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Crafting EU Security Policy: In Pursuit of a European Identity

Stephanie B. Anderson

In the absence of external security threats—and especially given that most of the EU member states are also members of NATO—what explains the European Union's commitment to a distinct, common security policy? What justifies channeling funds from cash-strapped European governments to finance that policy?  Ranging from the early post -Cold War years to the present, Stephanie    More >

Crafting EU Security Policy: In Pursuit of a European Identity

Party Politics and Social Cleavages in Turkey

Ergun Özbudun

Despite radical changes in Turkish politics since the transition to a multiparty system in the mid-1940s, the center-right parties have consistently won an electoral majority. Why? How have they managed to maintain such a firm hold in the face of social cleavages that pit modernizing, secularist state elites against a conservative and pious majority? Ergun Özbudun uses the lens of    More >

Party Politics and Social Cleavages in Turkey

EU Enlargement and the Transatlantic Alliance: A Security Relationship in Flux

Sven Biscop and Johan Lembke, editors

What is the interplay between EU enlargement and a fluctuating transatlantic security partnership? Will the accession of new EU members reinforce this partnership, or instead increase the EU's assertiveness as an independent foreign policy actor? The authors of EU Enlargement and the Transatlantic Alliance find answers in an examination of broader EU security strategies, the foreign and    More >

EU Enlargement and the Transatlantic Alliance: A Security Relationship in Flux

Understanding Contemporary Russia

Michael L. Bressler, editor

Understanding Contemporary Russia provides a thorough introduction to a country currently in the midst of political, economic, and social transformation. Interdisciplinary in design, the book is intended for use as a core text in introductory survey and politics courses and also as a supplement in a variety of discipline-oriented courses. The authors draw on the best scholarship in their fields    More >

Understanding Contemporary Russia

Jean Monnet: Unconventional Statesman

Sherrill Brown Wells

How did Jean Monnet, an entrepreneurial internationalist who never held an elective office, never joined a political party, and never developed any significant popular following in his native France, become one of the most influential European statesmen of the twentieth century? How did he conceive of, and become instrumental in achieving, European integration? Addressing these questions, Sherrill    More >

Jean Monnet: Unconventional Statesman

Europe's Ambiguous Unity: Conflict and Consensus in the Post-Maastricht Era

Alan W. Cafruny and Carl Lankowski, editors

Although the European Union as an entity now enjoys support from across most of the political spectrum, this has by no means resulted in the acceptance of a single vision of the EU. The apparent successes engendered by the Single European Act and the Maastricht Treaty have led instead to both a broadening and a reformulation of opposition. The nations of Western Europe have thus forged an    More >

Europe at Bay: In the Shadow of US Hegemony

Alan W. Cafruny and J. Magnus Ryner

Europe at Bay was completed just before the onset of the financial crisis, and two years before the Eurozone crisis emerged. In contrast to mainstream European integration scholarship that celebrated the Euro at the time, Alan Cafruny and Magnus Ryner issued warnings that have since been validated by events. Focusing on the underlying social forces and power relations in Europe, Cafruny and    More >

Europe at Bay: In the Shadow of US Hegemony

The Case for Europe: Unity, Diversity, and Democracy in the European Union

Philippe de Schoutheete

The Case for Europe sets out the basic rationales and characteristics of the process of European integration that we have been witnessing for half a century. Philippe de Schoutheete, for ten years Belgium's permanent representative to the European Union, demystifies the structures of the EU, the basic forces and reasons that make it work, and the strengths and weaknesses of what has been achieved.    More >

The Case for Europe: Unity, Diversity, and Democracy in the European Union

Security and Sovereignty in the Former Soviet Union

Ruth Deyermond

Among the contentious issues that come into play in relations between Russia and the other post-Soviet states, security concerns are arguably at the top of the list. Ruth Deyermond explores the linkage between post-Soviet security politics and the development of state sovereignty in the region, focusing on Russia's interactions with Ukraine, Georgia, and Belarus. Deyermond ranges from    More >

Security and Sovereignty in the Former Soviet Union

Muslim Women in Southern Spain: Stepdaughters of Al-Andalus

Gunther Dietz and Nadia El-Shohoumi

Gunther Dietz and Nadia El-Shohoumi delve into the worlds of Muslim women in southern Spain, examining their religious beliefs and practices, family and community life, professional training and labor market integration, and the dimensions and sources of the discrimination they face daily.   The authors find that the Muslim women typically are viewed as "stepdaughters" by the    More >

