European Union The Basics

  • Filename: european-union-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781134121281
  • Release Date: 2008-09-25
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Alex Warleigh-Lack
  • Publisher: Routledge

Fully updated to include the new Treaty of Lisbon, this is the best short and accessible introduction to the politics of the European Union, written by one of the world's most well-known authorities in the area. Ideal starting reading for students and the general reader, it explains in clear jargon-free language: the EU's development to date how the EU works, and why it works this way the EU's major policies the EU's biggest problems and controversies the EU's likely evolution in the coming years. The new edition builds on the strengths of the previous edition and now includes extra material on: the Treaty of Lisbon the EU's development since 2003, including its enlargements in 2004 and 2007 recent EU policies and rule changes the EU's role in the world. Key features to help learning and understanding are: boxed descriptions of key issues and events a guide to further reading at the end of each chapter a glossary of key terms, concepts and people helpful appendices about the EU's member states and good internet sources.

European Union The Basics

  • Filename: european-union-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781134412471
  • Release Date: 2004-08-02
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Alex Warleigh
  • Publisher: Routledge

Covering all the basics and more, this book is a concise and accessible introduction for students new to the study of the European Union, and for the general reader wanting to understand this increasingly important subject. Including useful boxes, tables and a glossary of all theoretical terms used, each highly structured chapter contains key learning points, making it an ideal guide for those with no prior knowledge of the subject. Key content includes: * the evolution of European integration * institutions and decision-making in the European Union * key policies of the European Union * current controversies in European integration * Which future for the European Union?

Flexible Integration

  • Filename: flexible-integration.
  • ISBN: 0826460933
  • Release Date: 2002-07-01
  • Number of pages: 125
  • Author: Alex Warleigh
  • Publisher: A&C Black

Flexibility is emerging as a key dynamic of European integration. This shift towards flexibility has major implications. The EU will have to cope with more complexity and less transparency. It also affects the way in which European integration is viewed since it makes a state-like outcome to the process far less likely. Alex Warleigh looks at why flexibility has become such an important feature of the EU. He examines its history, and puts forward a typology to explain the models by which it is understood. He goes on to explore the hazards of flexibility and to look at what it has to offer, arguing that it is best seen as a desirable part of the integration process rather than as a problem. Flexibility, he argues is an important mechanism for the realization of the EU's slogan "unity in diversity."

Europe as Empire

  • Filename: europe-as-empire.
  • ISBN: 9780199231867
  • Release Date: 2007-10-11
  • Number of pages: 306
  • Author: Jan Zielonka
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

This book offers a strikingly new perspective on EU enlargement. Basing his findings on substantial empirical evidence, Zielonka presents a carefully argued account of the kind of political entity the European Union is becoming, with particular reference to recent enlargement.

Understanding European Union Law

  • Filename: understanding-european-union-law.
  • ISBN: 9780415699020
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 178
  • Author: Karen Davies
  • Publisher: Routledge

Understanding European Union Law is both an ideal introduction for students new to EU law and an essential addition to revision for the more accomplished. It is also indispensable reading for students on business studies courses. Fully revised and updated, this fifth edition continues to look at the main themes of EU law in a logical and progressive manner. Updated to recognise the increasing significance of citizenship on the Free Movement of Persons, this book provides the reader with a clear understanding of EU law, concentrating on how, and especially why, the law has developed as it has. The new edition incorporates numerous learning aids, including; summaries; end of chapter questions for self-testing and reflection; updated flow diagrams; a glossary of terms and important tips on how to approach examination questions. This student-friendly text is broad in scope and highly accessible, inspiring students toward further study and showing that understanding EU law can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

The European Union in the Wake of Eastern Enlargement

  • Filename: the-european-union-in-the-wake-of-eastern-enlargement.
  • ISBN: 0719065127
  • Release Date: 2005-05-20
  • Number of pages: 246
  • Author: Amy Verdun
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press

What will happen to the EU in the wake of enlargement? What are the institutional and policy-making changes in light of enlargement? This text deals with the theoretical, conceptual and historical processes that led to European Union enlargement.

European Union

  • Filename: european-union.
  • ISBN: 0415358140
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 406
  • Author: Jeremy John Richardson
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

This best-selling book delivers a comprehensive introduction to the policy-making processes at work in the European Union. Written by some of the leading authorities in the field, this new edition has been significantly improved to make it even more accessible for second and third year undergraduates. Addressing some of the more contentious areas in order to stimulate students interest, this book also continues to cover the vital elements of EU courses including: theory history institutions policy relations with member states external relations enlargement. A companion website also supports this edition, with a clear guide to more technical material such as statistics, as well as regular updates. This volume is essential reading for all students of politics and the European Union.

