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  1. Global Power Transition and the Future of the European Union Will EU Leaders Stop Missing Key Opportunities?

    Yesilada, Birol; Tanrikulu, Osman Goktug
    Global Power Transition and the Future of the European Union Will EU Leaders Stop Missing Key Opportunities? Birol Yeşilada, Portland State University & Osman Göktuğ Tanrıkulu, Portland State University ABSTRACT Paper presented at the 2015 Conference of the European Union Studies Association in Boston, March 5-8. This paper applies power transition theory to EU’s future as a global power. It assesses economic and political/strategic capabilities of the EU vis-à-vis other global contenders as Transatlantic Alliance is challenged by rising powers in the east - China and India. Analysis includes simulations of how structural reforms (i.e fiscal union) and membership enlargement(s) are likely to affect...

  2. Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism, Chapter 10

    Schimmelfennig, Frank
    Europe has pioneered regional integration, and studies on European integration have dominated the study of regionalism. Curiously, as much as the study of regionalism has long been Europe-centered, the study of European regionalism and the theories of European integration have centered on the European Union (EU), its organizational growth and performance. This literature is vast and discussed in entire handbooks on the EU (e.g. Jones et al. 2012; Jørgensen et al. 2006). By contrast, this chapter deliberately takes a regional perspective. It starts with a discussion of how “Europe” has been constructed as a civilizational and institutional region and how...

  3. STRENGTHENING THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S BUDGETARY AND ECONOMIC SURVEILLANCE CAPACITY SINCE GREECE AND THE EURO DEBT CRISIS: A STUDY OF FIVE DIRECTORATES-GENERAL

    Savage, James D.; Verdun, Amy
    Has the executive role of the European Commission changed since the euro debt crisis? Intergovernmentalists point to the increased role of the member states and the Council at the expense of the Commission and other supranational institutions. This paper examines how the Commission has responded to the expansion of fiscal and economic rules such as the regulations that strengthen the EU’s statistical competence and the Six-Pack and Two-Pack. Based on interviews conducted with key staff, we find that these rules have created significant coordination, information, and analytical demands on the Commission. The latter has enhanced its horizontal and vertical coordination efforts, prioritized staff for the Directorate-Generals conducting surveillance activities, added DGs to...

  4. Economic Crisis, Spontaneous Orders and the European Project

    Bonilla Saus, Javier; Isern, Pedro
    Introduction: The cause of the 2008 crisis has not been the inability to deal with extreme greed, but the inability to deal with extreme abundance. In the past, societies have fallen into deep crises mainly due to endemic scarcity, but nowadays they have proven to be incapable of dealing with abundance. Abundance is the distinctive quality of North American and Western European contemporary history. This prosperity is closely related to the validity of freedoms and equalities. However, how are abundance and institutional strength related? In extreme scarcity, the (complete) absence of goods tautologically implies the absence of property rights. After extreme...

  5. EU TRADE POLICY AND CIVIL SOCIETY: DIFFERENT CHANNELS, SAME SUCCESS?

    Postnikov, Evgeny
    Following the recent stalemate in the global trading system, the European Union (EU) has eschewed its insistence on multilateralism and spearheaded the signing of bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with various states across the world. Furthermore, with the passage of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009 the European Parliament (EP) now has to ratify all EU FTAs. How has civil society in the EU adapted to these changes? This paper explores the preferences and strategies of labor groups with regard to EU FTAs before and after these changes. It argues that the ability of civil society actors to influence EU...

  6. Beneath the Veil of Hope: The effects of EU signaling on foreign investors’ sensitivity to corruption before and after EU membership

    no, author
    Introduction: The litereature on the effects of corruption on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) does not point to a conclusive causal logic. Some studies show that high corruption discourages FDI since it is perceived as an additional tax on doing business. Others suggest that it is irrelevant and other factors matter more. Still others argue that it can actually help FDI since it “greases the wheels” of the system. Looking at the relationship between corruption and FDI in the context of the 12 countries which joined the EU in 2004-07 one can make a puzzeling observation (Chart 1). During the pre-accession...

