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  1. The EU’s Role in Fighting Global Imbalances

    The EU’s Role in Fighting Global Imbalances

    Edited by Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Moa Mårtensson, Lars Oxelheim, Thomas Persson
    The EU’s Role in Fighting Global Imbalances looks at the role of the European Union in addressing some of the greatest challenges of our time: poverty, protectionism, climate change, and human trafficking. Contributions from ten leading scholars in the fields of economics, law, and political science provide in-depth analyses of three key dimensions of EU foreign policy, namely: the internal challenges facing the EU, as its 28 member countries struggle to coordinate their actions; the external challenges facing the EU on the global arena, in areas where global imbalances are particularly pervasive, and where measures taken by the Union can have an important impact; and the EU´s performance on the global arena, in the eyes of other key actors. Based on a broad and interdisciplinary understanding of the concept of global imbalances, this book argues that these challenges follow from pervasive global imbalances, which at root are economic, political, and legal in character. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  2. Comparative Politics

    Comparative Politics

    Edited by Dietmar Braun, Martino Maggetti
    What are the conceptual and methodological challenges facing comparative politics today? This informative book discusses four main challenges that create stress for disciplinary reproduction and advancement, while providing potential solutions. In seven chapters, the contributors cover the most pressing issues: the dissolution of the nation-state as the main objective of inquiry; the increasing complexity of concepts and methods; the capacity to accumulate knowledge; and the tensions between parsimonious and contextually rich explanations. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  3. Shaping EU Policy from Below

    Shaping EU Policy from Below

    Simona Piattoni, Justus Schönlau
    This book looks at the way in which the Committee of the Regions (CoR) can influence EU policy making from below, despite its relatively weak position in the decision-making process. Bringing together theoretical arguments about the central role of the formation of judgment in addition to the more conventionally emphasized expression of will, with an up-to-date account of the CoR's institutional development and activities, Simona Piattoni and Justus Schönlau make a strong case not to overlook the significance of the Committee's contribution to EU-level democracy. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  4. Eurozone Dystopia

    Eurozone Dystopia

    William Mitchell
    Eurozone Dystopia traces the origin of the Eurozone and shows how the historical Franco-German rivalry combined with the growing dominance of neo-liberal economic thinking to create a monetary system that is deeply flawed and destined to fail. It argues that the political class in Europe is trapped in a destructive groupthink which prevents it from seeing their own policy failures. Millions are unemployed as a result and the member states are caught in a cycle of persistent stagnation and rising social instability. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  5. The Sustainability of the European Social Model

    The Sustainability of the European Social Model

    Edited by Jean-Claude Barbier, Ralf Rogowski, Fabrice Colomb
    This book argues that the European Social Model can only be sustained in the current economic crisis if social and employment policies are adequately recognised as integral parts of European economic policy-making. The contributing authors investigate this hypothesis through comparative evaluations of interactions of EU economic governance with national systems of social protection. In particular they focus on two key policy areas – social services of general interest and the regulation of working time – as well as covering areas such as social inclusion, active ageing policies and job quality. By combining sociological approaches with legal analyses, the book provides unique insights and evaluation of EU methods of governance. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  6. The Tools of Policy Formulation

    The Tools of Policy Formulation

    Edited by Andrew J. Jordan, John R. Turnpenny
    A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the Elgaronline platform - www.elgaronline.com/view/9781783477036.xml Policy analysts are accustomed to thinking in terms of tools and instruments. Yet an authoritative examination of the tools which have been developed to formulate new policies is missing. This book is the first of its kind to distinguish the defining characteristics of the main policy formulation tools, and offer a fresh way of understanding how, why and by whom they are selected, as well as the effects they produce in practice. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  7. The European Social Model in Crisis

    The European Social Model in Crisis

    Edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive and systematic assessment of the impact of the crisis and austerity policies on all elements of the European Social Model. This book assesses the situation in each individual EU member state on the basis of detailed empirical evidence and concrete case studies. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 203.00   Web: $ 182.70
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  8. China, the European Union and the Developing World

    China, the European Union and the Developing World

    Edited by Jan Wouters, Jean-Christophe Defraigne, Matthieu Burnay
    China, the European Union and the Developing World provides a comparative analysis of Chinese and EU influence across five different regions of the developing world: Asia-Pacific; South and Central Asia; the Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; and Latin America. While there is broad acknowledgement that the importance of China is rising across the developing world, this book offers a comprehensive and comparative account of the relative increase of the Chinese presence in the various different regions. It highlights its impact on the relationship between the EU and the developing world regions and shows how the rise of China affects the relations between these regions and Europe. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 190.00   Web: $ 171.00
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  9. The European Union and Global Engagement

    The European Union and Global Engagement

    Edited by Normann Witzleb, Alfonso Martínez Arranz, Pascaline Winand Winand
    Written by a broad range of international experts, The European Union and Global Engagement examines the current state of the European Union and its relationship with the world. The book presents fresh perspectives on the interplay between EU internal developments and its global engagement. While considering the impact and presence of the EU around the world, the collection has a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  10. The European Union and India

    The European Union and India

    Pascaline Winand, Marika Vicziany, Poonam Datar
    This multi-disciplinary book provides a comprehensive analysis of the EU–India relationship from 1950 to the present day, as a way of assessing whether a meaningful and sustainable relationship is emerging and whether it will play a role in the future of international diplomacy and business. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  11. Juridification and Social Citizenship in the Welfare State

