The European Union: Integration and Enlargement

Author: R. Daniel Kelemen,Anand Menon,Jonathan Slapin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317612760

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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This book explores one of the central challenges facing the EU today – how to reconcile enlargement with the pursuit of a stronger and more effective European Union. While the relationship between widening and deepening has been recognized for years as one of the big questions in the field of European integration, existing theoretical and empirical analyses of this relationship suffer from a variety of shortcomings. This book brings together a group of EU scholars who significantly advance our understanding of the relationship between widening and deepening. The contributors challenge a variety of ‘common wisdoms’ concerning the relationship between widening and deepening and offer nuanced theoretical and empirical analysis of the relationship between these two vital dimensions of European integration. Collectively, the contributors to this volume offer the most comprehensive picture available to date of the multi-faceted relationship between widening and deepening. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.

The Europeanisation of Conflict Resolution

Regional Integration and Conflicts from the 1950s to the 21st Century

Author: Boyka Stefanova

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1847797857

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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This book is about the EU's role in conflict resolution and reconciliation in Europe. Ever since it was implemented as a political project of the post-World War II reality in Western Europe, European integration has been credited with performing conflict resolution functions. It allegedly transformed the long-standing adversarial relationship between France and Germany into a strategic partnership. Conflict in Western Europe became obsolete. The end of the Cold War further reinforced its role as a regional peace project. While these evolutionary dynamics are uncontested, the deeper meaning of the process, its transformative power, is still to be elucidated. How does European integration restore peace when its equilibrium is broken and conflict or the legacies of enmity persist? This book sets out to do exactly that. It explores the peace and conflict-resolution role of European integration by testing its somewhat vague, albeit well-established, macro-political rationale of a peace project in the practical settings of conflicts. The analytical lens of that of Europeanization. The central argument of the book is that the evolution of the policy mix, resources, framing influences and political opportunities through which European integration affects conflicts and processes of conflict resolution demonstrates a historical trend through which the EU has become an indispensable factor of conflict resolution . It begins with the pooling together of policy-making at the European level for the management of particular sectors (early integration in the European Coal and Steel Community) through the functioning of core EU policies (Northern Ireland) to the challenges of enlargement (Cyprus) and the European perspective for the Western Balkans (Kosovo). The book will be of value to academics and non-expert observers alike with an interest in European integration and peace studies.

The European Union and the Cyprus Conflict

Modern Conflict, Postmodern Union

Author: Thomas Diez

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719060793

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 5337

This book is a multi-faceted exploration of the Cyprus conflict in Europe, which investigates the international settling of the conflict, its modernist features, particularly European influences over identity, and postmodernization as a possible solution. The contributors to this book not only pursue fresh theoretical perspectives in an area that has so far been largely under-theorized, but also critically examine current European policies in search of alternatives.

The Responsive Union

National Elections and European Governance

Author: Christina J. Schneider

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108472311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

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The EU's perceived lack of responsiveness to ordinary citizens has created a serious crisis of democratic legitimacy that threatens its very survival. In this timely book, Schneider presents a comprehensive account of how EU governments signal responsiveness to the interests of their citizens over European policies.

Enlargement of the European Union

Author: Allan F. Tatham

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041124632

Category: Political Science

Page: 555

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The development of EU enlargement has raised many thorny issues unanticipated by the framers of the EC Treaty. A significant upshot of these issues is that the concept of European identity - defined in terms of such factors as culture, history and economics - has supplanted the long-dominant theme of 'widening and deepening, ' particularly since the Union's expansion has become primarily eastward. The major contribution of this important book lies in its analysis of the conceptualization and perception of enlargement from various points of view, focusing on the concerns of stakeholders and the 'identity' conflicts and uncertainties incurred by enlargement initiatives. In the course of its presentation, it details the actual pre-accession Europeanization process and its complex history. Among the key elements discussed are the following: the conflict between 'widening' and 'deepening' and the effect on EU institutional reform; institutional requirements on candidate countries; pre-accession criteria and negotiations; administrative capacity, judicial capacity, and legal approximation in accession states; capacity of the EU to absorb new Member States; and EC law as part of European identity. Also covered are specific historical details of particular pre-accession negotiations (e.g., Greece, Spain, Portugal, Malta, and Cyprus), the still inconclusive negotiations with Turkey and the Western Balkan states, and political factors involved in the non-accession of Norway, Iceland and Switzerland. Assembling powerful evidence and applying incisive analysis, the author's conclusion shows that, absent further (and major) EU institutional reform, it will be difficult for an enlarging Union to continue to 'deliver the goods.' A watershed in the continuing great debate on the fulfilment of the EC Treaty's determination to foster and promote 'an ever closer union of the peoples of Europe, ' this book will prove invaluable to anybody interested in the European integration project, particularly lawyers, academics, officials and policymakers in the EU Member States.

