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- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00
Gender quotas are a growing worldwide phenomenon, yet their variable implementation remains under-researched. Using the prominent case study of France this book approaches quotas from the perspective of the key actors responsible for them ? political parties. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 295.00
This unique collection of data includes concise definitions and explanations relating to all aspects of the European Union. It explains the terminology surrounding the EU and outlines the roles and significance of the institutions, member countries, foreign relations, programmes and policies, treaties and personalities. It contains over 1,000 clear... more...
- Campus Verlag 2010; US$ 25.58
Soll und kann die Europäische Union demokratisch sein? An welchen Demokratiestandards ist die europäische Mehrebenenpolitik zu messen? Und welche demokratischen Defizite hat die EU? Auf diese Fragen gibt Thorsten Hüller innovative und teilweise überraschende Antworten. Dazu betrachtet er insbesondere die Bemühungen der Europäischen Kommission, mithilfe... more...
- Campus Verlag 2009; US$ 22.84
Soll die Legitimität der EU am Ideal des demokratischen Rechtsstaats gemessen werden? Viele Europaforscher behaupten: Nein! Dagegen argumentiert Daniel Gaus anhand der Diskurstheorie von Jürgen Habermas, dass der Begriff des demokratischen Rechtsstaats nicht beliebig durch andere Vorstellungen von Legitimität ersetzt werden kann. Dieser ist als normatives... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 93.99
If one lesson emerges clearly from fifty years of European integration it is that political aims should be pursued by overtly political means, and not by roundabout economic or legal strategies. The functionalist strategy of promoting spillovers from one economic sector to another has failed to achieve a steady progress towards a federal union, as... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 67.99
Now in its fifth edition, Europe Today presents unrivaled coverage of developments in major European countries and across the region. Thoroughly revised and updated?with a new introduction and an added chapter on Spain?this is the only work that offers a sustained and unified set of both country case studies and thematic chapters on the European... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 74.90
A clear guide to current EU institutions, practices, and policies, this is also an informed insider's account of how they have emerged in their present form, with clues on future change. The mixture of analysis and history, description and prescription, works well, because the author has had a ringside seat, but retains a cool Nordic non-partisan... more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 124.99
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 the Council and the Commission. The fact that the European Parliament is the only EU institution whose members are directly elected leads to the... more...