Muslim Women in Southern Spain: Stepdaughters of Al-Andalus

Encyclopedia of the European Union, Updated Edition

Desmond Dinan, editor

The Encyclopedia of the European Union provides in-depth, authoritative discussions of the key concepts, developments, institutions, policies, negotiations, treaties, national interests, personalities, etc., related to European integration. The more than seven hundred easily accessible entries, written by internationally recognized scholars, cover virtually every aspect of the European Union.    More >

Encyclopedia of the European Union, Updated Edition

Europe Recast: A History of European Union, 2nd edition

Desmond Dinan

Thoroughly revised to reflect a decade of recent history—and incorporating newly available archival material and the latest scholarship—Europe Recast tells the story of European integration from its modern origins in the 1940s to the challenges of today. The book is an essential guide to unraveling the complexity of the EU system in the context of modern European history.    More >

Europe Recast: A History of European Union, 2nd edition

Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration, 4th edition

Desmond Dinan

In the years since the third edition of Ever Closer Union was published, the EU saw the ratification and implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, further enlargement, leadership changes, policy reforms, enduring Euroskepticism, an ever-growing global role, and more—all of which is reflected in this fully revised and updated new edition. Retaining its familiar three part    More >

Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration, 4th edition

German Foreign Policy: Navigating a New Era

Scott Erb

Despite an array of predictions that Germany's foreign policy would be unable to adapt easily to the postunification, post–Cold War environment, it has in fact remained effective, even as it evolves in response to myriad challenges. Scott Erb analyzes German policy, with an emphasis on the transitions from 1980 to the present.   Erb argues that Germany's success in dealing    More >

German Foreign Policy: Navigating a New Era

Europe's New Security Challenges

Heinz Gärtner, Adrian Hyde-Price, and Erich Reiter, editors

A central point of controversy among both academics and policymakers is the nature and significance of security in the post–Cold War world. Engaging that discussion, this original collection explores the new security challenges facing Europe. The authors assess the relevance and usefulness of various actors and various approaches for tackling those security challenges. Seeking to avoid    More >

Europe's New Security Challenges

Immigrant Politics: Race and Representation in Western Europe

Terri E. Givens and Rahsaan Maxwell, editors

Do ethnic minority politicians play a meaningful role in Western Europe? How do European publics feel about nonwhite politicians? How are political parties reaching out to ethnic minority communities, and how do those communities feel about their political influence? Addressing these increasingly critical questions, the authors of Immigrant Politics explore the realities, possibilities, and    More >

Immigrant Politics: Race and Representation in Western Europe

Political Parties in the Regions of Russia: Democracy Unclaimed

Grigorii V. Golosov

Political parties typically are assumed to be essential for contemporary democratic government and governance. Why, then, has the regime change in Russia failed to produce viable political parties? Grigorii Golosov addresses this question, exploring issues central to an understanding of Russian political development. Golosov combines statistical and qualitative analysis, including case studies,    More >

Political Parties in the Regions of Russia: Democracy Unclaimed

The Politics of Privatization: Wealth and Power in Postcommunist Europe

John A. Gould

In this remarkable story of postcommunist politics gone wrong, John Gould explores privatization’s role in the scramble for wealth and power in postcommunist Europe. Gould engages the core debates on privatization. Does democratic development facilitate effective capitalist reform, or vice versa? How do political legacies shape privatization choices? Is simultaneous transition feasible?    More >

The Politics of Privatization: Wealth and Power in Postcommunist Europe

The Europeans: Political Identity in an Emerging Polity

David Michael Green

To what extent and for what reasons do citizens of the European Union think of themselves not as French or German or Polish or ... , but as European? How have the answers changed over time? What explains variations among individuals? Addressing these and related questions, David Green draws on a vast amount of empirical data to thoroughly investigate the phenomenon of European identity. Green    More >

The Europeans: Political Identity in an Emerging Polity

Reluctant Europeans: Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland in the Process of Integration

Sieglinde Gstöhl

Analyzing some thirty policy decisions across three countries and five decades, Sieglinde Gstöhl considers why some countries continue to be "reluctant Europeans."   Typically, small and highly industrialized states are expected to be more likely to integrate than are larger or less advanced countries. Why, then, did Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland choose for so long not to    More >

