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Luigi Burroni - Alberto Gherardini - Gemma Scalise

Policy Failure in the Triangle of Growth: Labour Market, Human Capital, and Innovation in Spain and Italy

in South European Society&Politics, vol. 24, no.1, p. 29-52

This article focuses on the Italian and Spanish models of growth and analyses labour market, human capital and innovation policy reforms since the mid 1990s. The comparison with France and Germany shows the constraints that have hindered the rise of institutional complementarities and the competitiveness of the two Mediterranean countries already before the introd uction of the euro and the outbreak of the 2008 crisis. The analysis highlights both similarities and structural differences between Italy and Spain and demonstrates the long-term institutional conditions that explain why the economic breakdown has had such a deep impact on the two countries.
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Paolo Bargiacchi

Are European Security Policies Learning Some Lessons from United States on Migration and Human Rights?

in Marko Novakovic (ed.) Common Law and Civil Law Today - Convergence and Divergence

Authors from 13 countries come together in this edited volume, Common Law and Civil Law Today: Convergence and Divergence, to present different aspects of the relationship and intersections between common and civil law. Approaching the relationship between common and civil law from different perspectives and from different fields of law, this book offers an intriguing insight into the similarities, differences and connections between these two major legal traditions.
Vernon Press
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Francesco Costamagna

At the Roots of Regulatory Competition in the EU: Cross-border Movement of Companies as a Way to Exercise a Genuine Economic Activity or just Law Shopping?

in European Papers, vol. 4, no.1, p. 185-205

The Article critically engages with the case law of the Court of Justice on the application of Treaty provisions on freedom of establishment to cross-border transfers of companies. In particular, it demonstrates that the Court has come to consider the possibility for companies to use freedom of establishment as a tool to choose the law applicable to them as an objective of the relevant Treaty provisions, rather than as an abuse.
European Papers
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Michela Ceccorulli

Back to Schengen: the Collective Securitisation of the EU Free-Border Area

in West European Politics, vol. 42, p. 302 - 322

This article considers how a major influx of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East during 2015 led to an EU-initiated collective securitisation of the Schengen space.
Routledge
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Anna Caffarena - Giuseppe Gabusi

China's Belt and Road Initiative in Eurasia: Space-Shaping as Ordering

in S. Giusti and I. Mirkina (eds.) The EU in a Trans-European Space: External Relations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East

This book examines political, social, and economic interactions in highly interconnected areas, stretching from Europe to Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia, labelled as Trans-Europe. The first part of the book focuses on the interests of several leading actors in Trans-Europe. The second part deals with the actions of national actors trying to compete with the EU influence in their shared neighbourhood. The third part studies cross-border issues, such as economic dynamics, migration flows and energy markets in the Trans-European space.
Palgrave macmillan
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Richard Youngs

Civic Activism Unleashed: New Hope or False Dawn for Democracy?

One of the signal events in global politics in the last decade has been the transformation of political and civic activism. Not only is the new activism qualitatively different in character from what it was in 2000; its intensity and frequency have dramatically increased.
Carnegie Europe
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Sarah L Beringer - Sylvia Maier - Markus Thiel

EU Development Policies - Between Norms and Geopolitics

The European Union (EU), while collectively constituting the world’s largest development provider, has come under internal and external pressures over the past decade. This book argues that the EU’s development policies are situated between the bloc’s normative ideals and the global geopolitical realities in which it is embedded. In order to investigate these tensions, it asks how far the 'normative power' Europe concept exists in EU development policies, and how far it is recognizable in the EU’s focus on human rights, the rule of law, and sustainability. In light of the tension in EU development policies between those ideals and the necessity to project neoliberal and geopolitical interests, how do receiving countries perceive the EU’s development efforts? This volume, complete with contributions from academics from a wide range of disciplines based all around the globe, provides answers to these essential questions.
Palgrave Macmillan
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Michelangelo Conoscenti

Europe at the Centre of Military Inform and Influence Activities: Implications for the European Public Debate.

in Problemi dell'informazione, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 117-144

This paper stems from three fundamental tenets: the first is to challenge the idea that the efforts made by the EU to reduce the democratic deficit by investing in communication strategies have been effective. The second is that populism feeds its political action and develops its narratives exploiting the adversaries’ weaknesses, turning them into its strongholds. The third is that recent political debates in the European countries have transformed the European Public Space into a militarised one. The paper will discuss how Europe could try to adopt a thorough strategic communication policy that considers the attempt to transform the European informative environment into one that is currently the target of military Inform and Influence actions by adversary entities.
Il Mulino
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Kalypso Nicolaïdis

Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit

"Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice" offers a unique take both on Brexit and on the power of mythical stories to frame our democratic conversation. Kalypso Nicolaidis conjures up three archetypes to explore the competing visions that have clashed so dramatically over the meaning of Brexit, whether as the ultimate demonstration of British exceptionalism, a harbinger of terrible truths or sacrifice on the altar of EU unity.
Unbound
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Michela Ceccorulli - Serena Giusti

From Soviet Satellite to Regional Power: Poland after 1989

in Federiga Bindi (ed.), Europe and America. The End of the Transatlantic Relationship?

Foreign policy is like physics: vacuums quickly fill. As the United States retreats from the international order it helped put in place and maintain since the end of World War II, Russia is rapidly filling the vacuum. Federiga Bindi’s new book assesses the consequences of this retreat for transatlantic relations and Europe, showing how the current path of US foreign policy is leading to isolation and a sharp decrease of US influence in international relations.
Brookings Institution
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Daniela R. Piccio

Party Responses to Social Movements: Challenges and Opportunities

Across the West, the explosion of social movement activity since the late 1960s has constituted a “participatory revolution” that has posed profound challenges for formal political parties. Through an analysis of new interviews, institutional documents, and a host of other largely unexploited sources, Daniela R. Piccio provides a rich and empirically grounded exploration of the wide-ranging responses to these movements. Focusing on Italy and the Netherlands since the 1970s, Party Responses to Social Movements demonstrates how political parties have incorporated the demands of movements to a surprising extent, even as both have grappled with fundamental and inevitable tensions between their respective roles and aims.
Berghan Books
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Roberta Ricucci