Britain's Failure to Enter the European Community, 1961-63

The Enlargement Negotiations and Crises in European, Atlantic and Commonwealth Relations

Author: George Wilkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136307079

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8349

The essays collected here outline a number of factors which made the EC too young to be able to assimilate Britain's important interests, and the British over-optimistic in their approach to negotiations with the Community. The role of conflict over Western strategy and European political union in the breakdown of the negotiations is re-assessed, and the negotiations over agriculture and the Commonwealth are revealed in an entirely new light.

European Union Foreign and Security Policy

Towards a Neighbourhood Strategy

Author: Roland Dannreuther

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415322987

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 8971

This text examines the degree to which the European Union has been able to respond as a coherent and strategic actor towards the developmental and security needs of its immediate neighbourhood in the post-Cold War period.


Hintergrund, Entwicklung, Fakten

Author: Martin Sajdik

Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft


Category: Euroepan Union

Page: 299

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Resolving the Cyprus Conflict

Negotiating History

Author: M. Michael

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230103383

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 7695

By placing the conflict in its historical, ideological, ethno-political and geostrategic context, the book extends beyond conventional realist approaches and lays bare those less visible dimensions that are often ignored by analysts and policy-makers alike.

EU Accession Dynamics and Conflict Resolution

Catalysing Peace Or Consolidating Partition in Cyprus?

Author: Nathalie Tocci

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.


Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 6116

The prospect of Cyprus' EU membership was long hoped to act as a catalyst for a settlement of the island's conflict, yet the island remained divided when it joined the EU in 2004. This study analyzes the case of Cyprus and the EU, exploring the accession process, EU policies towards the conflict, and projections for the resolution of the conflict within the EU framework.

The Politics of European Union Enlargement

Theoretical Approaches

Author: Frank Schimmelfennig,Ulrich Sedelmeier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134234252

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

View: 1629

This is a key reference text presenting the latest first-rate approaches to the study of European enlargement. Developed and significantly expanded from a special issue of the leading Journal of European Public Policy, this new volume draws on the insights from the recently emerging theoretically-informed literature on the EU's eastern enlargement and complements these studies with original articles that combine a theoretical approach with comparative analyses. These expert contributors focus on the broader theoretical debates and their implications for the enlargement of the EU, as well as placing the enlargement of the EU within the broader context of the expansion of international organisations and the study of institutions in international relations.

Turkey and the European Union

Domestic Politics, Economic Integration and International Dynamics

Author: Ali Carkoglu,Barry Rubin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135761191

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 7384

These papers examine the history behind Turkey's application for EU membership. The contributors tackle the thorny issues of Cyprus, Turkey's attitude towards a common defence policy and Turkish parliamentarians' views on the nation's relations with the European Union.

The European Commission

An Essential Guide to the Institution, the Procedures and the Policies

Author: Gerhard Sabathil,Klemens Joos,Bernd Kessler

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749452668

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 1816

Some view the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, as one of the most innovative administrative bodies in the world, while others see it as a bureaucratic giant. This book does away with these superficial and simplified ideas. It shows how the Commission acts with other players as part of a balanced system of decision-making. Straightforward and accessible, it de-mystifies procedures, practices, and policies which, up until now, have been perceived by many as baffling and oblique.

National Interests and European Integration

Discourse and Politics of Blair, Chirac and Schröder

Author: K. Milzow

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271671

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

View: 4586

This study combines an account of Blair, Chirac, Schröder and their attitudes towards European integration. It analyzes political discourses on 'national interests' and the EU, the frequently debated role of political discourse, the concept of national interest, and offers an alternative point of view on intergovernmental interaction.

Turkey’s Accession to the European Union

An Unusual Candidacy

Author: Constantine Arvanitopoulos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540881972

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

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European views on Turkey’s membership in the EU have been split between those in support of its full integration and those advocating a privileged partnership. To the extent that many of the latter proposals imply that Turkey will be partially integrated within Europe in certain areas, the question of Turkey’s accession is probably not about ‘if’, but about ‘how much’ integration there will be within the Union’s structures. The purpose of this book is not to offer a definitive response to this question. The book aims instead to examine the complexity of the issues pertaining to Turkey’s prospective EU membership by presenting several, often divergent, accounts of the political, security and socio-economic dimensions of the entire process. The book provides a forum for an exchange of views among distinguished scholars and researchers from different national backgrounds in order to contribute to the ongoing public discussion of Turkey’s accession. Sophisticated, informative and refreshing in its argumentation, the book provides an excellent overview of the complexities of Turkey’s accession to the EU membership. Professor Mustafa Aydin, TOBB University of Economics and Technology A refreshing view from the European periphery, an original mirror of the Union's central challenges. Professor Georges Prevelakis, University of Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne

Geopolitics of European Union Enlargement

The Fortress Empire

Author: Warwick Armstrong,James Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134301316

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 2745

Under the impact of accelerated globalization, transnational integration and international security concerns, the geopolitics of Europe's borders and border regions has become an area of critical interest. The progressive enlargement of the EU has positioned its borders at the heart of recent discussions on the changing nature of the EU, the meaning of 'Europe' and what constitutional shape a more politically unified Europe might take. With enlargement, the EU must elaborate strategies to contend with a fiercely competitive world - and to build fortress-like defences against perceived tensions arising from greater cultural mixing and threats such as terrorism. The authors build up an integral picture of the EU's internal and external borders and borderlands to reveal the processes of re-bordering and social change currently taking place in Europe. They explore issues such as security, immigration, economic development and changing social and political attitudes, as well as the EU's relations with the Islamic world and other world powers. The book embraces an array of disciplinary, ideological and theoretical perspectives, offering detailed case studies of different border regions and the concerns of the local inhabitants, while engaging in broader discussions of developments across Europe, state policies and the EU's relations with neighbouring states. Geopolitics of European Union Enlargement will be of key interest to students and researchers in the fields of European politics, geography, international studies, sociology and anthropology.

Der Zypernkonflikt & die Europäische Union

Die geteilte Mittelmeerinsel als Sonderfall der Osterweiterung: „Historisches, Lösungsversuche, EU-Bemühungen und Ausblick“

Author: Stefan Fersterer

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640153464

Category: Political Science

Page: 20

View: 1910

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Thema: Europäische Union, Note: 1, Universität Salzburg (Institut für Politikwissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Proseminar: „Die Osterweiterung der Europäischen Union“, 12 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die am 01. Mai 2004 erfolgte Aufnahme von 10 neuen Ländern aus dem ost- und südosteuropäischen Raum markierte für die Europäische Union ein historisches Ereignis. Mit dem „Big Bang“ der Aufstockung der Staatengemeinschaft von vorher 15 auf nunmehr 25 Mitgliedsstaaten konnte die Union einerseits eines ihrer sehnsüchtigsten Ziele verwirklichen (Stichwort: Friedensprojekt), hat sich damit jedoch gleichzeitig auch neuen großen Herausforderungen gestellt, welche es in Zukunft erfolgreich zu bewältigen gilt. Der Erfolg der Osterweiterung wird bereits nach kurzer Zeit nämlich nicht mehr an der bereits gelungenen Heranführung der Neuen an die Union gemessen werden, sondern an Indikatoren wie der künftigen Integrationsfähigkeit und Bereitschaft der 10 sowie allgemein an der weiteren Entwicklung der Europäischen Union. Da der Dauerkonflikt um die in einen mehrheitlich griechischen und einen kleineren türkischen Teil gespaltene Insel Zypern auch im Zuge des Beitrittsprozesses des Landes nicht erfolgreich gelöst werden konnte, wird dieser Frage in den künftigen Agenden der EU verstärkte Bedeutung zukommen. Der Fokus der Union wird sich primär allein schon deshalb auf diese Thematik richten, weil sich diese durch den Beitritt Zyperns zu einer brisanten Auseinandersetzung innerhalb der EU-Grenzen verschoben hat. Eine erhöhte Aufmerksamkeit in der Zypern-Frage stellt zusätzlich die Forderung der Union nach einer zumindest de facto Anerkennung des griechischzypriotischen Inselteils durch die Türkei dar, welche nach den Vorstellungen der EU bereits vor dem Beginn der Beitrittsverhandlungen mit Ankara im Oktober 2005 zu erfolgen hat. Aus der vorherigen Einleitung sowie thematischen Eingrenzung leite ich nun folgende zentralen Fragestellungen ab: WELCHE ZENTRALEN STOLPERSTEINE STEHEN AUS DERZEITIGER SICHT EINER DAUERHAFTEN LÖSUNG DER ZYPERN-FRAGE IM WEG? WIE KANN DIE DYNAMIK DES VON DER GRIECHISCHZYPRIOTISCHEN FÜHRUNG VORANGETRIEBENEN EUROPÄISCHEN INTEGRATIONSPROZESSES HINSICHTLICH IHRER AUSWIRKUNGEN AUF DEN WEITERHIN UNGELÖSTEN ZYPERN-KONFLIKT BEWERTET WERDEN?