Europe in the New Century: Visions of an Emerging Superpower

Robert J. Guttman, editor

Europe in the New Century is an intriguing look at the future, drawing on the experience and foresight of the leading journalists working in Europe today, as well as the visions of heads of state, government ministers, corporate magnates, entrepreneurs, and young people from each of the fifteen European Union member countries. The contributors forecast what Europe might look like down the    More >

Europe in the New Century: Visions of an Emerging Superpower

Negotiating Privacy: The European Union, the United States, and Personal Data Protection

Dorothee Heisenberg

How did the European Union come to be the global leader in setting data privacy standards? And what is the significance of this development? Dorothee Heisenberg traces the origins of the stringent EU privacy laws, the responses of the United States and other governments, and the reactions and concerns of a range of interest groups. Analyzing the negotiation of the original 1995 EU Data Protection    More >

Negotiating Privacy: The European Union, the United States, and Personal Data Protection

The Mark of the Bundesbank: Germany's Role in European Monetary Cooperation

Dorothee Heisenberg

With the Bundesbank now the dominant German actor in international monetary cooperation, Germany’s partner states have begun to consider the requirements of the bank—rather than the government—paramount. Dorothee Heisenberg maintains that the evolution of the Bundesbank is key to understanding how and why Europeans chose to achieve monetary union. Heisenberg demonstrates that    More >

The Euro: A Concise Introduction to European Monetary Integration

Madeleine O. Hosli

Tackling the alphabet soup of European Union treaties, structures, and policies, this straightforward introduction demystifies the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).   Hosli first traces the history of monetary integration in Western Europe and discusses the political and economic factors that led ultimately to the establishment of EMU and the euro. Then—in language    More >

The Euro: A Concise Introduction to European Monetary Integration

Ethnopolitics in the New Europe

John T. Ishiyama and Marijke Breuning

What makes some multiethnic states integrate and others descend into civil war? Ishiyama and Breuning extend traditional explanations centered on socioeconomic, cultural, and historical factors to argue that the actions of leaders of ethnic segments—too often ignored—are also critical determinants of policy outcomes. Applying a framework derived from comparative politics and IR    More >

Political Corruption in Eastern Europe: Politics After Communism

Tatiana Kostadinova

Why has political corruption emerged as a major obstacle to successful democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe? Exploring the origins, scope, and impact of political corruption in the region's post communist states, Tatiana Kostadinova identifies the factors that favor illicit behavior and considers how the various forms of malfeasance are threatening democracy. Rich cross-national data    More >

Political Corruption in Eastern Europe: Politics After Communism

Social Democracy and the Challenge of European Union

Robert Ladrech

The shift in executive power from the European Union's member states to Brussels raises profound questions for Europe's social democratic parties as they seek to remain relevant within an integrated "Euro-polity." This book analyzes the response to this challenge: an entirely new organizational form of party politics emerging at the European level. Ladrech shows how social democratic    More >

The State of the European Union, Volume 4: Deepening and Widening

Pierre-Henri Laurent and Marc Maresceau, editors

The struggle between those who seek a more integrated, and even a federal, Europe and those proposing a looser confederation was once again highlighted at the 1996-1997 Intergovernmental Conference, and reflected in the IGC’s decisions. This fourth volume in the European Community Studies Association's biennial series examines the divisions within the EU in the key areas of the common    More >

Deutsche Mark Politics: Germany in the European Monetary System

Peter Henning Loedel

Why is Germany prepared to sacrifice the deutsche mark for European Monetary Union? Peter Loedel’s novel analysis, incorporating domestic, European, and global aspects of German monetary policy, suggests that the institutional relationship between the Bundesbank and the federal government, together with Germany’s bargaining strategies toward European and global monetary-governance    More >

Politics in Contemporary Portugal: Democracy Evolving

José M. Magone

José Magone provides a comprehensive overview of the development of Portuguese democracy, highlighting the country’s achievements and failures across four decades. Magone briefly traces Portugal's political history and provides socioeconomic context before turning his attention to a range of key areas: from political structures and public administration to political culture,    More >

Politics in Contemporary Portugal: Democracy Evolving

EU Security Policy: What It Is, How It Works, Why It Matters

Michael Merlingen

What is the European Union's security and defense policy (CSDP)? How does it work? Does it make a difference in international security affairs? How do other global actors react to Europe’s new assertiveness? And how do theories of international relations account for the trajectory of EU integration in the high politics of national security? In this comprehensive survey and analysis,    More >