Peur et identité dans les discours europeéns, «De Europa» (special issue)

in Problemi dell'informazione, vol.44, no.1, p. 233-234

perché ci si percepisce come parte di una comunità? quali sono i motivi alla base di un'azione comune, una posizione politica o ancor più del riconoscimento reciproco di una caratteristica identitaria? Nella storia delle società umane da sempre una particolare rilevanza è stata riscoperta dalla condivisione di emozioni, letteralmente un "sentire comune". Solo in tempi relativamente recenti, tuttavia, questo elemento è stato reso oggetto di studio in modo approfodntio in campi disciplinari diversi e interrelati tra loro, da quello linguistico a quello sociologico a quello più specificatamente politologico.
Il mulino
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Stefano Montaldo

Swords Shielding Security? The Use of Databases in Criminal Cooperation within the European Union: Challenges and Prospects

in Elena Carpanelli and Nicole Lazzerini (eds.) Use and Misuse of Technology: Contemporary Challenges under International and European Law

The Chapter analyses the changing scenario of information technology cooperation for law enforcement purposes in the EU. It proposes a taxonomy of existing information cooperation tools, based on two criteria: the cooperation techniques and the institutional settings governing information exchange. On this basis, the analysis briefly addresses the increasing involvement of private (economic) actors in contributing to cooperation in criminal matters and the quest for a higher degree of interoperability among various information systems. While highlighting the risks connected to prioritizing security concerns, the Chapter also underscores the integrative potential of information cooperation in a common European space without internal borders.
Springer
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Sonia Lucarelli

The EU as a Securitising Agent? Testing the Model, Advancing the Literature

in West European Politics vol.42, no.2, p. 413-436

EU actorness even in turbulent times has been re-affirmed by a largely overlooked phenomenon – namely, the emergence of the EU as an agent of collective securitisation. The fundamental claim of securitisation theory is that threat emergence and management are shaped by the actions of a securitising agent that explicitly links together the social construction of the threat with socially acceptable governance or policy measures. This concluding piece of the Special Issue proceeds from the twin assumptions that securitisation is possible within the EU space and that securitisation affects the nature and modalities of EU security governance across different policy domains.
Routledge
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Christopher Hill

The Future of British Foreign PolicySecurity and Diplomacy in a World after Brexit

Since 1945, Britain has had to cope with a slow descent from international primacy. The decline in global influence was intended to be offset by the United Kingdom’s entry into Europe in 1975, with the result that national foreign policy came to rest on the two pillars of the Atlantic alliance and the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU. Yet, with Brexit, one of these pillars is now being removed, leaving Britain facing some serious challenges arising from the prospect of independence.In this incisive book, Christopher Hill explores what lies ahead for British foreign policy in the shadows of Brexit and a more distant and protectionist America under Donald Trump. While there is much talk of a renewed global profile for the UK, Hill cautions that this is going to be difficult to turn into practical reality. Geography, history and limited resources mean that Britain is doomed to seek a continued foreign policy partnership with the Member States of the Union – only now it will be from outside the room looking in. As a result, there is the distinct possibility that both British and European foreign policies will end up worse off as the result of their divorce.
Polity
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Andrea Pritoni

United in fear: Interest group coalition formation as a weapon of the weak?

in European Union Politics, Vol 20, no. 2

Although many interest groups work together perpetually, most academic studies agree that coalition formation does not lead to more influence. In this article, we try to explain these puzzling findings. While former research generally tends to frame the decision of forming an interest group coalition as a strength, in this paper, we argue that coalition building should be considered as a ‘weapon of the weak’. Interest groups fearing that they are insufficiently influential, and whose very existence as an organisation is at risk, are more likely to coalesce. This theoretical framework is tested on a sample of around 3000 interest groups in six European countries – Belgium, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Sweden – and the European Union. Empirical findings clearly demonstrate that perceived fears – oriented towards both organisational survival and policy influence – have an effect on how likely it is that an interest group will decide to build a coalition.
SAGE Publications
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Dawn Nagar - Charles Mutasa

Africa and the World: Bilateral and Multilateral International Diplomacy

This book probes key issues pertaining to Africa’s relations with global actors. It provides a comprehensive trajectory of Africa’s relations with key bilateral and major multilateral actors, assessing how the Cold War affected the African state systems’ political policies, its economies, and its security. Taken together, the essays in this volume provide a collective understanding of Africa’s drive to improve the capacity of its state of global affairs, and assess whether it is in fact able to do so.
Palgrave Macmillan
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András Bozóki - Dániel Hegedűs

An externally constrained hybrid regime: Hungary in the European Union

in Democratization, vol. 25, no 7, p. 1173-1189

The paper focuses on the unique, role model characteristics of the Hungarian hybrid regime, the Hungarian political system’s new incarnation forged in the past years’ democratic backsliding process. Following the short review of the main hybrid regime literature and the key analyses putting the democratic quality of the Hungarian political system under the microscope, the paper argues that Hungary’s European Union (EU) membership, the competencies of EU institutions, and the scope of EU law have played a crucial role in the development of the system’s unique characteristics. Based on this argument, the paper qualifies Hungary as an “externally constrained hybrid regime”. However, the EU does not only fulfil system constraining functions regarding the Hungarian regime, but performs system support and system legitimation functions as well. Ultimately, the changing scope of these functions, determined by the European integration’s internal dynamics, influences first and foremost the Hungarian power elite’s strategic considerations about the country’s future EU membership.
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Michelangelo Conoscenti

Big Data, Small Data, Broken Windows and Fear Discourse: Brexit, the EU and the Majority Illusion.

in DE EUROPA, vol.1, no.2, p. 65-82

Although Brexit has been considered an unexpected ‘incident’ by the majority of observers, this paper challenges this idea. It thus considers the recent discussion on ‘filter bubbles’ and ‘selective exposure on social media’ Spohr (2017) to document how an increasing consumption of news and information through specific web platforms has effects on the ideological polarization of public opinion. These thus explain the genesis of this particular event. It will be shown how these dynamics have been considered by the Vote Leave campaign during the 2016 EU referendum in the UK. Exploiting echo chambers they were able to successfully crystallize a number of issues through a narrative that resonated with the British voters’ feelings transforming them into ‘issues’ that could be identified in a single concept: a populistic and creeping xenophobic fear discourse (Wodak 2015).
Dipartimento di Culture, Politica e Società - Università di Torino
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John Akokpari

Consistency in Inconsistency: South Africa’s Foreign Policies in International Organizations

in J. Warner and T.M. Shaw (eds.) African Foreign Policies in International Institutions

