Parliamentary Agency and Regional Integration in Europe and Beyond

This comparative book analyses the development of regional integration parliaments in three different continents of the world.

Parliamentary Agency and Regional Integration in Europe and Beyond

This comparative book analyses the development of regional integration parliaments in three different continents of the world. It assesses and compares the expansion and current stage of institutional development of three regional assemblies – the European Parliament, the Pan-African Parliament and the Mercosur Parliament for Latin America. Looking in particular at parliamentary agency, it aims to answer why and to what extent, these regional parliaments have developed differently in terms of their functions and legislative competences? Drawing on new and original empirical data, official documents, and secondary literature, the book focuses on the "critical junctures" in the trajectory of the three assemblies and argues that parliamentary agency has impacted the institutional development of the parliaments leading to diverse paths of regional parliamentarisation. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of global and regional governance, comparative regionalism, European Union studies, legislative studies and more broadly to international relations, history, law, political economy, and international organisations.

The Logic of Regional Integration

In this book Walter Mattli examines integration schemes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe, but also in Latin America, North America and Asia since the 1950s.

The Logic of Regional Integration

Regional integration has emerged as one of the most important developments in recent world politics. In this book Walter Mattli examines integration schemes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe, but also in Latin America, North America and Asia since the 1950s. The book stresses the importance of market forces in determining the outcome of integration, but also highlights the impact of institutional factors. The book will provide students of political science, economics, and European studies with a new framework for the study of international cooperation.

Beyond the Regulatory Polity

This volume explores the involvement of the European Union in the exercise of core state powers such as foreign and defense policy, public finance, public administration, and the maintenance of law and order.

Beyond the Regulatory Polity

This volume explores the involvement of the European Union in the exercise of core state powers such as foreign and defense policy, public finance, public administration, and the maintenance of law and order.

The Politics of Legitimation in the European Union

European Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and Power Bart M.J. Szewczyk Parliamentary Agency and Regional Integration in Europe and Beyond The Logic of Regional Parliaments Bruno Theodoro Luciano The Choice ...

The Politics of Legitimation in the European Union

This book examines and investigates the legitimacy of the European Union by acknowledging the importance of variation across actors, institutions, audiences, and context. Case studies reveal how different actors have contributed to the politics of (re)legitimating the European Union in response to multiple recent problems in European integration. The case studies look specifically at stakeholder interests, social groups, officials, judges, the media and other actors external to the Union. With this, the book develops a better understanding of how the politics of legitimating the Union are actor-dependent, context-dependent and problem-dependent. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of European integration, as well as those interested in legitimacy and democracy beyond the state from a point of view of political science, political sociology and the social sciences more broadly.

The Choice for Banking Union

European Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and Power Bart M.J. Szewczyk Parliamentary Agency and Regional Integration in Europe and Beyond The Logic of Regional Parliaments Bruno Theodoro Luciano The Choice for Banking Union Power, Politics and ...

The Choice for Banking Union

This book explains why the European Union (EU) Member States – in response to the euro crisis – agreed to establish banking union, despite previous objections, and why they chose its hybrid institutional design. Analysing its establishment from 2012 to 2020, the book offers a comprehensive view of the preferences of the Member States and EU institutions, as well as of the negotiation dynamics and latest developments in the three pillars of banking union, namely, the Single Supervisory Mechanism, the Single Resolution Mechanism and the common backstop, and the European deposit insurance scheme. Furthermore, empirically, the book looks beyond the usual focus of the northern and southern coalition of states to underline the influence of powerful smaller Member States in the intergovernmental bargaining process. Adopting a range of theoretical perspectives, it questions the solidity of the northern versus southern camps and reveals distinctive and particular positioning from individual countries during the process. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of European financial market regulation, European economic governance, EU institutions, European integration theory and EU politics more broadly.

European Economic Integration

This is an up-to-date survey of economic and political integration in the European Union.

European Economic Integration

This is an up-to-date survey of economic and political integration in the European Union. Recent key developments deriving from the Maastricht Treaty and the Single European Act are highlighted, including the completion of the Single Market, the prospects for EMU, the Community Budget, and the reform of the CAP.

The Institutions of the European Union

Now, this updated edition of David Ogilvy's autobiography presents his extraordinary life story and its many fascinating twists and turns.