Understanding the European Union

  • Filename: understanding-the-european-union.
  • ISBN: PSU:000056332124
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 260
  • Author: John McCormick
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

A very substantially revised and expanded new edition of this highly-accessible and general introduction to the European Union; including full coverage of Eastward enlargement and of changing patterns of policy-making

European Tax Law

  • Filename: european-tax-law.
  • ISBN: 9789041123862
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 756
  • Author: B. J. M. Terra
  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International

This book is to serve as a textbook for advanced students of Tax law or Community law, and as a reference of Tax law and Community law practitioners and for the judiciary. It offers a systematic survey of the tax implications of European integration and of Community tax harmonisation policy, a discussion of the Community tax rules in force and pending, and an overview and a discussion of the EC Courts expanding case law in tax matters. Its contents may be divided into six main themes: the far-reaching consequences of general (non-fiscal) Community Law for national law, for tax treaties, for national tax procedure and for the national budget, as shown by the case law of the Court of Justice of the EC;Community harmonisation and coordination policy as regards indirect taxes and as regards direct taxes;current and pending secondary Community Law on indirect taxes (Value Added Tax, Community Customs Code, Excises, Capital Duty);current and pending secondary Community Law on direct taxes (Parent-subsidiary Directive, Merger Directive, cross-border loss relief);tax aspects of the European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) and the European Company (Societas Europeaa: SE);administrative assistance in the assessment and the recovery of tax claims between tax administrations of different Member States. All the recent changes to secondary Community law as regards taxes, including those adopted in November/December 2004 and those pursuant to the accession of ten new Member States, have been incorporated in this fourth edition.

Law The Basics

  • Filename: law-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781136681875
  • Release Date: 2012-09-10
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Gary Slapper
  • Publisher: Routledge

An engaging introduction to one of the most complex areas of modern life. The book introduces both the main components of the legal system - including judges, juries and law-makers - and key areas of law - contract, civil negligence, and criminal law - to provide the uninitiated with an ideal introduction to law. Key questions to be considered include: How are laws made? How do judges decide cases? What is the exact role of the EU in the legal system? What are your rights and duties under contract law? What is a crime and what are criminal defences? Throughout the book, a wide range of contemporary cases are examined to relate key legal concepts to familiar examples and real world situations.

The Institutions of the Enlarged European Union

  • Filename: the-institutions-of-the-enlarged-european-union.
  • ISBN: 9781848443785
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 262
  • Author: Edward Best
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

This book in addition of being remarkable academic reading contributes, on the highest scholarly level, to the furthering of our understanding of performance of the EU institutions which is essential for practitioners and researchers in the midst of the institutional crisis. Dominik Vuleti , Croatian International Relations Review . . . an impressively detailed introduction to the institutions and committees that form the core frameworks of EU activities including the EU Parliament, the European Central Bank, and the effects of EU membership expansion. The Institutions of the Enlarged European Union is very strongly recommended as an addition to governmental and university library International Studies reference collections in general, and European Union Studies supplemental reading lists in particular. Midwest Book Review The International Studies Shelf This excellent book in the series of studies on EU reform and enlargement is not as dry as it first appears. . . The contributors outline the key changes as well as patterns of continuity in the institutional policies of the EU and their research which I feel will be highly beneficial to lawyers, economists and politicians. . . I found the book to be invaluable for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students of EU politics and administrative science, as well as researchers, practitioners and journalists working in the fields of European studies more widely. Phillip Taylor, The Barrister This timely, comprehensive and authoritative study provides much food for thought for European policy makers, particularly in the current situation of uncertainty about the Lisbon Treaty. The authors basically upbeat findings that, despite the arrival of twelve new member states in one big bang and one after shock, it has been pretty much business as usual for the EU s institutions will comfort both those who worried about the EU s capacity to act in the absence of institutional reform and those who argued that such reform was unnecessary. But the editors identify a number of emerging dynamics that will be of concern to all who care about the Union s democratic future: increasing formalisation of meetings and procedures on the one hand, coupled with an increase in informal, pre-cooked deals on the other; increasing primacy of the administrative over the political; and a growing trend towards presidentialisation within the institutions, with continued efficiency requiring more emphasis on the primus than on the pares . The editors conclude that, while the European Union s institutional system continues to function and might even become more efficient, the price to be paid could further distance the Union from the citizens it seeks to serve. Martin Westlake, Secretary General, European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, Belgium This volume reports a thorough appraisal of how the EU institutions have fared since the 2004 enlargement. In essence the answer is more of the same, with no evidence of gridlock. Business has been conducted in similar ways and at similar levels of output, helped by procedural adaptation. The new member states have slotted into the existing routines of the Union. Helen Wallace, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK How have the main institutions and decision-making processes of the EU responded to the arrival of new member states? This book assesses the actual state of the EU institutions in the years after the 2004 enlargement, examining each of the main institutional actors as well as trends in legislative output, implementing measures and non-legislative approaches. The contributors outline the key changes as well as patterns of continuity in the institutional politics of the EU. The analysis finds that breakdown has been avoided by a combination of assimilation of the new member states and adaptation of the system, without any fundamental transformation of the institutions. Nonetheless, they conclude that it

