The Human Face of the European Union

The Human Face of the European Union : Are EU Law and Policy Humane Enough?

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This collection asks a direct but complex question: is the EU humane enough? The implementation of EU law and policy and its balance between economic and social values continues to provoke debate. Providing fresh insight, Nuno Ferreira and Dora Kostakopoulou present a novel analytical framework, centred on the notion of humaneness, for assessing EU law and policy. This innovative approach leads to recommendations for policy change towards a more humanistic philosophy for the EU. Broad in its scope, this remarkable volume draws together interdisciplinary perspectives from contributors who examine key EU law and policy fields, including economic integration, asylum and free movement, citizenship and development, and security. This book is essential reading for scholars, students and policy-makers seeking new ways of exploring the economic versus social values debate in EU law.
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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139924796
  • 9781139924795

Table of contents

1. The human face of the European Union: are EU law and policy humane enough? An introduction Nuno Ferreira; Part I. Incorporating Humaneness into the European Integration Project: 2. A constitution of social governance for the European Union Dagmar Schiek; 3. Safeguarding 'critical social functions' post the Global Financial Crisis Dalvinder Singh; 4. Lisbon, via Stockholm, Strasbourg and Opinion 2/13: prospects for citizen-centred protection of fundamental rights? Noreen O'Meara; 5. Fundamental rights and humaneness in European private law: the case of health care Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi and Adam McCann; Part II. The Individual: At the Centre and in the Periphery: 6. Changes and challenges go hand in hand - accessibility of the preliminary ruling procedure before an overloaded Court within the area of freedom, security and justice post-Lisbon Agata B. Capik; 7. Union citizenship: placing limitations on a human-centred approach? Stephanie Reynolds; 8. EU citizens' whimsical status: persons or actors on their way to full agency? Paivi Neuvonen; 9. The Roma and European Union citizenship: in search of a humane answer from the EU Nuno Ferreira and Dora Kostakopoulou; 10. The humaneness of EU asylum law and policy Dallal Stevens; 11. Stateless in Europe: the unbearable lightness of being an unperson in the EU Julia Bradshaw; Part III. Ensuring Security, Exporting Values and Leading the Way... Humanely?: 12. 'Human face' or no face? The EU's approach to international security Kamil Zwolski, Stephen Rozee and Christian Kaunert; 13. The development of new crisis management tools and their impact on human rights Julia Schmidt; 14. Human rights conditionality in the EU GSP scheme: 'a focus on those in need or a need to refocus?' Samantha Velluti; 15. Politics, power and good intentions in the EU development policy Paivi Leino; 16. Towards a humanistic philosophy of the European Union Dora Kostakopoulou; Conclusion.
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