The Institutions of the European Union

The book explains functions, powers and composition of the EU's institutions, including the Council of Europe, the Council of Ministers, the College of Commissioners, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Central Bank, the Court of Auditors and OLAF, and the Committee of Regions. After a historical overview of the attempts at EU institutional reform, three chapters examine how different institutions provide political direction, manage the Union and integrate interests.

The EU and Multilateral Security Governance

The book examines anddefines the pertinent concept ofmultilateral security governance, which, in spite of being more and more referred to, still needs further clarification and analysis.

The EU and Multilateral Security Governance

The EU and Multilateral Security Governance studies the role of the EU in peace and security as a regional actor with global aspirations, in a context of challenged and changing multilateralism. The book examines anddefines the pertinent concept ofmultilateral security governance, which, in spite of being more and more referred to, still needs further clarification and analysis. This bookexamines empirical evidenceto develop further the understanding of ' multilateral security governance' and the EU' s role in it. The EU and ...

Political responsibility and the European Union

This book addresses the question of political legitimacy in the European Union from the much neglected angle of political responsibility.

Political responsibility and the European Union

This book addresses the question of political legitimacy in the European Union from the much neglected angle of political responsibility. It develops an original communitarian approach to legitimacy based on Alasdair MacIntyre’s ethics of virtues and practices, that can be contrasted with prevalent liberal-egalitarian and neo-republican approaches. Tsakatika argues that a ‘responsibility deficit’, quite distinct from the often discussed ‘democratic deficit’, can be diagnosed in the European Union. This is documented in chapters that provide in-depth analysis of accountability, transparency and the difficulties associated with identifying responsibility in European governance. Closing this gap requires going beyond institutional engineering. It calls for gradual convergence towards certain core social and political practices and for the flourishing of the virtues of political responsibility in Europe’s nascent political community. Throughout the book, normative political theory is brought to bear on concrete dilemmas of institutional choice faced by the EU during the recent constitutional debates. Political responsibility and the European Union will be of interest to specialists and postgraduate students of political theory, constitutional law and European Union Studies.

Parliamentary Institutions in Regional and International Governance

'Regional Parliaments in Europe and Latin America: between empowerment and irrelevance'. In: A. R. Hoffmann and A. Van Der Vleuten, eds., Closing Or Widening the Gap? Legitimacy and Democracy in Regional Integration Organizations.

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. The book is aimed at scholars of global governance, international organization and comparative regionalism, and will also be of interest to parliamentarians and parliamentary practitioners from national and international institutions.

The SAGE Handbook of European Union Politics

Lindberg, L.N. (1963) The Political Dynamics of European Economic Integration. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. ... MacCormick, N. (1993) 'Beyond the sovereign state', Modern Law Review, 56(1): 1–18. ... European Parliament.

The SAGE Handbook of European Union Politics

′This volume is one to which anyone trying to make sense of the EU of the early 21st century will return again and again. A terrific line-up that combines diverse talents from North America and Europe. Few books of this kind could live up to the billing ′definitive benchmark′, but this one certainly does′ - John Peterson, University of Edinburgh ′A most useful book that can be highly recommended. A strong analytical framework coupled with unparalleled coverage of the major issues of the political science research of the EU makes this volume a formidable tool for teaching and a significant input to new scholarly research. It is both relatively sophisticated and very accessible to graduate students and advanced researchers. The clear writing style and the richness of information presented will certainly make this book interesting for non-academic readers′ - Igor Vidacak, Institute for International Relations, Zagreb - Journal of Common Market Studies ′An admirably comprehensive source book for those interested in how the tools of political science inspire EU area studies. The editors enlist leading researchers to synthesize the state of the art in their field of expertise. The Handbook of European Union Politics will be an indispensable intellectual resource for researchers, teachers, and graduate students of the European Union′ - Liesbet Hooghe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA ′Presents an excellent overview of political science research on the EU. It finds the right balance between establishing the state of the art and pointing the reader to theoretical diversity. Highly recommended for advanced students and scholars looking for quick and solid orientation in a fragmented field - and for new ideas for research′ - Frank Schimmelfennig, ETH Zurich, Switzerland ′This is a milestone in the study of EU politics. The authors include the most knowledgeable practitioners in the field, and collectively they provide a comprehensive and highly competent overview of the state of theory and research on EU institutions, politics and policies′ - Fritz Scharpf, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany The European Union (EU) poses quite profound questions for scholars and students of the social and political sciences. This benchmark handbook is designed to: - provide an authoritative state-of-the art guide to the scope of the field suitable for both established scholars and students of the EU - reflect and contribute to the debates about the nature of the field of EU studies and EU politics in particular - explore in detail the development of the many approaches to the study of EU politics. Divided into four sections, the Handbook focuses on theorizing European integration; the EU as polity; politics and policy making in the EU; and the EU and the international system. Its appeal will reside not only in its comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the field, but also in the quality of its contributors, and the diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches included. The resulting volume is a ′must have′ for all scholars and advanced students of the EU and European integration.