Global Multi level Governance

  • Filename: global-multi-level-governance.
  • ISBN: 9789280811391
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 275
  • Author: César de Prado
  • Publisher: United Nations University Press

Since the end of the Cold War, European and East Asian states have developed a series of unique trans-boundary structures and agreements, such as the European Union and ASEAN, and through new bilateral, multilateral and inter-regional relationships both Europe and East Asia are helping to transform other regions and the global community. This publication examines the complex emergence of a multi-level global governance system through innovative developments in info-communications governance; the role of policy advisors, think-tanks and related track-2 processes; and changes in higher education systems.

Experimentalist Governance in the European Union

  • Filename: experimentalist-governance-in-the-european-union.
  • ISBN: 9780191610189
  • Release Date: 2010-02-25
  • Number of pages: 386
  • Author: Charles F. Sabel
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

This book advances a novel interpretation of EU governance. Its central claim is that the EU's regulatory successes within-and increasingly beyond-its borders rest on the emergence of a recursive process of framework rule making and revision by European and national actors across a wide range of policy domains. In this architecture, framework goals and measures for gauging their achievement are established by joint action of the Member States and EU institutions. Lower-level units are given the freedom to advance these ends as they see fit. But in return for this autonomy, they must report regularly on their performance and participate in a peer review in which their results are compared with those of others pursuing different means to the same general ends. The framework goals, performance measures, and decision-making procedures are themselves periodically revised by the actors, including new participants whose views come to be seen as indispensable to full and fair deliberation. The editors' introduction sets out the core features of this experimentalist architecture and contrasts it to conventional interpretations of EU governance, especially the principal-agent conceptions underpinning many contemporary theories of democratic sovereignty and effective, legitimate law making. Subsequent chapters by an interdisciplinary group of European and North American scholars explore the architecture's applicability across a series of key policy domains, including data privacy, financial market regulation, energy, competition, food safety, GMOs, environmental protection, anti-discrimination, fundamental rights, justice and home affairs, and external relations. Their authoritative studies show both how recent developments often take an experimentalist turn but also admit of multiple, contrasting interpretations or leave open the possibility of reversion to more familiar types of governance. The results will be indispensable for all those concerned with the nature of the EU and its contribution to contemporary governance beyond the nation-state.

European Union Law

  • Filename: european-union-law.
  • ISBN: 9780415456852
  • Release Date: 2008-08-15
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Routledge-caven
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Routledge-Cavendish Lawcards are your complete, pocket-sized guides to key examinable areas of the undergraduate law curriculum and the CPE/GDL. Their concise text, user-friendly layout and compact format make them an ideal revision aid. Helping you to identify, understand and commit to memory the salient points of each area of the law, shouldn’t you make Routledge-Cavendish Lawcards your essential revision companions? Fully updated and revised with all the most important recent legal developments, Routledge-Cavendish Lawcards are now packed with even more features: New revision checklists help you to consolidate the key issues within each topic Colour coded highlighting really makes cases and legislation stand out New tables of cases and legislation make for easy reference Boxed case notes pick out the cases that are most likely to come up in exams More diagrams and flowcharts clarify and condense complex and important topics "…these spiral-bound beauties…are an excellent starting point for any enthusiastic reviser. The books are concise and get right down to the nitty-gritty of each topic." Lex Magazine Routledge-Cavendish Lawcards are now supported by a Companion Website at

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