This book is the first to exclusively consider the foreign policy tendencies of African states in international institutions. As an edited volume offering empirically based perspectives from a variety of scholars, this project disabuses the notion that Africa should be considered a "niche" interest in the field of foreign policy analysis. It asserts that the actions of the continent's states collectively serve as an important heuristic by which to interrogate and understand the foreign policies of other global states, and are not simply "anomalously" extant entities whose actions should be studied only insofar as they deviate from predictions based on the experiences of Western or other non-African states.
Palgrave macmillan
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Raffaele Marchetti

Debating Migration to Europe: Welfare vs Identity

This concise, pointed contribution to the ongoing debate in Europe on the controversial phenomena of migration will appeal to the general reader, represent a significant contribution to the scholarly debate, and be an essential teaching and discussion tool.
Routledge
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Nicoletta Pirozzi

EU Member States’ Capabilities in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: Personnel and Technology

in Global Affairs, Vol. 4, no. 2, p. 141-155

This article provides an overview of Member States’ key capabilities – namely personnel and technology – in light of main EU goals in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, revealing a heterogeneous landscape. While acknowledging that the EU owns some of these capabilities, the article is primarily intended to highlight the assets and manpower available at the national level, with a view to understanding how these capabilities might better support and strengthen the EU’s role in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Relevant data collected through four case studies – France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden – is used to understand if currently available capabilities are adequate to match EU objectives
Routledge
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Gilbert M. Khadiagala

Europe-African Relations in the Era of Uncertainty

in D. Nagar and C. Mutasa Africa and the World: Bilateral and Multilateral International Diplomacy

Chapter 19 argues that the events of 2016, especially Brexit, the crisis of confidence around regional integration in Europe, the controversial economic partnership agreements (EPAs), the cutting of EU funding to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and the clamping down on African immigrants in the Mediterranean, are likely to have serious repercussions on what seems to be a fading relationship between Europe and Africa. Another issue of consternation is Europe’s introduction of migration control as a new condition for development cooperation following the refugee crisis.
Springer
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Alberto Majocchi

European Budget and Sustainable Growth

In the first part of the book an analysis is developed regarding the fiscal structure of the Monetary Union, starting by the Maastricht constraints and going through the Stability and Growth Pact to the Fiscal Compact. The main idea is that a new structure of the European budget should be promoted, with an increased size and new own resources, overcoming the limits of the current structure either on the revenue side or on the expenditure one.The second part is devoted to the problem of providing new own resources to the European budget. After a brief overview of the current system and its limits, the main proposal is to introduce a carbon tax that will complement the existing Emission Trading System. The new tax should be levied on the emissions of carbon dioxide generated by the use of fossil fuel, with a rate proportional to the carbon content of the fuel.
Peter Lang
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Raffaele Marchetti

Government–NGOs Relationships in Africa, Asia, Europe and MENA

his volume brings together some of the most recent scholarship on government and civil society. It examines the axis of the relationship between national governments and civil society organisations (NGOs) by highlighting commonalities as well as differences among four key regions in the world. Using the stability vs. instability framework, the book explores a range of pertinent issues, including human rights, development, foreign policy, state-building, regime change, governance frameworks, wars and civil liberties. It studies diverse situations, from those entailing comprehensive cooperation to those involving politically contentious and revolutionary activities.
Routledge
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Gianni Bonvicini - Lorenzo Vai

Iniziative e proposte per la riforma dell’Ue

in Ettore Greco (a cura di), L’Italia al bivio. Rapporto sulla politica estera italiana

L’Italia è a un bivio. Risollevatosi a fatica da una prolungata crisi economica, ma alle prese con persistenti problemi strutturali che ne limitano la proiezione internazionale, il Paese deve misurarsi con una serie di sfide interne ed esterne che richiedono scelte impegnative, ma ineludibili, e nuove assunzioni di responsabilità a livello europeo, transatlantico e globale. In un contesto segnato da risorgenti spinte nazionalistiche che tendono a rimettere in discussione alcuni capisaldi della cooperazione internazionale, è fondamentale che si riaffermi il sostegno all’integrazione europea e ai progetti di riforma dell’Ue, in nome di una visione di lungo respiro degli interessi nazionali, e che si affrontino alcuni nodi cruciali, come il rientro dall’esorbitante debito pubblico, la riduzione della dipendenza energetica dall’estero, e la riforma dell’apparato militare.
Edizioni Nuova Cultura
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Yannis Papageorgiou

La Legitimidad de los procesos de integracion regional

in Revista de la Secreteria del Tribunal Permanente de Revision del Mercosur, vol.11, no.1, p.12-28

El artículo examina como nace la legitimidad en los sistemas politicos y analiza si, en qué medida y cómo los sistemas de integración regional pueden tambien lograr legitimidad y asentar sus decisiones asi que tener fuertes mecanismos de aplicación efectiva de esas ultimas (lo que en ingles se llama “enforcement”). Insiste en los modos de construir la legitimidad, a traves de instituciiones solidas y propone fortalezer esta legitimidad para fortalecer el sistema internacional.
Mercosur TPR
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Marzia Bona - Chiara Sighele

L’imprescindibile libertà dei media

in Raffaella Coletti (a cura di), La questione orientale. I Balcani tra integrazione e sicurezza

Le prospettive di adesione all’Unione europea dei paesi dei Balcani che ne sono ancora esclusi vivono una fase di rilancio e rinnovamento, dopo un lungo periodo di impasse. Questo stallo derivava da diversi fattori, tra cui le difficoltà di gestione di un’Europa allargata, con il delicato equilibrio tra gli interessi di nuovi e vecchi Stati membri e la crisi economica internazionale, come pure le difficoltà manifestate dai paesi balcanici nel rispondere adeguatamente alle richieste dell’Ue per l’allargamento, anche a causa della loro debolezza istituzionale. Nella regione si è infatti assistito a un graduale processo di involuzione democratica, con la diffusione di nazionalismi e tendenze autoritarie. Questi atteggiamenti risvegliano fantasmi del passato, enfatizzando i pregiudizi etnici e amplificando le criticità nelle irrisolte dispute bilaterali che attraversano la regione. La prospettiva di adesione è centrale nell’ottica della democratizzazione e stabilizzazione dei Balcani.
Donzelli editore
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Nicolò Conti - Borbála Göncz - José Real-Dato

