Conflict Negotiation And European Union Enlargement

Author: Christina J. Schneider
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521514819
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Considers why the European Union admits additional states even though current members might lose from their accession.

Integrating The Balkans

Author: Maire Braniff
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857719882
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Emerging from a decade of violent ethnic and inter-state conflict during the 1990s, the countries of the Western Balkans entered a phase of rebuilding and reconciliation. Due to the key role played by the EU in the region’s rebuilding efforts, Integrating the Balkans explores this institution’s considerable efforts to influence and shape the nature of state, society and foreign relations of the Western Balkans, as it utilised the promise of membership as a vital tool to exert its influence. _x000D_ _x000D_ With a central focus on Croatia and Serbia, Máire Braniff explores the nature of political conditionality as the foremost instrument of EU engagement in the Western Balkans, as well as examining the relationships and social learning processes that are brought about by increasing engagement and integration. The picture that materialises is one of the EU’s discernible, but often contradictory, impact as it offers the carrot of EU membership in the hope that the legacies of the past conflict can be re-evaluated, re-imagined and transformed. _x000D_ _x000D_ By also analysing the conditions that come with EU aid, such as co-operation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Braniff offers a fascinating analysis of the politicization and militarization of the EU Accession promises, terms and conditions. This book thus highlights the debates surrounding the functionality and effectiveness of the enlargement approach in the Western Balkans, building on discussions revolving around previous enlargement processes and wider issues of international intervention. _x000D_ _x000D_ Bringing together important archival sources of EU, Croatian and Serbian actors, Braniff analyses the nuanced transition process that has been framed and transformed by the promise of EU membership, offering an extremely important perspective for all those involved in the study and practice of the processes of European integration and post-conflict resolution.

European Union Enlargement

Author: Thomas Mehlhausen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317479297
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The continuous expansion of the European Union has transformed its very own self-conception. While Eastern enlargement was widely celebrated as the ‘reuniting of Europe’, the sheer number of applicants, their low economic development and the need for new states to transform in accordance with EU values required considerable adjustments to the EU’s self-image. By examining the European Council’s contentious approval of the Mediterranean and Central and Eastern European countries in the 1970s and 1990s, this book investigates why the European Union enlarges. Based on new and hitherto not analysed data, it introduces the concept of ‘anomie’ to the discourse and, in doing so, makes a timely contribution to the literature of constitutional politics and enlargement of the European Union. This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of the European Union, area studies (European studies, central and east European studies, Mediterranean studies) and more broadly comparative politics and constitutional politics.

The European Union

Author: Daniel Kenealy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199685371
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The European Union: How does it work? is the perfect introduction to the EU's structure and operations for those coming to the subject for the first time. An expert team of scholars and practitioners cut through the complexity to explain how the EU works in practice, and equip students withthe knowledge and skills they need to master the subject. The fourth edition of this successful textbook reflects the ongoing changes in the EU in the aftermath of the Eurozone crises, and the global context in which the EU exists. It also features expanded coverage of theories of European integration and policy making, and considers the hugely topicaldebate about the UK's future in the EU.

The European Union Integration And Enlargement

Author: R. Daniel Kelemen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317612779
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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.

Enlargement Of The European Union

Author: Allan F. Tatham
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041124632
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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.

The European Union And The Cyprus Conflict

Author: Thomas Diez
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719060793
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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.

Britain S Failure To Enter The European Community 1961 63

Author: George Wilkes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136307079
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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.

The Eu And Territorial Politics Within Member States

Author: Angela K. Bourne
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004141650
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"The EU and Territorial Politics Within Member States" draws on case studies from Germany, Belgium, Spain, the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Ireland and Italy to address the question: Does the European Union create new conflicts among territorial entities within member states or provide new avenues for the resolution of conflicts between them?

Resolving The Cyprus Conflict

Author: M. Michael
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230103383
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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.