  7. Our Virgin Birth or the Reinventions of Europe

    Nicolaidis, Kalypso; Onar, Nora Fisher
    Introduction: In this chapter, we start with the assumption that while the discussion as to whether or to what extent the EU ought to be characterised as ‘empire’ is a fruitful and productive one, we can take some of the axioms developed in this book as given (see also inter alia Zielonka, 2006). We argue first that Europe as embodied in today’s EU is best characterised by its post-imperial condition, that is, the tension between its aspiration to transcend or overcome its imperial legacies on one hand, and its propensity to reproduce and project these legacies on the other; and second that in doing so, scholars...

  8. Protestant Apocalyptic Narratives and the European Union

    Nelsen, Brent F.; Guth, James L.
    Introduction: Christianity is apocalyptic. Christians since the days following the first-century crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth have anticipated a return of Christ Jesus—as stated in the Apostles’ Creed—“to judge the living and the dead.” Various Christian traditions have interpreted the prophetic utterances of the Jewish prophets, the author of Revelation and Jesus himself in their own particular ways—often arriving and very different views of the end of history. But orthodox Christians of all sorts have generally agreed that history will come to a dramatic conclusion with Jesus Christ returning in some manner to set things right. For some conservative European...

  9. Travaux to the Treaties: Treasures or trivia?

    Miettinen, Samuli; Kettunen, Merita
    Introduction: For most of the current era of European integration, the Court of Justice has not admitted preparatory work as evidence of the frames’ intent when interpreting Treaties. Even the teleology of ‘ever closer union’, as radical as its application has been, is firmly rooted in the text of the Treaties. Literature suggests this was linked to the secrecy surrounding early negotiations, and poor public access to the documents. Some at the Court have considered that these concerns are no longer relevant to the preparatory work to more recent Treaties. In several recent cases, the Court has reversed its initial opposition to relying on preparatory works to...

  10. The Emergence of the European Integration Dimension in National Party Systems, 1945-2010

    Konig, Thomas; Marbach, Moritz; Osnabrugge, Moritz
    We investigate whether and, if so, when and where a new European integration dimension emerges in national party competition that complements the traditional left/right-dimension in Europe. We develop a Bayesian Finite Mixture Factor Analysis to estimate the probability for the latent one-dimensional traditional left/right and two-dimensional inverted U-shaped configuration with anti-European parties at the peripheries. Our empirical analysis combines expert and transformed manifesto data, covering the period since World War II. The estimation reveals that the probability for a one-dimensional configuration becomes on average less likely than the probability for a two-dimensional configuration since the late 1980s. We provide evidence that the increasing transfer of competences to the EU...

  11. Civic Participation and Integration: A country of origin perspective

    Gsir, Sonia
    This paper offers an insight into how emigration countries influence immigrants in their host society. Our main objective is to explore the following questions: first, whether and how emigration countries can influence the civic participation of immigrants in immigration countries and second, whether transnational links, in particular political transnational activities, have an impact on civic participation in receiving countries. Civic participation is approached as a form of political participation outside of traditional political institutions. As an active and collective dimension of engagement in society, one form of civic participation consists in being active in organizations. This paper addresses three forms of involvement: in local politics (mainstream organizations focused...

  12. Externalizing the EU's Justice and Home Affairs to Southeast Asia: Prospects and Limitations

    Heiduk, Felix
    Introduction: The transnational dimension ascribed to may phenomena traditionally associated with domestic, or internal, security such as terrorism, drug trafficking, pandemics, or people smuggling has led to increased pressures to increase cooperation across national borders to ‘fight’ or ‘manage’ many of the new, transnational security threats. The ESS describes the post-Cold War environment as ‘one of increasingly open borders in which the internal and external aspects of security are indissolubly linked’ (European Union 2003b, 3). The perceived diffusion between internal and external security has not only accelerated demands for a greater cooperation between the EU and third states and international...

  13. Writing the Script? ECOWAS’ Military Intervention Mechanism

    Hartmann, Christof; Striebinger, Kai
    Introduction: In 1999, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) adopted an innovative protocol. The ECOWAS Protocol relating to the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peace-Keeping, and Security (Protocol-Mechanism) established a nine member state Mediation and Security Council (MSC) deciding with majority rule upon military interventions in member states against the will of target countries in cases of, among others, violation of human rights, the rule of law, or democratic principles. Up until then the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) had been the sole organization to have this right, and so far no other regional organization had followed...