Documents Working Papers

Council of Europe. Parliamentary Assembly ... European integration and implementation of the Dayton and Erdut Agreements: i. the government should elaborate and/or the parliament should adopt as a priority matter: a. a new, ...

Documents Working Papers


EU Migration Agencies

European Parliament and Council (Short Selling)”, Common Market Law Review, 52(1), 2015, pp. ... borders of the European Union”, Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion Working Papers, 1, 2012.

EU Migration Agencies

This insightful book analyzes the evolution of the operational tasks and cooperation of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX), the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL). Exploring the recent expansion of the legal mandates of these decentralized EU agencies and the activities they undertake in practice, David Fernández-Rojo offers a critical assessment of the EU migration agencies.

Fiscal Governance in Europe

Based on data from European Union countries, this book presents a theoretical framework to discuss how governments coordinate budgeting decisions.

Fiscal Governance in Europe

Based on data from European Union countries, this book presents a theoretical framework to discuss how governments coordinate budgeting decisions.

Handbook on Global Governance and Regionalism

The logic of regional integration: Europe and beyond. ... The engines of European integration: Delegation, agency, ... Defending state-centric regionalism through mimicry and localisa- tion: Regional parliamentary bodies in the ...

Handbook on Global Governance and Regionalism

This Handbook expertly explores the profound transformations in international relations in recent decades. Proliferating cross-border challenges, including global financial crises, climate change, environmental degradation, irregular migration, and COVID-19, require governance structures that transcend the nation state and take both global and regional interplay, as well as problem-solving capacities, into account. Contributing authors investigate the effectiveness of international cooperation and performance in a diverse range of policy fields.

Britain Beyond Europe

Britain Beyond Europe


Handbook on the EU and International Trade

ECDPM (1996), 'Beyond Lomé IV: Exploring Options for Future ACP-EU Cooperation', accessed 12 January 2017 from ... European Commission (1995), 'European Community Support for Regional Economic Integration Efforts among Developing ...

Handbook on the EU and International Trade

The Handbook on the EU and International Trade presents a multidisciplinary overview of the major perspectives, actors and issues in contemporary EU trade relations. Changes in institutional dynamics, Brexit, the politicisation of trade, competing foreign policy agendas, and adaptation to trade patterns of value chains and the digital and knowledge economy are reshaping the European Union's trade policy. The authors tackle how these challenges frame the aims, processes and effectiveness of trade policy making in the context of the EU's trade relations with developed, developing and emerging states in the global economy.

Designing the European Union

Nelsen,B.F. and A.Stubb (2003)The EuropeanUnion: Readings on the Theory and Practice of European Integration (Boulder: Lynne Rienner). Neuhold, C. (2006)'The European Parliament andthe EuropeanCommission: You can'talways get ...

Designing the European Union

This book outlines the content of the main treaties that form the 'constitutional' basis of the European Union and analyses changes in these over time. The EU has expanded its policy scope and taken in many more members transferring powers to common supranational institutions in a way seen nowhere else in the world.

Postnational Democracy

The book suggests that the notion of democracy beyond the Nation State is a feasible concept and thereby seeks to link in with more deliberative ideas of democracy than the representative model favoured by the Nation State.

Postnational Democracy

Postnational Democracy examines the concept of political community beyond the Nation State and discusses its possible structure in the context of the European Union. It explores the evolution of political identity within the context of the Nation State and considers the manner in which international organisations in general have affected the `shared understandings' which have evolved over the course of time. It concludes that it is only in the context of the European Union that the public realm of politics within the constituent Nation States has been consistently undermined. The book suggests that the notion of democracy beyond the Nation State is a feasible concept and thereby seeks to link in with more deliberative ideas of democracy than the representative model favoured by the Nation State. Two particular factors are developed in this context: the growth `from below' of a nascent European `civil society' and the potential offered by advanced information technology in terms of facilitating the future emergence of postnational political identity, complementary to national political identity.