    Juridification and Social Citizenship in the Welfare State

    Edited by Henriette Sinding Aasen, Siri Gloppen, Anne-Mette Magnussen, Even Nilssen
    The concept of juridification refers to a diverse set of processes involving shifts towards more detailed legal regulation, regulations of new areas, and conflicts and problems increasingly being framed in legal and rights-oriented terms. This timely book questions the impact international and national regulations have upon vulnerable groups (the unemployed, patients, prisoners, immigrants, and others) in terms of inclusion, exclusion and social citizenship. Focusing on European welfare states, as well as lessons from Latin America, it considers the implementation of the right to health and the role of international courts. This book brings empirical analysis and multidisciplinary, comparative perspectives to the previously fragmented and largely theoretical debate on juridification in the welfare state. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  12. Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

    Sweden and the Revival of the Capitalist Welfare State

    Andreas Bergh
    This book tackles a number of controversial questions regarding Sweden’s economic and political development: • How did Sweden become rich? • How did Sweden become egalitarian? • Why has Sweden since the early 1990s grown faster than the US and most EU-countries despite its high taxes and generous welfare state? The author uses new research on institutions and economic reforms to explain the rise, the fall and the recent revival of the Swedish welfare state. The central argument is that a generous welfare state like Sweden’s can work well, provided that it is built on well-functioning capitalist institutions and economic openess. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  13. The Privatisation and Nationalisation of European Roads

    The Privatisation and Nationalisation of European Roads

    Daniel Albalate
    This distinctive and timely book examines the current state and trends in the ownership, management and financing of European high capacity roads. Offering an analysis of three pioneer countries in road privatisation, Spain, France and Italy, from their origins to their recent developments, it evaluates how the design of privatisation policies may lead to their success or failure. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  14. Building the Knowledge Economy in Europe

    Building the Knowledge Economy in Europe

    Edited by Meng-Hsuan Chou, Åse Gornitzka
    Building the Knowledge Economy in Europe investigates the integration of emerging knowledge policy domains on the European political agenda, and the dynamics of this in relation to knowledge policies. Professors Meng-Hsuan Chou and åse Gornitzka bring together leading experts who address the two central pillars of the ‘Europe of Knowledge’, research and higher education, to reveal the vertical, horizontal and sequential tensions in European knowledge governance Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  15. How Welfare States Shape the Democratic Public

    How Welfare States Shape the Democratic Public

    Edited by Staffan Kumlin, Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen
    Staffan Kumlin and Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen bring together political scientists and sociologists from different and frequently separated research communities to examine policy feedback in European welfare states. In doing so, they offer a rich menu of different methodological approaches. The book demonstrates how long-term policy legacies and short-term policy change affect the public, but also shows that such processes are contingent on individual characteristics and political context. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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  16. Quality of Government and Corruption from a European Perspective

    Quality of Government and Corruption from a European Perspective

    Nicholas Charron, Victor Lapuente, Bo Rothstein
    In this book the authors tackle the concept of ‘quality of government’ (QoG) both conceptually and empirically and apply their focus to EU countries and regions. In a pioneering empirical effort, they map out regional QoG for the first time for 172 NUTS 1 and 2 regions throughout 18 countries in the EU, and provide a detailed methodology. They follow up the quantitative assessment with three case studies demonstrating the wide variation of QoG found within the countries of Italy, Belgium and Romania. The book concludes with important lessons and ideas for future research. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 39.95   Web: $ 31.96
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  17. Environmental Governance in Europe

    Environmental Governance in Europe

    Rüdiger K.W. Wurzel, Anthony R. Zito, Andrew J. Jordan
    European governance has witnessed dramatic changes in recent decades. By assessing the use of ‘new’ environmental policy instruments in European Union countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and Austria, this timely book analyses whether traditional forms of top-down government have given way to less hierarchical governance instruments, which rely strongly on societal self-steering and/or market forces. The authors provide important new theoretical insights as well as fresh empirical detail on why, and in what form, these instruments are being adopted within and across different levels of governance, along with analysis of the often-overlooked interactions between the instrument types. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  18. Before and Beyond the Global Economic Crisis

    Before and Beyond the Global Economic Crisis

    Edited by Mats Benner
    This timely and far-reaching book addresses the long-term impact of the recent global economic crisis. New light is shed on the crisis and its historical roots, and resolutions for a more robust, resilient future socio-economic model are prescribed. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  19. The Law and Policy of Harmonisation in Europe’s Internal Market

    The Law and Policy of Harmonisation in Europe’s Internal Market

    Isidora Maletić
    This innovative book explores the constitutional compromise between the European Union’s legislative competence and member states’ regulatory autonomy, and analyses the reconciliation of economic integration and welfare protection within the European internal market. It does so through the original lens of article 114 TFEU, the law-making clause underlying the European harmonisation process. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  20. Social Capital in Europe

    Social Capital in Europe

    Emanuele Ferragina
    The book investigates the determinants of social capital across 85 European regions capturing the renewed interest among social capital theorists for the importance of active secondary groups in supporting the correct functioning of society and its democratic institutions. Robert Putnam merged quantitative and historical analyses, suggesting that the lack of social capital in the south of Italy was mainly due to a peculiar historical development rather than being the product of a mix of structural socio-economic factors, a conclusion that has been the subject of fierce criticism and debate. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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