The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

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Publication Date 2012
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This is an authoritative, one-volume, and independent treatment of the history, functioning, and nature of the European integration. Written by leading scholars, it covers the major institutions, policies, and events in the history of integration, whilst also providing a guide to the major theoretical approaches that have been used to study it over time. By bringing together such a distinguished cast covering such a wide array of themes, the publication is intended as a one-stop shop for all those interested in the European Union and its predecessors. The volume, which is intended to shape the discipline of EU studies, represents a timely guide to an institution that is much discussed but often only imperfectly understood.

Table of Contents:

  • Perspectives
    • Realist, Intergovernmentalist, and Institutionalist Approaches | Mark A. Pollack
    • Neo-Functionalism and Supranational Governance | Wayne Sandholtz & Alec Stone Sweet
    • Constructivist Perspectives | Frank Schimmelfennig
    • Sociological Perspectives on European Integration | Craig Parsons
    • Multilevel Governance | George Pagoulatos & Loukas Tsoukalis
  • Treaties
    • The Treaties of Paris | Berthold Rittberger
    • The Treaties of Rome | Mark Gilbert
    • The Single European Act | Maria Green Cowles
    • The Treaty of Maastricht | Finn Laursen
    • The Treaty of Amsterdam | Sophie Vanhoonacker
    • The Treaty of Nice | Alberta M. Sbragia
    • The Constitutional and Lisbon Treaties | Youri Devuyst
  • Major Personalities
    • The Founding Fathers | Richard T. Griffiths
    • Dynamic Franco–German Duos: Giscard–Schmidt and Mitterrand–Kohl | Carine Germond
    • Problematic Partners: De Gaulle, Thatcher, and Their Impact | N. Piers Ludlow
    • The Presidents and the Presidency of the European Commission | Hussein Kassim
    • Famous Non-Performers: Franco Malfatti, Gaston Thorn, and Jacques Santer | Desmond Dinan
  • Member States (Cleavages)
    • Large Versus Small States: Anti-Hegemony and The Politics of Shared Leadership | Simone Bunse & Kalypso Nicolaïdis
    • Old Versus New | Christian Lequesne
    • Rich Versus Poor | Schelkle Waltraud
    • Coordinated Versus Liberal Market Economies | Orfeo Fioretos
    • Leaders and Followers: Leadership Amongst Member States in a Differentiated Europe | Vincent Della Sala
  • Institutions
    • Council of Ministers and European Council | Mark A. Pollack
    • European Commission | Susanne K. Schmidt & Arndt Wonka
    • The European Court of Justice and the Legal Dynamics of Integration | Loïc Azoulai & Renaud Dehousse
    • The European Parliament | Tapio Raunio
    • External Scrutiny Institutions | Ian Harden
    • European Union Agencies | R. Daniel Kelemen
  • Economic Competences
    • Single Market | Michelle Egan
    • Trade Policy | Alasdair R. Young
    • Competition Policy | Imelda Maher
    • Economic and Monetary Union | Kenneth Dyson
    • Lisbon Strategy | Annette Bongardt & Francisco Torres
    • CAP | Francis Snyder
    • Regional and Structural Funds | Dermot Hodson
  • Substantive Policy Development
    • Environmental Policy | Charlotte Burns & Neil Carter
    • European Consumer Law | Hans-W. Micklitz
    • Social Policy and Labor Market Regulation | Catherine Barnard & Simon Deakin
    • European Energy Policy | Dieter R. Helm
    • The Constitutional Context of (Ever–Wider) Policy–Making | Stephen Weatherill
  • Competences In Foreign Policy and Home Affairs
    • Defense Policy | Anand Menon
    • The Shadow of Schengen | Jonathon W. Moses
    • Justice and Home Affairs | Jörg Monar
    • Intelligence and the European Union | Richard J. Aldrich
    • The Common Foreign and Security Policy | David Allen
  • Political Concerns
    • Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union | Vivien A. Schmidt
    • Policy Effectiveness and Transparency in European Policy-Making | Adrienne Héritier
    • Identity and Solidarity | Erik Jones
    • Political Time in the EU | Klaus H. Goetz
    • Public Opinion and Integration | Sara B. Hobolt
    • Rights (And Obligations) in EU Law | Joxerramon Bengoetxea
    • Bringing the Territory Back in: Toward a New Understanding of the Regional Dimension of the EU | Charlie Jeffery & Carolyn Rowe
    • Neither an International Organization Nor A Nation State: The EU as a Supranational Federation | Armin von Bogdandy
    • Comparative Regional Integration: Theoretical Developments | Walter Mattli
  • EU and the Member States
    • Coordination in the EU | B. Guy. Peters
    • Burden-Sharing | Eiko Thielemann
    • Europeanization | Ulrich Sedelmeier
    • Politicization | Liesbet Hooghe & Gary Marks
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