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Plan of the Book

Adrienne Héritier

in Explaining Institutional Change in Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199298129
eISBN:
9780191711633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298129.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter presents an overview of the topics discussed in this volume.


The European Union and the People

Mette Elise Jolly

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213078
eISBN:
9780191707155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213078.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The European Union is frequently accused of having a ‘democratic deficit’. Many commentators argue that this could be remedied by increasing the powers of the European Parliament relative to those of ... More


Representing Europe's Citizens?: Electoral Institutions and the Failure of Parliamentary Representation

David M. Farrell and Roger Scully

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199285020
eISBN:
9780191713651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285020.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The past fifteen years have seen declining public support for European integration, and widespread suggestions that a legitimacy crisis faces the European Union (EU). Many in the EU have believed ... More


European Defence Policy: Beyond the Nation State

Frédéric Mérand

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533244
eISBN:
9780191714474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533244.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This book explains the creation of the European Union's Security and Defense Policy—to this day the most ambitious project of peacetime military integration. Whether hailed as a vital step in the ... More


Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Roger M. Barker

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576814
eISBN:
9780191722509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The corporate governance systems of continental Europe have traditionally been quite different to those of the liberal market economies (e.g., the United States and the United Kingdom). Company ... More


Becoming Europeans?: Attitudes, Behaviour, and Socialization in the European Parliament

Roger Scully

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284320
eISBN:
9780191603365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284326.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Contemporary political science assumes that ‘institutions matter’. But the governing institutions of the European Union are widely presumed to matter more than most. A commonplace assumption about ... More


The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Francis G. Castles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book uses data from 21 OECD countries for the period 1980 to 1998 to test a variety of hypotheses suggesting that contemporary welfare states are in crisis and to establish the factors shaping ... More


Restructuring Europe: Centre Formation, System Building, and Political Structuring between the Nation State and the European Union

Stefano Bartolini

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286430
eISBN:
9780191603242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286434.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This study focuses on the historical configuration of territorial borders and functional boundaries of the European nation states, and interprets integration as a process of transcendence, ... More


Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Small States

Erik Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199208333
eISBN:
9780191708985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208333.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The small advanced industrial states of Western Europe have been regarded as a model for political and economic success because they are both stable and prosperous. The formula for that success ... More


Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Jack Hayward (ed.)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Are European elites losing touch with their peoples? The populist challenge to representative democracy is as old as democracy itself but its impact has differed between European countries. Should ... More


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