National Political Elites, European Integration and the Eurozone Crisis

The global financial, economic and sovereign debt crisis since 2008 has led to increases in political disaffection among citizens, a loss of legitimacy of political institutions, the discredit of mainstream parties and the rise of extremist or anti-system political alternatives. This comparative volume sheds greater light on this critical juncture in the recent history of the European Union (EU) by focusing on the evolution of attitudes of national political elites. It examines whether the crisis has affected the legitimacy of the EU integration project as perceived by national political elites and, consequently, if the elite consensus that constituted one of the most solid fundamentals supporting that project has been eroded.
Routledge
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Andrea Cofelice

Parliamentary Institutions in Regional and International Governance

This volume offers an original and theoretically grounded conceptualization and measurement of international parliamentary institutions and their role in ensuring the accountability of regional international organizations. Through a comparative analysis of the establishment, evolution, institutional organization, oversight and policymaking functions of 22 parliamentary institutions, mainly from European, African and Latin American regional international organizations, the book serves a twofold purpose. First, it allows assessment of the extent to which parliamentary institutions have (measurable) influence on the outcome of regional organizations’ decision-making processes. Second, drawing on the literature on new institutionalism and comparative regionalism, the volume investigates the conditions under which the influence of parliamentary institutions is expected to grow, thus advancing the understanding of the variation and development of this poorly explored type of international institution.
Routledge
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Ayselin Yildiz

Political Economy of Morocco: Is the EU Anchor for Neo-Liberal Restructuring

in Özgür Unal Eriş and Ahmet Salih İkiz (eds.) The Political Economy of Muslim Countries

The book looks in detail at the economic conditions of Muslim countries specifically, offering a thorough political analysis at the same time. It focuses on a broad range of economic factors and takes into consideration reports such as the World Development Index. It explores striking differences and similarities among carefully chosen Muslim countries. Mainly because of its broad use of different disciplines, it will be of interest to students of political science, economics and history.
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Nicoletta Pirozzi - Andréas Litsegård

The EU and Africa: Regionalism and Interregionalism Beyond Institutions

in F. Mattheis and A. Litsegård (eds.) Interregionalism across the Atlantic Space

This book focuses on interregional relations across the Atlantic and the possible evolution of a new, distinctive Atlantic space for international relations. It provides a comprehensive insight into the overlapping linkages of interregionalism in the wider Atlantic space. Additionally, it raises the question of relevance, currently the main question in this field of research: Is interregionalism important because it brings about something new that really matters or is it simply a (perhaps unavoidable) by-product of regionalism?
Springer
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Kalypso Nicolaïdis - Claudia Sternberg - Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni

The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis: Mutual Recognition Lost?

This book focuses on one of the most highly charged relationships of the Euro crisis, that between Greece and Germany, from 2009 to 2015. It explores the many ways in which Greeks and Germans represented and often insulted one another in the media, how their self-understanding shifted in the process, and how this in turn affected their respective appraisal of the EU and that which divides us or keeps us together as Europeans.
Palgrave MacMillan
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David W. Ellwood

Will Brexit Make or Break Great Britain?

in Serbian Political Thought, vol. 18, no. 2, p.5-14

“In our bones we feel we cannot do it”. So said Anthony Eden , the Conservative shadow Foreign Secy., when, thanks to the Marshall Plan, the idea of European integration began to evolve from the visions of a few exile intellectuals and politicians in WWII, into a serious political project, embodied in the first design of a European Coal and Steel Community of 1951, the Schuman Plan.
Институт за политичке студије
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Jing Men - Annika Linck (eds.)

China and EU: Reform and Governance

Reform and governance are of vital interest to both the People’s Republic of China and the European Union (EU). China is facing demographic and environmental challenges and has been experiencing a rapid economic transition. The social tensions arising from these challenges call for a governance system that will allow the Chinese leadership to alleviate social tensions without putting at risk their leadership. A society which is becoming more diverse and facing problems of a global scale that also cause turmoil at the grass roots may be difficult to govern top-down. Notwithstanding the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) grip on Chinese society, there may be ways to integrate public opinion and civil society organisations in governmental decision-making through reforms that do not challenge the current leadership.
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Sharon Pardo

Normative Power Europe Meets Israel: Perceptions and Realities

The book draws on some of the scholarship in perception studies and “Normative Power Europe” theory. The study of perceptions, although dating back to the mid-1970s, is gaining renewed currency in recent years both in international relations, in general, and in European Union studies, in particular. And yet, despite the significance of external perceptions of the European Union, there is still a lack of theoretical forays into this area as well as an absence of empirical investigations of actual external role conceptions. These lacunae in scholarly work are significant, since how the European Union is perceived outside its borders, and what factors shape these perceptions, are crucial for deepening the theory of “Normative Power Europe.” The book analyzes Israeli perceptions towards “Normative Power Europe,” the European Union, and NATO through five themes that, the book argues, underscore different dimensions of key Israeli conceptions of “Normative Power Europe” and NATO. The book seeks to contribute to the existing research on the European Union’s role as a “normative power,” the Union’s external representations, and on Israeli-European Union relations more broadly.
Lexington Books, Lanham MD
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Sharon Pardo - Joel Peters

Israel and the European Union: A Documentary History

Israel's relations with the European Union stretch back to the early days of the European Community and the signing of the Treaty of Rome in 1957. From that point onward, Israel and Europe have developed an increasingly strong network of political, economic, scientific, and cultural ties. These relations have, however, consisted of a number of conflicting trends. Indeed, even while the EU has become Israel's most important trading partner, the political relationship has been marked by disappointment, frustration, and, at times, even anger.
Lexington Books, Lanham MD
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Andrea Cofelice

The European Parliament as an International Parliamentary Institution (with S. Stavridis)

in European Foreign Affairs Review, vol. 19, no. 2, p. 145–178

This article aims at contextualizing the European Parliament (EP)'s international role according to the IPIs literature, by asking whether the EP can be included in comparative studies on IPIs or, on the contrary, if it should rather be considered a 'sui generis' phenomenon - because of its role in European Union (EU) integration and the scope of its powers.
Wolters Kluwer
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Sharon Pardo - Joel Peters

Uneasy Neighbors: Israel and the European Union

Uneasy Neighbors: Israel and the European Union presents a concise and thorough analysis of significant aspects of Israeli-European relations from the late 1950s to the present day. Its primary concern is to examine major facets of the troubled Israeli-European relations, which are characterized by a love-hate relationship fueled by economic passion and occasional political hostility.
Lexington Books, Lanham MD
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2019
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Luigi Burroni - Alberto Gherardini - Gemma Scalise

