9780198297529

The State of the European Union Volume 5: Risks, Reform, Resistance, and Revival

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    9780198297529

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    0198297521

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-04-19
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

With the introduction of a single currency in 1999 and the negotiations for the fifth enlargement in 2000, the European Union is at a major crossroads in its history. While the adoption of EMU and the entrance of new member states hold the promise of creating an 'ever close union', they musttake place in a rather turbulent environment. Exogenous shocks such as the Asian financial crisis, the Russian upheaval, and new Balkan problems threaten to derail advances in monetary affairs and common foreign and security policy. Endogenous resistance to further European policy reform in areassuch as the budget, CAP, and structural funds has strengthened, as suggested by the meagre advances in the Amsterdam Treaty. Indeed, domestic developments, including changes in the political composition of leading governments and growing unemployment, pose further challenges to EU reforms. With contributions from leading scholars, the book examines the European Union in a theoretically informed, empirically-grounded manner. The book begins by exploring the evolving nature of the European polity and its capacity for change. The second section on monetary union examines the conditionsunder which EMU will challenge integration, the viability of the European Central Bank, as well as the ability of European citizens to adjust to the single currency. The third section investigates why member states agreed to the Eastern enlargement and what internal and external challenges face theUnion as a result. The fourth section highlights the institutional upheavals underway in the major European institutions, as well as Europeans support of and identify with the European polity. The final section of the book highlights the extent to which the European Union is able to govern in keypolicy areas - trade, environment, common foreign and security policy, and development - given the state of the European Union today. This is the fifth volume in the biannual series State of the European Union produced under the auspices of the American European Community Studies Association (ECSA)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
xii
List of Tables
xiii
The Editors xiv
List of Contributors
xv
I. Introduction
Risks, Reform, Resistance, and Revival
3(16)
Maria Green Cowles
Michael Smith
II. Conceptualizing the European Union
The European Union after the 1990s: Explaining Continuity and Change
19(23)
John Peterson
Elizabeth Bomberg
The European union after Amsterdam: Towards a Theoretical Approach to (Differentiated) Integration
42(22)
Sieglinde Gstohl
The Paradox of the 'European Polity'
64(27)
Jo Shaw
Antje Wiener
II. Monetary Union: Ideas, Interests, and Impact
Monetary Integration in Europe: Ideas and Evolution
91(19)
Amy Verdun
The Battle between ECOFIN-11 and the European Central Bank: A Strategic Interaction Perspective
110(17)
Miriam Campanella
European Monetary Union and the New Political Economy of Adjustment
127(22)
Erik Jones
IV. Enlargement: Understanding Past, Present, and Future
EU Enlargement: A Neglected Subject
149(15)
Helen Wallace
Eastern Enlargement: Risk, Rationality, and Role-Compliance
164(22)
Ulrich Sedelmeier
Enlargement: A Complex Juggling Act
186(21)
Lykke Friis
Anna Murphy
V. Institutions and Identity: Capacities, Legitimacy, and Perception
The European Commission: Diminishing Returns to Entrepreneurship
207(21)
Mitchell Smith
Democracy, Legitimacy, and the European Parliament
228(18)
Roger Scully
Do You Hear What I Hear? Translation, Expansion, and Crisis in the European Court of Justice
246(20)
Paul Fabian Mullen
Blairism in Brussels: The `Third Way' in Europe since Amsterdam
266(26)
Mark A. Pollack
On Being European: The Character and Consequences of European Identity
292(33)
David Michael Green
VI. Policy-Making: Challenges in a Changing European Union
EU Trade Policy: The `Exclusive' versus Shared Competence Debate
325(22)
Sophie Meunier
Kalypso Nicolaidis
Flexibility or Renationalization: Effects of Enlargement on EC Environmental Policy
347(22)
Ingmar von Homeyer
Alexander Carius
Stefani Bar
How Defense `Spilled Over' into the CFSP: Western European Union (WEU) and the European Security and Defense Identity (ESDI)
369(21)
J. Bryan Collester
Resisting Reform or Risking Revival? Renegotiating the Lome Convention
390(21)
Martin Holland
Bibliography 411(42)
Index 453

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