EU Security Policy: What It Is, How It Works, Why It Matters

The European Union: Readings on the Theory and Practice of European Integration, 4th edition

Brent F. Nelsen and Alexander Stubb, editors

The fourth edition of this popular reader, thoroughly updated, introduces students to both the concept of a united Europe and to integration theory. The expanded first two sections of the book now present the visions of the primary shapers of the union and its fundamental documents, as well as early currents in integration theory. The completely revised third and fourth sections explore recent    More >

The European Union: Readings on the Theory and Practice of European Integration, 4th edition

The Politics of EU Police Cooperation: Toward a European FBI?

John D. Occhipinti

Will the European Union soon have a policing agency similar to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation? John Occhipinti traces the evolution of the European Police Office (Europol), bringing to life the core themes—e.g., the tension between supranationalism and intergovernmentalism, concerns over the "democratic deficit" in the EU, and the impact of enlargement—in the study    More >

The Politics of EU Police Cooperation: Toward a European FBI?

European Politics: The Making of Democratic States

Walter C. Opello, Jr., and Katherine A. R. Opello

This innovative 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    More >

European Politics: The Making of Democratic States

Global Europe: The European Union in World Affairs

Christopher Piening

The European Union (EU), though comprised of fifteen separate, sovereign states, is constrained by treaty to act "as one" in key areas. And as trader, investor, aid donor, and most recently, foreign-policy maker, it has come to play, in a very short time, a pivotal role on the world stage. This book offers a succinct summary of all of the EU's external activities—and of the    More >

Global Europe: The European Union in World Affairs

Promoting Democracy in Postcommunist Ukraine: The Contradictory Outcomes of US Aid to Women’s NGOs

Kateryna Pishchikova

Considerable material and human resources are devoted to building democratic institutions around the world. Why, then, do assistance programs fail to meet their proclaimed goals? And why aren't these programs changed or abandoned when they fail? Using US assistance to women's NGOs in postcommunist Ukraine as a case study, Kateryna Pishchikova shows why democracy promotion programs have a    More >

Promoting Democracy in Postcommunist Ukraine: The Contradictory Outcomes of US Aid to Women’s NGOs

Dismantling Social Europe: The Political Economy of Social Policy in the European Union

Daniel V. Preece

Why is neoliberalism winning out as a social policy in the European Union? Daniel Preece demonstrates how, despite the commitment to "Social Europe" that has been entrenched in the EU treaty framework since the late 1990s, neoliberal actors have successfully reframed the policy debates and affected the welfare policies adopted by the member states. Focusing on the cases of Germany and    More >

Dismantling Social Europe: The Political Economy of Social Policy in the European Union

The State of the European Union, Vol. 3: Building a European Polity?

Carolyn Rhodes and Sonia Mazey, editors

With the ratification of the Treaty on European Union (Maastricht) in 1993, a new era in the history of European integration emerged—an era that juxtaposes the principle of subsidiarity with widening membership, and that challenges member states to balance interests of sovereignty with wider European goals. This volume, the third in a biennial series, explores the implications of these    More >

Conflict in Macedonia: Exploring a Paradox in the Former Yugoslavia

Sasho Ripiloski

How did Macedonia attain its status as the only Yugoslav republic to achieve a nonviolent transition to independence in the early 1990s? And why did the initial peace fail to endure? Sasho Ripiloski traces Macedonia's peaceful extrication from the Yugoslav morass and then examines the new country's subsequent state-building efforts and offers an explanation for its later collapse into    More >

Conflict in Macedonia: Exploring a Paradox in the Former Yugoslavia

Sustaining European Monetary Union: Confronting the Cost of Diversity

Tal Sadeh

The tranquility of the European Union's transition to the euro in 1999 contrasted dramatically with the preceding tumultuous decades of exchange rate crises and political upheavals. But have the EU member states in fact converged sufficiently to make monetary union a stable alternative? Or is EMU an institutional lid on a simmering pot of diverse economies, in which tensions are building to a    More >

Sustaining European Monetary Union: Confronting the Cost of Diversity

Governing the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Between State Socialism and the European Union

