A must-have guide on the European Commission - what it does, how it works and who are the key players
A practitioner-focused inside-view of what the European Commission is and does, who works for it and their different roles, and how it goes about its work.
Packed with practical information, this book is designed as a working tool and reference handbook for:
- Those working for the Commission – whether as officials, temporary or contract agents, consultants/contractors, seconded national experts or trainees
- Those working with the Commission – whether in other EU institutions, EU agencies, national and regional administrations, diplomats, policy-makers, NGOs, business groups, etc
- Those preparing EPSO competitions or with a professional interest in EU affairs
Price: 30.00 €
Europe’s bestselling book for preparing for EPSO AD-level competitions
Europe’s bestselling book for preparing for EPSO AD-level competitions!
Fully updated for 2013 and packed with guidance, useful tips and practical exercises, this is the ESSENTIAL ALL-IN-ONE TOOLKIT for the European Personnel Selection Office ADMINISTRATOR-level exams.
(NOTE: there is a separate edition for Assistant exams.)
Price: 39.00 €
Europe’s bestselling book for preparing for EPSO AST-level competitions
Europe’s bestselling book for preparing for EPSO AST-level competitions!
Fully updated for 2013 and packed with guidance, useful tips and practical exercises, this is the ESSENTIAL ALL-IN-ONE TOOLKIT for the European Personnel Selection Office ASSISTANT-level exams.
(NOTE: there is a separate edition for Administrator exams.)
Price: 39.00 €
A lesson in the history of European Unification since the end of the Second World War
Towards the end of the year 2011 and after many a Euro-summit convened to solve the serious EURO-economic crisis, one may wonder how long the European Union is going to survive? A lesson in the history of European Unification since the end of the Second World War may help to find an answer, or better still, to learn what to do and what not to do to assure the continuation of this fascinating process of peaceful unification.
This book not only tells a success story. It also makes us understand why after more than sixty years the Germans lack the solidarity and the French the political vision to turn the Euro-crisis into true progress towards unity. Against the background of Europe`s long and turbulent history, this book may also help to understand why it is so difficult to overcome nationalism and to practice the virtue of solidarity so central to the Christian source of Europe as a civilization.
Keyword(s): European history, European Union, economic cooperation, France, Germany, United Kingdom
Price: 30.00 €
A must read! Portrait in words and pictures of what the European Parliament is really like...
A vivid portrait in words and pictures of what the European Parliament is really like - its atmosphere, the people, the politics and the daily working life. The European Parliament’s former Secretary General, Julian Priestley, and Stephen Clark, its current head of web communications, paint an 'impressionist's canvas' that brings the European Parliament to life. They look behind and beyond the formal powers and procedures of the Parliament to explore its buildings, its history and culture, its politics, the personalities who have led it, how it does its work and the army of staff who make it function.
In the words of Jacques Delors: 'Readers will discover the workings of this institution ... and also the human drama ... this book will help you better understand this European adventure.'
Price: 35.00 €
A must-have handbook for anyone working at or with EU institutions
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the European Union and its functioning from a political, economic as well as legal perspective, outlining the EU’s institutions, policies and legal and decision-making mechanisms in simple language. It also contains a glossary of 400 terms, which can serve as a compendium on its own.
This book owes much of its success to the fact that it evolves together with the European Union, keeping its readers abreast of the latest changes in Europe’s architecture. One would be hard pressed to find many volumes that follow the EU’s development so closely, with subsequent editions published so frequently. This latest edition presents the post-Lisbon Union as overhauled by the Treaty of Lisbon, discussing the latest policy reforms from Europe’s response to the financial and economic crisis to agricultural policy reforms, from the EU as a global player to a revised European energy policy. As in the case of previous editions, the Handbook gives an exhaustive and up-to-date overview of the Union, making it an essential read for those who want to know more about the EU and how it works.
Price: 24.00 €
A closer look at the rotating Council Presidency
This book investigates how the EU’s rotating Council Presidency is affected by the Lisbon Treaty and how the Belgian Presidency (2010) has implemented the EU’s new rule-book in a new institutional environment. It shows that Belgium has created a new style rotating Presidency, going back to the basics of chairing the Council while adjusting it to its new political and institutional environment. In this way the Belgian Presidency has set precedents for the rotating Presidency to come. This book is recommended to students and scholars in EU politics, practitioners and anyone who has an active interest in the way the rotating Presidency functions today.
