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Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies


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The primary objective of the new Contemporary European Studies series is to provide a research outlet for scholars of European Studies from all disciplines. The series publishes important scholarly works and aims to forge for itself an international reputation.

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Refugees, Security and the European Union

Refugees, Security and the European Union

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sarah Léonard, Christian Kaunert
June 27, 2019

This book analyses the extent and the modalities of the securitization of asylum-seekers and refugees in the EU. The book argues that the development of the EU asylum policy, far from 'securitizing' asylum-seekers and refugees, has led to the strengthening and codification of several rights for...

The Informal Construction of Europe

The Informal Construction of Europe

1st Edition

Lennaert van Heumen, Mechthild Roos
January 15, 2019

Informal dimensions of European integration have received limited academic attention to date, despite their historical and contemporary importance. Particularly studies in European integration history, while frequently mentioning informal processes, have as yet rarely conceptualised the study of...

Citizenship, Nation-building and Identity in the EU: The Contribution of Erasmus Student Mobility

Citizenship, Nation-building and Identity in the EU: The Contribution of Erasmus Student Mobility

1st Edition

Cherry James
January 15, 2019

With Brexit looming, a major issue facing UK Higher Education is whether the UK will be able to stay in the Erasmus Programme. This book sits at the intersection of three main interrelated themes - EU citizenship, the current state of the university in Europe, and student mobility - as they play...

Changing Borders in Europe: Exploring the Dynamics of Integration, Differentiation and Self-Determination in the European Union

Changing Borders in Europe: Exploring the Dynamics of Integration, Differentiation and Self-Determination in the European Union

1st Edition

Jacint Jordana, Michael Keating, Axel Marx, Jan Wouters
January 15, 2019

Changing Borders in Europe focuses on the territorial dimension of the European Union. It examines the transformation of state sovereignty within the EU, the emergence of varied self-determination claims, and the existence of a tailor-made architecture of functional borders, established by multiple...

Parties, Power and Policy-making: From Higher Education to Multinationals in Post-Communist Societies

Parties, Power and Policy-making: From Higher Education to Multinationals in Post-Communist Societies

1st Edition

Silvana Tarlea
January 08, 2019

This book explains the conditions under which political parties in government were able to influence economic growth in post-communist European countries. It highlights higher education and international investment as the two essentially related areas that have been steered by governments. The...

Competitiveness and Solidarity in the European Union: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Competitiveness and Solidarity in the European Union: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Paolo Chiocchetti, Frédéric Allemand
November 28, 2018

Starting in the 1980s, competitive pressures and the ideology of competitiveness have shaken and transformed traditional models of development, public policy, and governance in Europe. This edited book carries out a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and innovative analysis of the relationship...

Russia’s Impact on EU Policy Transfer to the Post-Soviet Space: The Contested Neighborhood

Russia’s Impact on EU Policy Transfer to the Post-Soviet Space: The Contested Neighborhood

1st Edition

Esther Ademmer
August 14, 2018

Russia's impact on EU policy transfer to the post-Soviet space has not been as negative as often perceived. EU policies have traveled to countries and issue areas, in which the dependence on Russia is high and Russian foreign policy is increasingly assertive. This book explores Russia's impact on...

The Democratisation of EU International Relations Through EU Law

The Democratisation of EU International Relations Through EU Law

1st Edition

Juan Santos Vara, Soledad Rodríguez Sánchez-Tabernero
August 01, 2018

Since the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon, key improvements have occurred in the democratisation of EU international relations through the increased powers of the European Parliament. Nevertheless, a comprehensive legal analysis of the new developments in democratic control of EU external...

Commercial Realism and EU Trade Policy: Competing for Economic Power in Asia and the Americas

Commercial Realism and EU Trade Policy: Competing for Economic Power in Asia and the Americas

1st Edition

Katharina L. Meissner
June 18, 2018

The European Union (EU) is at the forefront of engaging in external trade relations outside of the World Trade Organization (WTO) with entire regions and economic powerhouses. Understanding why and how the EU engages in one of the most active fields of external relations is crucial. This book fills...

EU Human Rights and Democratization Policies: Achievements and Challenges

EU Human Rights and Democratization Policies: Achievements and Challenges

1st Edition

Felipe Gómez Isa, Cristina Churruca Muguruza, Jan Wouters
May 10, 2018

Though the EU has tried to place human rights and democracy at the heart of its external action, there are serious concerns about its capacity to have a significant impact on the situation of human rights and human rights defenders as well as on the democratization processes taking place in...

Euroscepticism as a Transnational and Pan-European Phenomenon: The Emergence of a New Sphere of Opposition

Euroscepticism as a Transnational and Pan-European Phenomenon: The Emergence of a New Sphere of Opposition

1st Edition

John FitzGibbon, Benjamin Leruth, Nick Startin
April 25, 2018

As the EU enters an increasingly uncertain phase after the 2016 Brexit referendum, Euroscepticism continues to become an increasingly embedded phenomenon within party systems, non-party groups and within the media. Yet, academic literature has paid little attention to the emergence of, and...

Power Politics, Banking Union and EMU: Adjusting Europe to Germany

Power Politics, Banking Union and EMU: Adjusting Europe to Germany

1st Edition

Shawn Donnelly
April 10, 2018

This book examines the politics of Banking Union and EMU reform in the EU, and draws lessons for what it means for international politics, both in Europe, and for international relations more broadly. It demonstrates that most of the reforms in Europe to break free of the Eurozone and banking...

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