John A. Scherpereel

Why do democratic leaders sometimes choose not to establish institutions that would promote the consolidation of democracy? And what are the consequences of those choices? Focusing on the cases of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, John Scherpereel explores the interplay of historical institutional legacies, short-term elite interests, and international pressures (i.e., EU conditionality) in the    More >

Governing the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Between State Socialism and the European Union

The European Union and the Global South

Fredrik Söderbaum and Patrik Stålgren, editors

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! The development of coherent and effective relations with other regions and countries is one of the most challenging tasks faced by the European Union. This original volume explores the EU’s engagement with the global South, focusing on three controversial policy areas: economic cooperation, development cooperation, and conflict    More >

The European Union and the Global South

Beyond Containment: Reconstructing European Security

Kim Edward Spiezio

This study advances a novel argument about the difficulties the major powers of Europe are likely to encounter in attempting the multilateral management of regional security problems. Spiezio contends that democratic powers are poorly suited to participate in a collective-security regime because they are characterized by domestic political constraints that would inhibit them from honoring the    More >

Russia vs. the EU: The Competition for Influence in Post-Soviet States

Jakob Tolstrup

Do Russia and the European Union have any substantial influence over the political trajectories of post-Soviet states? Shedding new light on the interplay between domestic and external drivers of regime change, Jakob Tolstrup analyzes the impact of Russia and the EU on the democratization and autocratization processes in Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine.    More >

Russia vs. the EU: The Competition for Influence in Post-Soviet States

Innovative Governance in the European Union: The Politics of Multilevel Policymaking

Ingeborg Tömmel and Amy Verdun, editors

Do the traditional tools of governance make sense in the decidedly nontraditional political entity that is the European Union? Or are the realities of the unique EU system generating new, and sometimes eclectic approaches to policymaking? Responding to these questions, Innovative Governance in the European Union explores the emergence and development of governance approaches in a wide range of    More >

Innovative Governance in the European Union: The Politics of Multilevel Policymaking

European Monetary Integration and Domestic Politics: Britain, France, and Italy

James I. Walsh

This book explains why three countries—Britain, France, and Italy—that have faced similar problems of high inflation and currency depreciation since the 1970s—Britain, France, and Italy—have pursued very different international monetary strategies. Walsh argues that international monetary policies produce predictable sets of winners and losers, and that policy choice is a    More >

An Unconventional Brotherhood: Union Support for Liberalized Immigration in Europe

Julie R. Watts

Julie Watts's research has turned conventional wisdom—that organized labor opposes immigration for fear that foreign workers will undercut the wages and working conditions of native workers—on its head. Her examination of labor unions in Italy, Spain, and France reveals that labor leaders actually prefer more open immigration policies. In an era of globalization, restrictive    More >

Human Rights in Russia: A Darker Side of Reform

Jonathan Weiler

The connection between Soviet authoritarianism and human rights violations once seemed unassailable, as did the belief that a transition away from communist rule would lead to better protection of human rights. Challenging these assumptions, Jonathan Weiler argues that the tumultuous processes associated with political and economic reform have, in important instances, eroded human rights in    More >

Human Rights in Russia: A Darker Side of Reform

The New European Union: Confronting the Challenges of Integration

Steve Wood and Wolfgang Quaisser

This concise but wide-ranging work explores the major political, economic, and strategic challenges confronting the European Union in the context of a rapidly changing geopolitical environment. Steve Wood and Wolfgang Quaisser consider the actors and issues at the center of current developments in the integration process. Beginning with some basic conceptual questions—for example, what    More >

The New European Union: Confronting the Challenges of Integration

Europe and the Middle East: In the Shadow of September 11

Richard Youngs

In the wake of September 11, the European Union proclaimed a new commitment to encouraging processes of political liberalization in the Middle East, and a plethora of initiatives were introduced to that end. Richard Youngs offers a thorough analysis of the policies actually followed by the EU—by national governments, as well as collectively—in the intervening several    More >

Europe and the Middle East: In the Shadow of September 11

The European Union and the Member States, 3rd Edition

Eleanor E. Zeff and Ellen B. Pirro, editors

Can the European Union survive repeated economic crises? If it survives, will it stay as it is or take on a new form? This new edition of The European Union and the Member States, fully revised and updated, addresses these questions as it explores the complex relationship between the EU and each of its now 28 members. The country chapters follow a common format, considering: How and in what    More >

The European Union and the Member States, 3rd Edition