The Politics of EU Police Cooperation

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

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Will the European Union soon have a policing agency similar to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation? John Occhipinti traces the evolution of the European Police Office (Europol), bringing to life themes key to the study of European integration such as: the tension between supranationalism and intergovernmentalism; concerns over the "democratic deficit" in the EU; and the impact of enlargement. Occhipinti draws from competing theories of European integration to explain the development of supranationalism in European police co-operation. Considering forces stemming from both within and outside of the EU and reflecting concerns over international terrorism and transnational organized crime, he explores the roles played by key actors and events at every stage of Europol's development, from the initial creation of the Trevi Group in 1975 to mid-2002. His work is a major contribution not only to the literature on Third Pillar issues, but also to an understanding of the deepening of European integration overall.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 225 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 22mm | 557.93g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • chronology
  • 1588261182
  • 9781588261182

About John D. Occhipinti

John D. Occhipinti is associate professor of political science at Canisius College.show more

Table of contents

- Police Cooperation in the EU. - Conceptualizing European Integration. - From the Trevi Group to the Third Pillar. - The Europol Convention and the Treaty of Amsterdam. - Checking the JHA Scoreboard: From Tampere to the Nice Treaty. - Fighting Crime: The Interim Year. - After September 11. - The Lessons of European Police Cooperation. - Chronology: Developments in European Police Cooperation, 1898-2002.show more

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"Occhipinti explores a vitally important and topical aspect of European integration. Blending theory and narrative analysis, his book examines the development of police cooperation since the 1970s.... a most important contribution to the literature." - Desmond Dinan, George Mason Universityshow more

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