Policy Failure in the Triangle of Growth: Labour Market, Human Capital, and Innovation in Spain and Italy

in South European Society&Politics, vol. 24, no.1, p. 29-52

This article focuses on the Italian and Spanish models of growth and analyses labour market, human capital and innovation policy reforms since the mid 1990s. The comparison with France and Germany shows the constraints that have hindered the rise of institutional complementarities and the competitiveness of the two Mediterranean countries already before the introd uction of the euro and the outbreak of the 2008 crisis. The analysis highlights both similarities and structural differences between Italy and Spain and demonstrates the long-term institutional conditions that explain why the economic breakdown has had such a deep impact on the two countries.
Routledge
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2019
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Paolo Bargiacchi

Are European Security Policies Learning Some Lessons from United States on Migration and Human Rights?

in Marko Novakovic (ed.) Common Law and Civil Law Today - Convergence and Divergence

Authors from 13 countries come together in this edited volume, Common Law and Civil Law Today: Convergence and Divergence, to present different aspects of the relationship and intersections between common and civil law. Approaching the relationship between common and civil law from different perspectives and from different fields of law, this book offers an intriguing insight into the similarities, differences and connections between these two major legal traditions.
Vernon Press
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2019
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Francesco Costamagna

At the Roots of Regulatory Competition in the EU: Cross-border Movement of Companies as a Way to Exercise a Genuine Economic Activity or just Law Shopping?

in European Papers, vol. 4, no.1, p. 185-205

The Article critically engages with the case law of the Court of Justice on the application of Treaty provisions on freedom of establishment to cross-border transfers of companies. In particular, it demonstrates that the Court has come to consider the possibility for companies to use freedom of establishment as a tool to choose the law applicable to them as an objective of the relevant Treaty provisions, rather than as an abuse.
European Papers
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2019
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Michela Ceccorulli

Back to Schengen: the Collective Securitisation of the EU Free-Border Area

in West European Politics, vol. 42, p. 302 - 322

This article considers how a major influx of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East during 2015 led to an EU-initiated collective securitisation of the Schengen space.
Routledge
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Anna Caffarena - Giuseppe Gabusi

China's Belt and Road Initiative in Eurasia: Space-Shaping as Ordering

in S. Giusti and I. Mirkina (eds.) The EU in a Trans-European Space: External Relations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East

This book examines political, social, and economic interactions in highly interconnected areas, stretching from Europe to Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia, labelled as Trans-Europe. The first part of the book focuses on the interests of several leading actors in Trans-Europe. The second part deals with the actions of national actors trying to compete with the EU influence in their shared neighbourhood. The third part studies cross-border issues, such as economic dynamics, migration flows and energy markets in the Trans-European space.
Palgrave macmillan
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Richard Youngs

Civic Activism Unleashed: New Hope or False Dawn for Democracy?

One of the signal events in global politics in the last decade has been the transformation of political and civic activism. Not only is the new activism qualitatively different in character from what it was in 2000; its intensity and frequency have dramatically increased.
Carnegie Europe
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Sarah L Beringer - Sylvia Maier - Markus Thiel

EU Development Policies - Between Norms and Geopolitics

The European Union (EU), while collectively constituting the world’s largest development provider, has come under internal and external pressures over the past decade. This book argues that the EU’s development policies are situated between the bloc’s normative ideals and the global geopolitical realities in which it is embedded. In order to investigate these tensions, it asks how far the 'normative power' Europe concept exists in EU development policies, and how far it is recognizable in the EU’s focus on human rights, the rule of law, and sustainability. In light of the tension in EU development policies between those ideals and the necessity to project neoliberal and geopolitical interests, how do receiving countries perceive the EU’s development efforts? This volume, complete with contributions from academics from a wide range of disciplines based all around the globe, provides answers to these essential questions.
Palgrave Macmillan
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Michelangelo Conoscenti

Europe at the Centre of Military Inform and Influence Activities: Implications for the European Public Debate.

in Problemi dell'informazione, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 117-144

This paper stems from three fundamental tenets: the first is to challenge the idea that the efforts made by the EU to reduce the democratic deficit by investing in communication strategies have been effective. The second is that populism feeds its political action and develops its narratives exploiting the adversaries’ weaknesses, turning them into its strongholds. The third is that recent political debates in the European countries have transformed the European Public Space into a militarised one. The paper will discuss how Europe could try to adopt a thorough strategic communication policy that considers the attempt to transform the European informative environment into one that is currently the target of military Inform and Influence actions by adversary entities.
Il Mulino
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Kalypso Nicolaïdis

Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice: Three Meanings of Brexit

"Exodus, Reckoning, Sacrifice" offers a unique take both on Brexit and on the power of mythical stories to frame our democratic conversation. Kalypso Nicolaidis conjures up three archetypes to explore the competing visions that have clashed so dramatically over the meaning of Brexit, whether as the ultimate demonstration of British exceptionalism, a harbinger of terrible truths or sacrifice on the altar of EU unity.
Unbound
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2019
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Michela Ceccorulli - Serena Giusti

From Soviet Satellite to Regional Power: Poland after 1989

in Federiga Bindi (ed.), Europe and America. The End of the Transatlantic Relationship?

Foreign policy is like physics: vacuums quickly fill. As the United States retreats from the international order it helped put in place and maintain since the end of World War II, Russia is rapidly filling the vacuum. Federiga Bindi’s new book assesses the consequences of this retreat for transatlantic relations and Europe, showing how the current path of US foreign policy is leading to isolation and a sharp decrease of US influence in international relations.
Brookings Institution
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Daniela R. Piccio

Party Responses to Social Movements: Challenges and Opportunities

Across the West, the explosion of social movement activity since the late 1960s has constituted a “participatory revolution” that has posed profound challenges for formal political parties. Through an analysis of new interviews, institutional documents, and a host of other largely unexploited sources, Daniela R. Piccio provides a rich and empirically grounded exploration of the wide-ranging responses to these movements. Focusing on Italy and the Netherlands since the 1970s, Party Responses to Social Movements demonstrates how political parties have incorporated the demands of movements to a surprising extent, even as both have grappled with fundamental and inevitable tensions between their respective roles and aims.
Berghan Books
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Roberta Ricucci