  14. Research Agenda: The European integration of core state powers

    Genschel, Philipp; Jachtenfuchs, Markus
    The literature on European integration has its own business cycles. In the 2000s, the common wisdom was that the Maastricht Treaty had ushered the EU into a stable constitutional equilibrium that was unlikely to be upset soon (Hix 2007: 143–44; Moravcsik 2005: 349). In the 2010s, by contrast, the common wisdom holds that Maastricht has unleashed new dynamics of change that transform the institutional architecture of the EU in significant ways. Some scholars diagnose the rise of a ‘new intergovernmentalism’ that allegedly overlays and partly displaces the supranational actors and institutions of the traditional community method (Bickerton et al. 2014; Puetter 2014). Others note the creeping territorial differentiation...

  15. Beyond Intergovernmental Coordination: EU Corporate Foreign Policy Action and the Crisis over Ukraine

    Gehring, Thomas; Urbanski, Kevin; Oberthür, Sebastian
    Introduction: Since 2014, the European Union (EU) finds itself in the midst of an international crisis over the status and territorial integrity of Ukraine that might have the potential of creating a new conflict among great powers in Europe (Smith 2014, Ferreira-Pereira and Vieira 2014). Moreover, the EU seems to be a major Western player in this conflict– not its member states, nor the United States. The EU seems to behave as a great regional power in its own right that is capable of confronting the newly empowered Russia that is gradually recovering from its defeat upon the breakdown of...

  16. Household Finance in Contemporary Capitalism: Facts in Search of Theory

    Fuller, Gregory W.
    Both International and Comparative Political Economy have a blind spot where households – and particularly households' finances – are concerned. This is a problem. Household financial activities have a large and growing impact on economic outcomes; however, our understanding of the underlying causal mechanisms remains weak. This weakness stems from the fact that discussions of household finance are limited – and what discussions are taking place are spread across scholarly communities that don’t always communicate well with one another. This paper attempts to rectify that problem. It surveys the existing theoretical treatments of household financial activities, provides data showing that those activities are important, and lays out both...

  17. The Bologna Process and the EHEA – A New European Normative Regime?

    Friedman, Yoav
    Introduction: In the last 50 years the academic community has tried to conceptualize Europe's "Power" in order to understand its political nature. On the one hand, the EU has been perceived as an economic giant, and on the other hand as a political dwarf whose political power does not fit its economic abilities (Medrano, 1999: 155(.This paper uses Regime Theory as a heuristic base which enable a very comprehensive explanation for the creation, institutionalization, function and growth of international cooperation, through which the EU convey its global political and normative influence. The international regime functions in this matter as a...

  18. Sidestepping Lethal Antisemitism – The EU's Response in the Aftermath of Terror

    Elman, R. Amy
    Introduction: In 2014, the European Commissioner's former president (José Manuel Barroso) refuted suggestions that Europe's Jewish communities had no future; he maintained that European values are incompatible with antisemitism and insisted Europe's integration is an antidote against it. His remarks were in tribute to the four people murdered by a French jihadist at the Brussels Jewish Museum, an attack he characterized as “a wound to the heart of the European Union.”1 Since the additional slayings of Jews in 2015, that wound has deepened. Barroso's faith in European values and the EU's ability to condemn antisemitism seems misplaced. For instance, shortly after the slaughters at Charlie Hebdo and the kosher...

  19. Crisis & Catharsis in EU Integration

    Cross, Mai’a K. Davis
    This article seeks to explain how and why the EU’s relatively frequent existential crises – complete with ‘end of Europe’ rhetoric – ultimately result in new areas of consensus regarding the EU’s integration project. During the course of these existential crises, member states are able to release underlying societal tensions that might have stood as stumbling blocks to further consensus, and thus achieve a sense of ‘catharsis,’ as evidenced by convergence in attitudes. To illustrate this process, the article examines the case of the Eurozone crisis, and describes how North-South tensions that pre-dated this crisis period were openly aired during...

  20. Elucidating EU Engagement: Rethinking Dimensions of Supranational Participation

    Clark, Nicholas; Curtis, K. Amber
    Some observers of the EU have expressed concern about the quality of its democratic governance. Such sentiments are reflected in much of the research conducted on attitudes toward the EU and voting in European Parliament elections, both of which seek to assess the vibrancy of public engagement with the European project. Yet few—if any—have considered other types of behavior that may be associated with an active EU citizenry. This paper uses original survey data from the United Kingdom to complement existing research by identifying a fuller picture of the types and frequency of EU participation. We also assess the extent to which predictors from existing public opinion...

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