The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

ISBN : 9780199546282

Erik Jones; Anand Menon; Stephen Weatherill
924 Pages
189 x 249 mm
Pub date
Aug 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 a selection of 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 Handbook is intended as a one stop shop for all those interested in the European Union and its predecessors. Written in an accessible style, the volume is intended to shape the discipline of EU studies, and to establish itself as the essential point of reference for all those interested in European integration, both in universities and more broadly. It represents a timely guide to an institution that is much discussed but often only imperfectly understood.


Part I: Perspectives
1: Realist, Intergovernmentalist, and Institutionalist Approaches, Mark A. Pollack
2: Neo-functionalism and Supranational Governance, Wayne Sandholtz and Alec Stone Sweet
3: Constructivist Perspectives, Frank Schimmelfennig
4: Sociological Perspectives on European Integration, Craig Parsons
5: Multilevel Governance, George Pagoulatos and Loukas Tsoukalis
Part II: Treaties
6: Treaties of Paris, Berthold Rittberger
7: The Treaties of Rome, Mark Gilbert
8: The Single European Act, Maria Green Cowles
9: The Treaty of Maastricht, Finn Laursen
10: The Treaty of Amsterdam, Sophie Vanhoonacker
11: Treaty of Nice, Alberta Sbragia
12: The Constitutional Treaty and Lisbon, Youri Devuyst
Part III: Major Personalities
13: The Founding Fathers, Richard T. Griffiths
14: Dynamic Franco-German Duos: Giscard-Schmidt and Mitterrand-Kohl, Carine Germond
15: Problematic Partners: de Gaulle, Thatcher and their Impact, Piers Ludlow
16: The Presidents and Presidency of the European Commission, Hussein Kassim
17: Famous Non-Performers: Franco Malfatti, Gaston Thorn, and Jacques Santer, Desmond Dinan
Part IV: Member States (Cleavages)
18: Large versus Small States: Anti-Hegemony and the Politics of Shared Leadership, Simone Bunse and Kalypso Nicolaïdis
19: Old vs. New, Christian Lequesne
20: Rich Versus Poor, Waltraud Schelkle
21: Coordinated versus Liberal Market Economies, Orfeo Fioretos
22: Leaders and Followers: Leadership amongst Member States in a Differentiated Europe, Vincent Della Sala
Part V: Institutions
23: Council of Ministers and European Council, Jeffrey Lewis
24: European Commission, Susanne K. Schmidt and Arndt Wonka
25: The European Court of Justice and the Legal Dynamics of Integration, Loïc Azoulai, Renaud Dehousse
26: The European Parliament, Tapio Raunio
27: Auditors, Ombudsmen, Ian Harden
28: European Union Agencies, R. Daniel Kelemen
Part VI: Economic Competencies
29: Single Market, Michelle Egan
30: Trade Policy, Alasdair R. Young
31: Competition Policy, Imelda Maher
32: Economic and Monetary Union, Kenneth Dyson
33: Lisbon strategy (chapter 33, section F: Economic Competencies), Annette Bongardt and Francisco Torres
34: CAP, Francis Snyder
35: Regional and Structural Funds, Dermot Hodson
Part VII: Substantive Policy Development
36: Environmental Policy, Charlotte Burns and Neil Carter
37: European Consumer Law, Hans-W. Micklitz
38: Social Policy and Labour Market Regulation, Catherine Barnard and Simon Deakin
39: European Energy Policy, Dieter Helm
40: The Constitutional Context of (Ever Wider) Policymaking, Stephen Weatherill
Part VIII: Competencies In Foreign Policy And Home Affairs
41: Defence Policy, Anand Menon
42: The Shadow of Schengen, Jonathon W. Moses
43: Justice and Home Affairs, Jörg Monar
44: Intelligence and the European Union, Richard J. Aldrich
45: The Common Foreign and Security Policy, David Allen
Part IX: Political Concerns
46: Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union, Vivien A. Schmidt
47: Policy Effectiveness and Transparency in European Policy Making, Adrienne Héritier
48: Identity and Solidarity, Erik Jones
49: Political Time in the EU, Klaus H. Goetz
50: Public Opinion and Integration, Sara B. Hobolt
51: Rights (and Obligations) in EU Law, Joxerramon Bengoetxea
52: Bringing the Territory Back in: Towards a New Understanding of the Regional Dimension of the European Union, Charlie Jeffrey and Carolyn Rowe
53: Neither an International Organization nor a Nation State: The European Union as a Supranational Federation, Armin von Bogdandy
54: Comparative Regional Integration: Theoretical Developments, Walter Mattli
Part X: EU And The Member States
55: Coordination in the European Union, B. G. Peters
56: Burden-Sharing, Eiko Thielemann
57: Europeanization, Ulrich Sedelmeier
58: Politicization, Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks

About the author: 

Erik Jones has written on European politics, political economy, and the transatlantic relationship. His most recent book is Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Small States (OUP, 2008). He is Professor and Director of European Studies at the SAIS Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University and Head of Europe at Oxford Analytica.; Anand Menon has written widely on many aspects of European politics and public policy. His latest book is Europe: The State of the Union (atlantic Books). He is currently working on a project explaining the development of EU security policies. He is Professor of West European Politics at the University of Birmingham. ; Stephen Weatherill has written books and a large number of articles examining European Union law, ranging across the wide sweep of constitutional, instiutional and substantive law. He is Jacques Delors Professor of European law in the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Somerville College.

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