Peur et identité dans les discours europeéns, «De Europa» (special issue)

in Problemi dell'informazione, vol.44, no.1, p. 233-234

perché ci si percepisce come parte di una comunità? quali sono i motivi alla base di un'azione comune, una posizione politica o ancor più del riconoscimento reciproco di una caratteristica identitaria? Nella storia delle società umane da sempre una particolare rilevanza è stata riscoperta dalla condivisione di emozioni, letteralmente un "sentire comune". Solo in tempi relativamente recenti, tuttavia, questo elemento è stato reso oggetto di studio in modo approfodntio in campi disciplinari diversi e interrelati tra loro, da quello linguistico a quello sociologico a quello più specificatamente politologico.
Il mulino
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Stefano Montaldo

Swords Shielding Security? The Use of Databases in Criminal Cooperation within the European Union: Challenges and Prospects

in Elena Carpanelli and Nicole Lazzerini (eds.) Use and Misuse of Technology: Contemporary Challenges under International and European Law

The Chapter analyses the changing scenario of information technology cooperation for law enforcement purposes in the EU. It proposes a taxonomy of existing information cooperation tools, based on two criteria: the cooperation techniques and the institutional settings governing information exchange. On this basis, the analysis briefly addresses the increasing involvement of private (economic) actors in contributing to cooperation in criminal matters and the quest for a higher degree of interoperability among various information systems. While highlighting the risks connected to prioritizing security concerns, the Chapter also underscores the integrative potential of information cooperation in a common European space without internal borders.
Springer
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Sonia Lucarelli

The EU as a Securitising Agent? Testing the Model, Advancing the Literature

in West European Politics vol.42, no.2, p. 413-436

EU actorness even in turbulent times has been re-affirmed by a largely overlooked phenomenon – namely, the emergence of the EU as an agent of collective securitisation. The fundamental claim of securitisation theory is that threat emergence and management are shaped by the actions of a securitising agent that explicitly links together the social construction of the threat with socially acceptable governance or policy measures. This concluding piece of the Special Issue proceeds from the twin assumptions that securitisation is possible within the EU space and that securitisation affects the nature and modalities of EU security governance across different policy domains.
Routledge
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Christopher Hill

The Future of British Foreign PolicySecurity and Diplomacy in a World after Brexit

Since 1945, Britain has had to cope with a slow descent from international primacy. The decline in global influence was intended to be offset by the United Kingdom’s entry into Europe in 1975, with the result that national foreign policy came to rest on the two pillars of the Atlantic alliance and the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU. Yet, with Brexit, one of these pillars is now being removed, leaving Britain facing some serious challenges arising from the prospect of independence.In this incisive book, Christopher Hill explores what lies ahead for British foreign policy in the shadows of Brexit and a more distant and protectionist America under Donald Trump. While there is much talk of a renewed global profile for the UK, Hill cautions that this is going to be difficult to turn into practical reality. Geography, history and limited resources mean that Britain is doomed to seek a continued foreign policy partnership with the Member States of the Union – only now it will be from outside the room looking in. As a result, there is the distinct possibility that both British and European foreign policies will end up worse off as the result of their divorce.
Polity
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2019
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Andrea Pritoni

United in fear: Interest group coalition formation as a weapon of the weak?

in European Union Politics, Vol 20, no. 2

Although many interest groups work together perpetually, most academic studies agree that coalition formation does not lead to more influence. In this article, we try to explain these puzzling findings. While former research generally tends to frame the decision of forming an interest group coalition as a strength, in this paper, we argue that coalition building should be considered as a ‘weapon of the weak’. Interest groups fearing that they are insufficiently influential, and whose very existence as an organisation is at risk, are more likely to coalesce. This theoretical framework is tested on a sample of around 3000 interest groups in six European countries – Belgium, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Sweden – and the European Union. Empirical findings clearly demonstrate that perceived fears – oriented towards both organisational survival and policy influence – have an effect on how likely it is that an interest group will decide to build a coalition.
SAGE Publications
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2018
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Dawn Nagar - Charles Mutasa

Africa and the World: Bilateral and Multilateral International Diplomacy

This book probes key issues pertaining to Africa’s relations with global actors. It provides a comprehensive trajectory of Africa’s relations with key bilateral and major multilateral actors, assessing how the Cold War affected the African state systems’ political policies, its economies, and its security. Taken together, the essays in this volume provide a collective understanding of Africa’s drive to improve the capacity of its state of global affairs, and assess whether it is in fact able to do so.
Palgrave Macmillan
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2018
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András Bozóki - Dániel Hegedűs

An externally constrained hybrid regime: Hungary in the European Union

in Democratization, vol. 25, no 7, p. 1173-1189

The paper focuses on the unique, role model characteristics of the Hungarian hybrid regime, the Hungarian political system’s new incarnation forged in the past years’ democratic backsliding process. Following the short review of the main hybrid regime literature and the key analyses putting the democratic quality of the Hungarian political system under the microscope, the paper argues that Hungary’s European Union (EU) membership, the competencies of EU institutions, and the scope of EU law have played a crucial role in the development of the system’s unique characteristics. Based on this argument, the paper qualifies Hungary as an “externally constrained hybrid regime”. However, the EU does not only fulfil system constraining functions regarding the Hungarian regime, but performs system support and system legitimation functions as well. Ultimately, the changing scope of these functions, determined by the European integration’s internal dynamics, influences first and foremost the Hungarian power elite’s strategic considerations about the country’s future EU membership.
Routledge
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Michelangelo Conoscenti

Big Data, Small Data, Broken Windows and Fear Discourse: Brexit, the EU and the Majority Illusion.

in DE EUROPA, vol.1, no.2, p. 65-82

Although Brexit has been considered an unexpected ‘incident’ by the majority of observers, this paper challenges this idea. It thus considers the recent discussion on ‘filter bubbles’ and ‘selective exposure on social media’ Spohr (2017) to document how an increasing consumption of news and information through specific web platforms has effects on the ideological polarization of public opinion. These thus explain the genesis of this particular event. It will be shown how these dynamics have been considered by the Vote Leave campaign during the 2016 EU referendum in the UK. Exploiting echo chambers they were able to successfully crystallize a number of issues through a narrative that resonated with the British voters’ feelings transforming them into ‘issues’ that could be identified in a single concept: a populistic and creeping xenophobic fear discourse (Wodak 2015).
Dipartimento di Culture, Politica e Società - Università di Torino
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John Akokpari

Consistency in Inconsistency: South Africa’s Foreign Policies in International Organizations

in J. Warner and T.M. Shaw (eds.) African Foreign Policies in International Institutions

