The Challenges of European Governance in the Age of Economic Stagnation, Immigration, and Refugees

The Challenges of European Governance in the Age of Economic Stagnation, Immigration, and Refugees

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This book examines the political and legal challenges of regional governance of the 28 countries of the European Union and the 48 in the Council of Europe. The contributions, dilemmas, and moral hazards from this record of nearly seven decades of regional inter-governmental institutions has kept the peace, but produced episodes of crisis from overstretching jurisdictions, thematically and geographically. Polarization between nationalist and integrative forces has displaced the idealistic aspirations of prior decades to build the rule of law and deter violence. Academics and policy makers will learn from the various legal and political efforts to integrate supranational and inter-governmental agencies with national political more

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  • Hardback | 500 pages
  • 187 x 263 x 31mm | 1,048g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 16 Tables, unspecified
  • 0739166905
  • 9780739166901

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This very substantial book, locating the internal and external politics of the EU in the broader context of multilevel governance in Europe, will be an invaluable resource for students of contemporary Europe. -- William Outhwaite, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Newcastle Universityshow more

About Henry F. Carey

Henry Carey is associate professor of political science at Georgia State more

Table of contents

1. The European Union: Does it Make a Difference? 2. EU Enlargement Model: Problems and Challenges 3. Revisiting EU Eastward Enlargement from a Consociational Approach: Refining Concepts and Redesigning Tasks 4. Managing the European Union Humanitarian Aid Policy: The Expediency of a Flexible Institutional Arrangement 5. From Cold War Instrument to Supreme European Court: The European Court of Human Rights at the Crossroads of International and National Law and Politics 6. Adopting the Acquis Politique: The Foreign/Security Policy Implications of EU Membership 7. Competing Visions for the European Union Grand Strategy 8. Balancing Foreign Policy Decisions: Why do EU Policy-Makers Differ in Their Refugee Policy Commitments? 9. Biotechnology Governance and Risk Regulation in the European Union 10. The European Union: Consumer, Producer or Co-producer of Global Regulatory Authority? 11. An ever weaker Union? The European Union in Global Governance Institution 12. The EU's Success in Mediating an Agreement during the Russia-Georgia War of 2008 13. The European Union and Climate Change Cooperation14. EU Accession and Disability Rights in Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, and Macedonia 15. A collective complaint mechanism before the European Court of Human Rights? Moving from mass actions to group actions 16. From Human Rights to Good Governance and Back: The Institutionalization of the European Ombudsman 17. Inter(b)locking Institutions: The European Union, the Council of Europe, and Human Rights Protection in Europe 18. Europeanization of Romanian Foreign Policy 19. Dirigism and Deja Vu Logic: The Gender Politics And Perils Of EU Enlargement 20. The Litmus Test of European Democracy: The EU and the Protection of the Roma Minority 21. Free Movement for All? Restrictive Practices, Human Rights Violations, and European Governance 22. The EU's 'Peace-as-Governance' Model: More than pacification? 23. The March Eastward: The Role of EU Expansion in Democratic Transition and Consolidation 24. US and European Assistance to Democracy NGOs in Transitional Elections: The Cases of Georgia and Mexico 25. The EU and Democratization in Cyprus 26. The Role of Discursive Consistency in EU Foreign Policy: An analysis of EU Enlargement Policy towards the Western Balkans 27. Donor Support for Civil Society Advocacy in Bosnia & Herzegovina 28. Challenges and Double-Standards in the EU's Peacebuilding Project in Kosovo 29. Where to Observe Elections? The EU's Election Observation Missions around the Worldshow more