this EU policy modified individual member states' relations with the region? This book provides a comparative account of seven member states' bilateral links with Latin America since 1945, in the context of their EU membership and based on the concept of 'Europeanization'. It illustrates how and why the main architects of this EU policy have been Spain and Germany. In contrast, Poland, Sweden and Ireland, which had little previous interaction with Latin America, have developed their current relations with that region virtually as a result of their EU membership. The United Kingdom and France lie in the middle: they have been influential in certain policy-areas and key periods in history, while they have adapted to what is done at the EU level in others. Practitioners, established academic experts as well emerging scholars in the field bring to be bear a novel combination of pioneering research and cutting edge conceptual analysis on this important but neglected area of the EU's foreign relations.

The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy

Author: Tobias Schumacher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317429524
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy provides a comprehensive overview of the EU’s most important foreign policy instrument, provided by leading experts in the field. Coherently structured and adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this handbook covers the most important themes, developments and dynamics in the EU’s neighbourhood policy framework through a series of cutting-edge contributions. With chapters from a substantial number of scholars who have been influential in shaping the study of the ENP, this handbook serves to encourage debates which will hopefully produce more conceptual as well as neighbourhood-specific perspectives leading to enriching future studies on the EU’s policies towards its neighbourhood. It will be a key reference point both for advanced-level students, scholars and professionals developing knowledge in the fields of EU/European Studies, European Foreign Policy Analysis, Area studies, EU law, and more broadly in political economy, political science, comparative politics, and international relations.

The European Parliament and its International Relations

Author: Stelios Stavridis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317499646
Format: PDF, ePub
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Following the Lisbon Treaty, the powers of the European Parliament in external relations have gradually expanded and it is increasingly influencing the foreign policy of the European Union. This book analyses the role of the European Parliament as an international actor and presents a new debate about its role outside the EU territory. It explores different policy areas including human rights, international aid, trade, crisis management and the environment to provide a systematic analysis of the modern global role of the European Parliament. The book also considers the European Parliament’s regional interactions with Africa, Latin America, the United States, Asia and the Middle East. With a common analytical framework and research covering the lifespan of the European Parliament from its first direct elections in 1979 to the present day, this comprehensive volume presents an unparalleled analysis of one of the most important institutions in the European Union. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European Union politics and institutions, European policy, government, international relations and European history.

Turkey s Accession to the European Union

Author: Belgin Akçay
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739179810
Format: PDF
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Turkey s Accession to the European Union: Political and Economic Challenges, edited by Belgin Akcay and Bahri Yilmaz, examines economic and political assessments concerning Turkey s road to inclusion in the European Union. This book provides a timely overview of some of the most important issues and debates in the changing context of Europe, the changing context of domestic politics and foreign policy in Turkey, and the likely implications of these changes and developments for EU-Turkey relations."

Law Lawyers and Humanism

Author: John W Cairns
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748682112
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This collection brings together a selection of the most cited articles published by Professor John W. Cairns. Essays range from Scots Law from 16th and 17th century Scotland, through to the 18th century influence of Dutch Humanism into the 19th century, a

The Incomplete Breakthrough in Greek Turkish Relations

Author: Panayotis Tsakonas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230278078
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This methodical analysis of Greece's strategy towards Turkey highlights important new findings about the role particular elements of a state's strategic culture play in explaining major and/or minor shifts in strategy. The book breaks new ground in exploring when and how states develop socialization strategies.

The European Union and Border Conflicts

Author: Thomas Diez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139470752
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It is generally assumed that regional integration leads to stability and peace. This book is a systematic study of the impact of European integration on the transformation of border conflicts. It provides a theoretical framework centred on four 'pathways' of impact and applies them to five cases of border conflicts: Cyprus, Ireland, Greece/Turkey, Israel/Palestine and various conflicts on Russia's border with the EU. The contributors suggest that integration and association provide the EU with potentially powerful means to influence border conflicts, but that the EU must constantly re-adjust its policies depending on the dynamics of each conflict. Their findings reveal the conditions upon which the impact of integration rests and challenge the widespread notion that integration is necessarily good for peace. This book will appeal to scholars and students of international relations, European politics, and security studies studying European integration and conflict analysis.

Employment Protection Under Strain

Author: Taco van Peijpe
Format: PDF
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During the 1980s and 1990s, the strain of market forces and neo-liberal policies affected the employment protection systems of many countries. Employment Protection under Strain compares developments in Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands with a social collectivist system of labour law and industrial relations. The study also addresses and contextualizes differences in the systems of industrial relations and their historical development. The description and analysis of employment protection includes the protective functions of the law, its connection to collective bargaining, the system of dispute resolution, and the developments in related social security arrangements. The impact of the European Union and the prospects for employment protection in the European context receive special attention. This book also takes a broad comparative approach, providing a global account of employment protection in the United States, Japan, and Germany, which reflects respectively the characteristics of a liberal, an exclusive, and an inclusive model of employment protection. The comparison highlights contradictory elements and tendencies within each of the systems and thereby provides a valuable examination of current trends indicating the chances of survival of social collectivist policies in Europe.