The European Union / Edition 1

The European Union / Edition 1

by James A. Caporaso, James A Caporaso
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813325838

ISBN-13: 9780813325835

Pub. Date: 07/01/2000

Publisher: Westview Press


The European Union: Dilemmas of Regional Integration is a readable, informative volume for students and instructors of introductory and intermediate courses in international relations and comparative politics. Since the daily activities of the European Union cut across the comparative/IR distinction, the book will prove useful in both courses.Caporaso…  See more details below

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The European Union: Dilemmas of Regional Integration is a readable, informative volume for students and instructors of introductory and intermediate courses in international relations and comparative politics. Since the daily activities of the European Union cut across the comparative/IR distinction, the book will prove useful in both courses.Caporaso begins with a detailed chapter that provides readers with important information about the institutions and history of the European Union. In subsequent chapters he examines dilemmas such as the conflict between national sovereignty and the development of regional social policies, the external impact of the European Union (is it open or close, a force for peace or a source of conflict?), and conflicts between democratic openness and accountability on the one hand and expert decisionmaking on the other. Caporaso develops the implications of these dilemmas by place them within broader debates in comparative and international politics. It was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2001.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813325835
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Series:
Dilemmas in World Politics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
0.39(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Acronyms
Introduction
Three Dilemmas of European Integration, Summary
Notes
References
European Social Policy: National or Regional?Introduction
Social Policy
Social Policy Dilemmas
A Brief History of EU Social Policy
The Evidence: Another Look
Constitutionalization of the Rome Treaty
The Courts and Social Policy
Conclusion
References
Dilemmas of Democracy in the European UnionIntroduction: The Meaning of Democracy
Definitions
Relationship Between Democracy and Markets
The European Union and the Democratic Deficit
The EU: Representation, Participation, and Rights
An Example: Monetary Policy and Democracy
Conclusion
References
Dilemmas of the External Relations of the European UnionIntroduction
Fortress Europe or Cosmopolitan Force?
Widening Versus Deepening
Foreign Policy Challenges
Summary
Conclusion
References
Conclusion
Notes
References, Index
-Peter Dombrowski, Iowa State University
-Vincent A. Mahler, Loyola University, Chicago

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