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The European Union : what it is and how it works
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Éditeur Palgrave Macmillan
Année 2014
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The European Union : what it is and how it works
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341.2422
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Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Theorizing European Integration and the Union as a Political System; Traditional explanatory approaches: neo-functionalism, intergovernmentalism, and federalism; Traditional approaches revisited; New theoretical avenues; Institutionalism; Multi-level governance; Social constructivism; Theorizing the EU as a political system; The EU: a system sui generis; The EU ; political order beyond the nation state; The EU: a dualistic, bicephalous political system; Conclusion ; 2 Building the European Union: Supranational Dynamics and Intergovernmental ConfigurationsFounding the European Communities under a model of supranational integration; Restructuring the European Communities under improved intergovernmental control; Re-launching supranational integration; Conclusion; 3 Consolidating the European Union: Enlargement, Deepening Integration and Crisis Management; Cautious incremental steps; Preparing Eastern enlargement; Amending the Treaties; Changing parameters in integration; Implementing enlargement and elaborating a Constitutional Treaty ; Accomplishing reform: the Lisbon TreatyTackling the financial and sovereign debt crisis; Conclusion; 4 The Core Institutional Structure; The European Commission; Institutional structure and internal organization; Powers; The Council; Institutional structure and internal organization; Powers and voting procedures; The European Council; The European Parliament; Size, election procedures and organization; Powers; The Court of Justice; Conclusion; 5 Decision-Making: Cooperation and Conflict among the Core Institutions; Legislation and rule-making; Legislative procedures ; The implications of the legislative proceduresFundamental political decisions; Executive tasks and policy implementation; Conclusion; 6 Decision-Making and Consensus-Building within the Core Institutions; In search of collegiality: the European Commission; Bargaining or problem-solving: the Council and the European Council; The Council; The European Council; Transcending party politics: the European Parliament; Political parties; Internal organization and decision-making; Parliament's political role; Conclusion; 7 Expanding and Diversifying the Core Institutional Structure ; Building intergovernmental annexes: the second and third pillars and their follow-up institutional arrangementsVariegated intergovernmentalism in foreign and security policy: building and dismantling the second pillar; Variegated intergovernmentalism in justice and home affairs: building and dismantling the third pillar; Establishing a variety of adjacent buildings: independent agencies; The first generation of independent agencies; The second generation of independent agencies; The rationale underlying independent agencies; Differentiating integration: the Euro-group
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This new introduction to the European Union is distinguished by its focus on the evolution and functioning of the political system of the EU and how best to understand and theorise its often contradictory and multifaceted nature and the dynamics of European integration.
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978-1-137-42754-0
1-137-42754-X
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