Price: 25.42 €
Analysis on access to medicines and vaccines in developing countries
How can developing countries maximize some of the beneficial rules and policies provided to them by the EU and international organisations to reduce public health plight in terms of inadequate access to medicines and vaccines? By navigating some of the complex European and international rules and policies that have hitherto been put in place to ease access to affordable healthcare, the author identifies ways in which policy makers and legislators can optimally use extant rules to enhance healthcare provision.
This book uses the idea of coherence to indicate how policies and rules at the European and international pedestals could be adapted and adopted to assuage the access problems faced by developing countries.
Keywords: health, development, aid, medicine
Price: 33.96 €
The leading monograph on European Environmental Law, an updated and revised edition
This leading monograph on European Environmental Law is now completely updated and revised. Taking into account new case law of the European Courts, recent environmental directives and regulations and the new provisions of the Lisbon Treaty, this book provides an in-depth analysis on important legal issues of European environmental law. The book discusses all major environmental directives and regulations, integrating important judgments of the Court of Justice on their interpretation. Furthermore, national case law on the application of European environmental law is also being taken into account.
Price: 52.00 €
Analysis of the EU as an international actor within the context of NATO and the UN
This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the European Union as an International Actor and of its foreign policy of ‘effective multilateralism’ in both theory and practice. The core argument is that the EU has fostered integrative links – not only between states, but more recently also among international organisations. The study highlights the successes and critically examines the weaknesses of the EU’s effective multilateralism with NATO and the United Nations and offers concrete proposals for strengthening the EU as an inter-organisational security actor and Integrative Power in the short- and long- term.
The first part of this study analyses major theories of multilateralism and takes stock of 40 years of scholarship on conceptualizing the EU as a distinct foreign policy actor. The second part of the book examines the successes and drawbacks of the EU’s cooperation with NATO and the United Nations in the field of peace, security and international crisis management.
Keywords: foreign affairs, foreign policy, security, defense, integration, european union, united nations, nato, conflict, bosnia, congo, macedonia
Price: 45.28 €
Options, opportunities and obstacles for the EU to engage with Asia as a security actor
This book addresses options, opportunities but also obstacles for the EU to engage with Asia as a security actor. As the geopolitical point of gravity shifts to the east, the EU faces the challenge of dealing with ongoing global power shifts.
Contributors to this book address a number of issues that are key to identifying interests and policy options, including Africa and the Asia nexus, identifying European interests in Asia, the security dimension of the EU’s strategic partnerships with Asian powers, the effectiveness of the EU’s soft power, and the role of Russia in Asia’s security climate.
For a review of the book by David Y.L. Lin, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and its former ambassador to the EU, go to: http://euobserver.com/reviews/118179
Keywords: security, defense, asia, china, eu-china relations, eu-asia relations, foreign affairs
Price: 37.74 €
Theoretical and empirical case studies on security, migration and integration issues in Europe
Europe is confronted by a wide range of security threats, both new and traditional. New forms of nationalism, ethnic conflict and civil war, information technology, biological and chemical warfare, resource conflicts, pandemics, mass migrations, transnational terrorism, and environmental dangers challenge the limits of our ability to safeguard the values upon which European society is based.
This book provides theory and empirical case detail on several primary issues:
- Patterns of migration as a consequence of (among other issues) insecurity
- Insecurity of people while they are on the move
- Insecurity of migrants in their destination countries
Keywords: immigration, migration, border control, globalisation, security, defense, european union, human rights, civil society
Price: 23.58 €
A history of the Conservative Party in Europe
Ben Patterson, a former three-term Conservative Member of the European Parliament, looks at how and why the “party of Europe”, which led Britain into the Community under Edward Heath, has become one ever more influenced by Eurosceptic sentiment. The book is a non-polemical and balanced history of the whole period since the 1940s but with a clear perspective. As Ken Clarke MP puts it in the foreword, Patterson “writes... from the standpoint of a fair-minded participant and of someone whose views, like mine, represented the mainstream majority of the Conservative Party.”
Price: 25.00 €
An examination of the WTO-consistency of direct corporate tax incentives for the development of renewable energy
An examination of the WTO-consistency of direct corporate tax incentives for the development of renewable energy...
Subsidies in the form of tax incentives are and have been a popular policy choice of governments providing financial support for the development and promotion of new technologies. This thesis concentrates on the introduction of direct corporate tax incentives for the development and increased use of renewable energy resources in light of Kyoto Protocol obligations.