This book is the first to exclusively consider the foreign policy tendencies of African states in international institutions. As an edited volume offering empirically based perspectives from a variety of scholars, this project disabuses the notion that Africa should be considered a "niche" interest in the field of foreign policy analysis. It asserts that the actions of the continent's states collectively serve as an important heuristic by which to interrogate and understand the foreign policies of other global states, and are not simply "anomalously" extant entities whose actions should be studied only insofar as they deviate from predictions based on the experiences of Western or other non-African states.
Palgrave macmillan
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Raffaele Marchetti

Debating Migration to Europe: Welfare vs Identity

This concise, pointed contribution to the ongoing debate in Europe on the controversial phenomena of migration will appeal to the general reader, represent a significant contribution to the scholarly debate, and be an essential teaching and discussion tool.
Routledge
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2018
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Nicoletta Pirozzi

EU Member States’ Capabilities in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding: Personnel and Technology

in Global Affairs, Vol. 4, no. 2, p. 141-155

This article provides an overview of Member States’ key capabilities – namely personnel and technology – in light of main EU goals in conflict prevention and peacebuilding, revealing a heterogeneous landscape. While acknowledging that the EU owns some of these capabilities, the article is primarily intended to highlight the assets and manpower available at the national level, with a view to understanding how these capabilities might better support and strengthen the EU’s role in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Relevant data collected through four case studies – France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden – is used to understand if currently available capabilities are adequate to match EU objectives
Routledge
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Gilbert M. Khadiagala

Europe-African Relations in the Era of Uncertainty

in D. Nagar and C. Mutasa Africa and the World: Bilateral and Multilateral International Diplomacy

Chapter 19 argues that the events of 2016, especially Brexit, the crisis of confidence around regional integration in Europe, the controversial economic partnership agreements (EPAs), the cutting of EU funding to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and the clamping down on African immigrants in the Mediterranean, are likely to have serious repercussions on what seems to be a fading relationship between Europe and Africa. Another issue of consternation is Europe’s introduction of migration control as a new condition for development cooperation following the refugee crisis.
Springer
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Alberto Majocchi

European Budget and Sustainable Growth

In the first part of the book an analysis is developed regarding the fiscal structure of the Monetary Union, starting by the Maastricht constraints and going through the Stability and Growth Pact to the Fiscal Compact. The main idea is that a new structure of the European budget should be promoted, with an increased size and new own resources, overcoming the limits of the current structure either on the revenue side or on the expenditure one.The second part is devoted to the problem of providing new own resources to the European budget. After a brief overview of the current system and its limits, the main proposal is to introduce a carbon tax that will complement the existing Emission Trading System. The new tax should be levied on the emissions of carbon dioxide generated by the use of fossil fuel, with a rate proportional to the carbon content of the fuel.
Peter Lang
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Raffaele Marchetti

Government–NGOs Relationships in Africa, Asia, Europe and MENA

his volume brings together some of the most recent scholarship on government and civil society. It examines the axis of the relationship between national governments and civil society organisations (NGOs) by highlighting commonalities as well as differences among four key regions in the world. Using the stability vs. instability framework, the book explores a range of pertinent issues, including human rights, development, foreign policy, state-building, regime change, governance frameworks, wars and civil liberties. It studies diverse situations, from those entailing comprehensive cooperation to those involving politically contentious and revolutionary activities.
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2018
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Gianni Bonvicini - Lorenzo Vai

Iniziative e proposte per la riforma dell’Ue

in Ettore Greco (a cura di), L’Italia al bivio. Rapporto sulla politica estera italiana

L’Italia è a un bivio. Risollevatosi a fatica da una prolungata crisi economica, ma alle prese con persistenti problemi strutturali che ne limitano la proiezione internazionale, il Paese deve misurarsi con una serie di sfide interne ed esterne che richiedono scelte impegnative, ma ineludibili, e nuove assunzioni di responsabilità a livello europeo, transatlantico e globale. In un contesto segnato da risorgenti spinte nazionalistiche che tendono a rimettere in discussione alcuni capisaldi della cooperazione internazionale, è fondamentale che si riaffermi il sostegno all’integrazione europea e ai progetti di riforma dell’Ue, in nome di una visione di lungo respiro degli interessi nazionali, e che si affrontino alcuni nodi cruciali, come il rientro dall’esorbitante debito pubblico, la riduzione della dipendenza energetica dall’estero, e la riforma dell’apparato militare.
Edizioni Nuova Cultura
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Yannis Papageorgiou

La Legitimidad de los procesos de integracion regional

in Revista de la Secreteria del Tribunal Permanente de Revision del Mercosur, vol.11, no.1, p.12-28

El artículo examina como nace la legitimidad en los sistemas politicos y analiza si, en qué medida y cómo los sistemas de integración regional pueden tambien lograr legitimidad y asentar sus decisiones asi que tener fuertes mecanismos de aplicación efectiva de esas ultimas (lo que en ingles se llama “enforcement”). Insiste en los modos de construir la legitimidad, a traves de instituciiones solidas y propone fortalezer esta legitimidad para fortalecer el sistema internacional.
Mercosur TPR
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Marzia Bona - Chiara Sighele

L’imprescindibile libertà dei media

in Raffaella Coletti (a cura di), La questione orientale. I Balcani tra integrazione e sicurezza

Le prospettive di adesione all’Unione europea dei paesi dei Balcani che ne sono ancora esclusi vivono una fase di rilancio e rinnovamento, dopo un lungo periodo di impasse. Questo stallo derivava da diversi fattori, tra cui le difficoltà di gestione di un’Europa allargata, con il delicato equilibrio tra gli interessi di nuovi e vecchi Stati membri e la crisi economica internazionale, come pure le difficoltà manifestate dai paesi balcanici nel rispondere adeguatamente alle richieste dell’Ue per l’allargamento, anche a causa della loro debolezza istituzionale. Nella regione si è infatti assistito a un graduale processo di involuzione democratica, con la diffusione di nazionalismi e tendenze autoritarie. Questi atteggiamenti risvegliano fantasmi del passato, enfatizzando i pregiudizi etnici e amplificando le criticità nelle irrisolte dispute bilaterali che attraversano la regione. La prospettiva di adesione è centrale nell’ottica della democratizzazione e stabilizzazione dei Balcani.
Donzelli editore
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2018
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Nicolò Conti - Borbála Göncz - José Real-Dato

