Portugal in the European Union: Assessing Twenty-Five Years of Integration Experience / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Taylor & Francis
In 2010, 25 years will have elapsed since Portugal signed the Accession Treaty which allowed it to become a full-fledged member of the then European Community.
The volume elicits how Portugal has grasped opportunities and challenges emanating from its participation in the institutional, regulatory and political frameworks of the European Union (EU) as these became more intricate as well as intrusive. It scrutinizes the adjustments and transformations that took place in the Portuguese society, politics and economics as well as in the country’s international relations as engendered by its increasing enmeshment in the Community-building dynamics. Divided into three main parts:
• *Part I focuses on the major changes within the domestic arena, notably on the political economical and social fronts
• *Part II addresses the adjustments that the Portuguese leadership had to introduce in order to participate in key common policies and strategies.
• *Part III is centred on foreign policy and assesses and discusses the impact upon Portugal’s international relations.
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, EU studies, comparative politics and those with a strong interest in Portugal.
About the Author
Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International History at the Department of International Relations and Public Administration, University of Minho. She is the Head of the Research Unit in Political Science and International Relations (NICPRI) of the same University and Member of the Steering Committee of the ECPR’s Standing Group on International Relations (since September 2004). Her main research interests include European Security and Defence Policy, EU’s external relations, Portuguese foreign and security policy, and the role of security organisation in post-Cold War Europe.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira Part 1: Twenty-five Years After: The Evolution of the Portuguese Politics and Economics 2. Portugal in the European Union, 1985-2010 Nuno Severiano Teixeira 3. The Europeanization of the Portuguese Political System Paul Christopher Manuel 4. The Transformation of the Portuguese Economy: The Impact of European Monetary Union David Corkill 5. The Portuguese and the European Union António Costa Pinto 6. The Transformation of the Portuguese Society Michael Baum Part 2: The Adjustment to Policy Areas 7. Portugal and Common Agriculture Policy Francisco Avillez 8. Portugal and the Industrial Policy Margarida Proença 9. Portugal and European Trade Policy Maria Helena Guimarães 10. The EU’s Structural Funds in Portugal: Positive Results, Lost Opportunities and New Priorities Alfredo Marques 11. Portugal and the Lisbon Strategy Carlos Zorrinho and Arminda Neves Part 3: The Redesigning of the Portuguese Foreign Policy 12. From EPC to ESDP: Going from Orthodox Atlanticism to Committed Europeanism Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira 13. Lusophonia and the Continued Centrality of the Portuguese-Speaking Community Paulo Gorjão 14. From Failure to Success: East Timor in the Portuguese Diplomacy Rui Novais 15. The Relations between Portugal and Spain: Three Decades after Accession Sergio Caramelo 16. Portugal’s EU Experience: What Lessons for the Newcomers? Sebastian Royo 17.Conclusion AJR Groom and Laura C. Ferreira-Pereira