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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


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Number of Pages304
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Open LibraryOL7494534M
ISBN 100415403901
ISBN 109780415403900

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The European integration process has extended the right of foreigners to vote. Thus, European Union citizens were given voting rights in local elections by the Maastricht Treaty. Several member states (Belgium, Luxembourg, Lithuania, and Slovenia) have extended since then the right to . Presents an analysis of the process of European integration which keeps the relation between elites and citizens at the forefront. This book will be a useful addition to the library of any political Read more. It has been widely acknowledged that the process of European integration and unification was started and is still pursued as an elite project, designed to put an end to debilitating conflicts and rivalries by consolidating a common power base and by pooling Europe’s economic resources. Nevertheless elites have remained the known unknowns of the European integration process. The Europe of Elites A Study into the Europeanness of Europe's Political and Economic Elites Edited by Heinrich Best, Gyorgy Lengyel, and Luca Verzichelli IntUne. This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND International licence; Draws from a unique transnational database, the results of a major research project.

Direct democracy has become an increasingly common feature of European politics with important implications for policy‐making in the European Union. The no‐votes in referendums in France and the Netherlands in put an end to the Constitutional Treaty, and the Irish electorate caused another political crisis in Europe by rejecting the Lisbon Treaty. The book is aimed at undergraduate students taking Level 2 or Level 3 courses in international economics. As well as students specialising in economics, the book is likely to be of interest to students on business studies, management, and social science programmes. Massive changes took place in the world economy in the last quarter of the twentieth century and the speed with which markets in. He emphasizes the post-Single European Act (February ) period because of the accelerating momentum of the integration process after this milestone treaty. Students, scholars, and policy makers involved with EU history, institutions, and policies will be particularly interested in the by: 7. The founder of the term, Ernst B. Haas, later declared the theory of neofunctionalism obsolete, a statement he revoked in his final book, after the process of European integration started stalling in the s, when Charles de Gaulle's "empty chair" politics paralyzed the institutions of the European Coal and Steel Community, European Economic.

The contributions to this book reveal contrasting patterns of recruitment and selection in terms of career paths, visibility, influence, and power of different elite circles. This diversity of national elite configurations challenges the C. Wright Mills' theory of an integrated "power elite," which appears from a comparative perspective to be.   Fully aware of this, the EU elite increasingly constrains the already limited avenues for democratic popular control of the process of European integration, most notably by pressuring national.   Iceland is a member of the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) (), the European Economic Area (EEA) (), and Schengen (). Moreover, Iceland applied for membership in the European Union (EU) in Nonetheless, the Icelandic political elite have been reluctant to partake in the European integration : Baldur Thorhallsson.   A Political Theory of Identity in European Integration book. Memory and policies. and theorizes the internal process of European reconciliations as it has been experienced by those involved. The book draws upon over interviews, memoirs, autobiographies and essays of elite and grassroot actors across the history of the European Union Cited by: 6.