Price: 30.00 €
A fascinating tour of world politics and economics
The Middle of the Map is an exciting and entertaining intellectual journey in history, economics and politics. The author explores how America, China and Europe perceive each other.
“This is a terrific book, easy to follow, and packed with new insights and surprising facts" , JOHN BRUTON, former Prime Minister of Ireland and EU Ambassador to the USA.
Price: 15.00 €
In-depth analysis on the economic transformation of Turkey and its quest for EU membership
This book focuses on the experience of Turkey to date in fulfilling its EU membership requirements and its impact on Turkish economy. It begins with an evaluation on the economic dimension of the EU-Turkey enlargement negotiations process and follows with an assessment on the current strengths and weaknesses of the Turkish candidature by outlining how well Turkey has fared so far. Finally, it details the implications of the accession negotiations for various sectors of the Turkish economy
This book is of interest to both policy-makers and all scholars of the EU enlargement process as it provides an in-depth stock-taking exercise of the economic transformation of Turkey, much of which currently takes place away from media coverage.
For a review of the book by Selim Kunalp, the former Turkish Ambassador to the EU, go to: http://euobserver.com/1024/115909
Keyword(s): turkey, enlargement, economics, eu-turkey relations, accession
Price: 37.74 €
How are EU laws made – and how can their making be influenced at a practical level?
This book provides a practical step-by-step guide for anyone wanting to understand, study, or work with the EU institutions and decision-making. How are EU laws made – and how can their making be influenced at a practical level? And what has been the impact of changes brought about by the Treaty of Lisbon?
“A very insightful tool for citizens, political and private actors”, Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission
“A first ... a real nuts and bolts approach to how the EU legislative process functions”, Diana Wallis MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament
Price: 30.00 €
The first book in English on the history of the actual disintegration of Belgium
Belgium is standing at a crossroads. Since June 2007, the nation has been immersed in the deepest institutional crisis since its foundation in 1830-1831. Today, this crisis seems no nearer to a solution and Belgium continues to progress along the road towards national disintegration. This is the first book in English on the history of the actual disintegration of Belgium. It analyses how Belgium and its kings managed to control in a non-violent way the complex nationalist antagonisms between Flemings and Walloons.
For a full review of the book, go to: http://euobserver.com/1024/116010
Keywords: history, belgium, constitutional monarchy, politics, nationalism, flanders, wallonia, flemings, walloons, language, culture
Price: 27.83 €
Most comprehensive treaty book on human rights in 1 volume, includes documents from the ECHR
This extensive work contains no fewer than around one hundred and fifty instruments, either on human rights or relevant to human rights protection. The volume offers a practical and extensive compilation of important human rights documents, including human rights instruments adopted by the European Union, Council of Europe, Africa Union, Organization of American States and other regional bodies. The book is suitable for students, academics, legal practitioners, governmental and non-governmental organizations and anyone else interested in human rights.
Keyword(s): international law, eu law, european court of human rights, united nations, ilo, oecd, human rights
Price: 39.00 €
Overview and assessment of the development of the new EU climate policies
This book provides a timely overview and assessment of the development of the new EU climate policies with a focus on the new climate and energy package. Are EU climate policies sufficient to meet the environmental, economic and political challenge posed by global climate change? How do international and domestic climate policies of the EU interact and are they mutually supportive? What are the prospects for the EU keeping its international leadership in the face of a more engaged US and increasingly assertive emerging economies? In addressing these questions, the volume aims to enhance understanding and contribute to further discussions on the current and potential role of the EU in the fight against climate change.
Keywords: environment, climate change, health, security, kyoto protocol, energy
Price: 37.74 €
International cooperation between EU and US judicial and law enforcement authorities for data protection-related criminal matters
In this book, three specific elements are joined in one research for the first time. The protection of personal data in criminal matters as a first element is studied in two relationships: the cooperation in criminal matters between judicial and law enforcement authorities of the European Union member states (including Europol and Eurojust) on the one hand and the cooperation in criminal matters between the judicial and law enforcement authorities of the European Union (including Europol and Eurojust) and the United States of America on the other hand.
This book offers answers to the central question whether the European Union complies with its own standards of data protection in these internal relations and in the transatlantic cooperation in criminal matters.
Keywords: data protection, criminal law, data privacy
Price: 140.00 €