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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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Edward C. Page and Vincent Wright (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Presents a comparative study of the senior civil service in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Greece, Denmark, and Sweden, which provides information about ... More


Europe as Empire: The Nature of the Enlarged European Union

Jan Zielonka

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199292219
eISBN:
9780191603754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199292213.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book seeks to comprehend the evolving nature of the European Union following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the failure of the European Constitution. Its prime focus is the last wave of ... More


Return to Europe

Jan Zielonka

in Europe as Empire: The Nature of the Enlarged European Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199292219
eISBN:
9780191603754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199292213.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter traces the initial gap between the current and the new member states. It tries to establish to what degree various domestic reforms undertaken by individual post-communist countries have ... More


European Power Politics

Jan Zielonka

in Europe as Empire: The Nature of the Enlarged European Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199292219
eISBN:
9780191603754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199292213.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the way the EU accession process contributed to greater convergence across the old East-West divide. It argues that the eastern enlargement was an impressive exercise in empire ... More


Democratic Governance

Jan Zielonka

in Europe as Empire: The Nature of the Enlarged European Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199292219
eISBN:
9780191603754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199292213.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines major challenges to democratic governance. It finds that the enlarged EU is more likely to opt for neo-medieval rather than neo-Westphalian solutions, and shows that the Union ... More


Conclusions: Implications of Neo-medievalism

Jan Zielonka

in Europe as Empire: The Nature of the Enlarged European Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199292219
eISBN:
9780191603754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199292213.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This concluding chapter tries to identify the implications of neo-medievalism for the Union’s geo-strategic position, its governance capacity, and its political legitimacy. It also tries to establish ... More


Understanding the Dual Crisis

Carl-Ulrik Schierup

in Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780198280521
eISBN:
9780191603730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280521.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter introduces the book’s central questions, themes, and theoretical concepts, and elaborates on the moral-political premises of the study. It starts with a discussion of the contemporary ... More


Migration, Citizenship, and the European Social Model

Carl-Ulrik Schierup

in Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780198280521
eISBN:
9780191603730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280521.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines EU policies concerning social exclusion, migrant integration, labour migration, and asylum in the early 21st century. A two-pronged approach analyzes EU efforts in the realm of ... More


Explaining Institutional Change in Europe

Adrienne Heritier

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199298129
eISBN:
9780191711633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298129.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book poses the question: how and why do institutions change? Institutions, understood as rules of behaviour constraining and facilitating social interaction, are subject to different forms and ... More


British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

A H Halsey and W G Runciman (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263426
eISBN:
9780191734298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263426.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

These eleven chapters look at sociology in Britain from a number of intriguing perspectives. How important is it for British sociologists to be aware of the historical development of their subject in ... More


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