National Political Elites, European Integration and the Eurozone Crisis

The global financial, economic and sovereign debt crisis since 2008 has led to increases in political disaffection among citizens, a loss of legitimacy of political institutions, the discredit of mainstream parties and the rise of extremist or anti-system political alternatives. This comparative volume sheds greater light on this critical juncture in the recent history of the European Union (EU) by focusing on the evolution of attitudes of national political elites. It examines whether the crisis has affected the legitimacy of the EU integration project as perceived by national political elites and, consequently, if the elite consensus that constituted one of the most solid fundamentals supporting that project has been eroded.
Routledge
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2018
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Andrea Cofelice

Parliamentary Institutions in Regional and International Governance

This volume offers an original and theoretically grounded conceptualization and measurement of international parliamentary institutions and their role in ensuring the accountability of regional international organizations. Through a comparative analysis of the establishment, evolution, institutional organization, oversight and policymaking functions of 22 parliamentary institutions, mainly from European, African and Latin American regional international organizations, the book serves a twofold purpose. First, it allows assessment of the extent to which parliamentary institutions have (measurable) influence on the outcome of regional organizations’ decision-making processes. Second, drawing on the literature on new institutionalism and comparative regionalism, the volume investigates the conditions under which the influence of parliamentary institutions is expected to grow, thus advancing the understanding of the variation and development of this poorly explored type of international institution.
Routledge
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2018
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Ayselin Yildiz

Political Economy of Morocco: Is the EU Anchor for Neo-Liberal Restructuring

in Özgür Unal Eriş and Ahmet Salih İkiz (eds.) The Political Economy of Muslim Countries

The book looks in detail at the economic conditions of Muslim countries specifically, offering a thorough political analysis at the same time. It focuses on a broad range of economic factors and takes into consideration reports such as the World Development Index. It explores striking differences and similarities among carefully chosen Muslim countries. Mainly because of its broad use of different disciplines, it will be of interest to students of political science, economics and history.
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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2018
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Nicoletta Pirozzi - Andréas Litsegård

The EU and Africa: Regionalism and Interregionalism Beyond Institutions

in F. Mattheis and A. Litsegård (eds.) Interregionalism across the Atlantic Space

This book focuses on interregional relations across the Atlantic and the possible evolution of a new, distinctive Atlantic space for international relations. It provides a comprehensive insight into the overlapping linkages of interregionalism in the wider Atlantic space. Additionally, it raises the question of relevance, currently the main question in this field of research: Is interregionalism important because it brings about something new that really matters or is it simply a (perhaps unavoidable) by-product of regionalism?
Springer
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Kalypso Nicolaïdis - Claudia Sternberg - Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni

The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis: Mutual Recognition Lost?

This book focuses on one of the most highly charged relationships of the Euro crisis, that between Greece and Germany, from 2009 to 2015. It explores the many ways in which Greeks and Germans represented and often insulted one another in the media, how their self-understanding shifted in the process, and how this in turn affected their respective appraisal of the EU and that which divides us or keeps us together as Europeans.
Palgrave MacMillan
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2018
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David W. Ellwood

Will Brexit Make or Break Great Britain?

in Serbian Political Thought, vol. 18, no. 2, p.5-14

“In our bones we feel we cannot do it”. So said Anthony Eden , the Conservative shadow Foreign Secy., when, thanks to the Marshall Plan, the idea of European integration began to evolve from the visions of a few exile intellectuals and politicians in WWII, into a serious political project, embodied in the first design of a European Coal and Steel Community of 1951, the Schuman Plan.
Институт за политичке студије
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Jing Men - Annika Linck (eds.)

China and EU: Reform and Governance

Reform and governance are of vital interest to both the People’s Republic of China and the European Union (EU). China is facing demographic and environmental challenges and has been experiencing a rapid economic transition. The social tensions arising from these challenges call for a governance system that will allow the Chinese leadership to alleviate social tensions without putting at risk their leadership. A society which is becoming more diverse and facing problems of a global scale that also cause turmoil at the grass roots may be difficult to govern top-down. Notwithstanding the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) grip on Chinese society, there may be ways to integrate public opinion and civil society organisations in governmental decision-making through reforms that do not challenge the current leadership.
Routledge
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Sharon Pardo

Normative Power Europe Meets Israel: Perceptions and Realities

The book draws on some of the scholarship in perception studies and “Normative Power Europe” theory. The study of perceptions, although dating back to the mid-1970s, is gaining renewed currency in recent years both in international relations, in general, and in European Union studies, in particular. And yet, despite the significance of external perceptions of the European Union, there is still a lack of theoretical forays into this area as well as an absence of empirical investigations of actual external role conceptions. These lacunae in scholarly work are significant, since how the European Union is perceived outside its borders, and what factors shape these perceptions, are crucial for deepening the theory of “Normative Power Europe.” The book analyzes Israeli perceptions towards “Normative Power Europe,” the European Union, and NATO through five themes that, the book argues, underscore different dimensions of key Israeli conceptions of “Normative Power Europe” and NATO. The book seeks to contribute to the existing research on the European Union’s role as a “normative power,” the Union’s external representations, and on Israeli-European Union relations more broadly.
Lexington Books, Lanham MD
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Sharon Pardo - Joel Peters

Israel and the European Union: A Documentary History

Israel's relations with the European Union stretch back to the early days of the European Community and the signing of the Treaty of Rome in 1957. From that point onward, Israel and Europe have developed an increasingly strong network of political, economic, scientific, and cultural ties. These relations have, however, consisted of a number of conflicting trends. Indeed, even while the EU has become Israel's most important trading partner, the political relationship has been marked by disappointment, frustration, and, at times, even anger.
Lexington Books, Lanham MD
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2014
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Andrea Cofelice

The European Parliament as an International Parliamentary Institution (with S. Stavridis)

in European Foreign Affairs Review, vol. 19, no. 2, p. 145–178

This article aims at contextualizing the European Parliament (EP)'s international role according to the IPIs literature, by asking whether the EP can be included in comparative studies on IPIs or, on the contrary, if it should rather be considered a 'sui generis' phenomenon - because of its role in European Union (EU) integration and the scope of its powers.
Wolters Kluwer
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2010
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Sharon Pardo - Joel Peters

Uneasy Neighbors: Israel and the European Union

Uneasy Neighbors: Israel and the European Union presents a concise and thorough analysis of significant aspects of Israeli-European relations from the late 1950s to the present day. Its primary concern is to examine major facets of the troubled Israeli-European relations, which are characterized by a love-hate relationship fueled by economic passion and occasional political hostility.
Lexington Books, Lanham MD
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