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Institutional Challenges in the European Union
Editor : Madeleine O. Hosli, Adrian M. A. van Deemen, Mika Widgrén
Illustrations : 24 tables and 13 line figures
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-16495-4
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-16495-2
No of pages : 288
eBook Price : $160
Originally Published : 22 Aug 2002
The European Union (EU) is a continuously evolving entity. Starting with six member states in the late 1950s, the EU currently encompasses fifteen states of Western Europe. It is expected to almost double in size in the near future, however, taking in a number of states located in Central and Eastern Europe, in addition to Cyprus and Malta. This dramatic increase has lead to an intensive debate on how the institutions of the EU should be adapted in order to cope with this growth.
Institutional Challenges in the European Union provides an in-depth examination of how the EU could resolve a variety of problematic issues including:
* How can the institutions of the European Union cope effectively with significant forthcoming enlargement?
* How can the EU be made fully democratic? How can its institutions be made accountable to EU citizens?
* How can the EU''s ''legitimacy crisis'' be addressed?
* Can the EU overcome its current ''democratic deficit''?
This book also addresses the challenges that EU enlargement and institutional change imply for various policy fields, such as EU trade policy, agriculture and monetary policy in the framework of European economic and monetary union. It will be of interest to economists and political scientists seeking an up-to-date overview of institutional challenges facing the European Union.
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Table of contents : 1. Michelle Cini Reforming the European Commission: Discourse, Culture and Planned Change
2. Matthew Gabel and Simon Hix The European Parliament and Executive Politics in the EU: Voting Behaviour and the Commission President Investiture Procedure
3. Rachel Brewster, Michael Munger and Thomas Oatley Widening versus Deepening the European Union: an Institutional Analysis
4. Madeleine O. Hosli and Adrian M. A. van Deemen Effects of Enlargement on Efficiency and Coalition Formation in the Council of the European Union
5. Annick Laruelle The EU Decision-Making Procedures: Some Insight from Non-Cooperative Game Theory
6. Mika Widgrén Agenda-Setting, Amendments, Information and Optimal Level of Integration
7. Jonathan Golub Institutional Reform and Decision Making in the European Union
8. Thomas König and Thomas Bräuninger From an Ever-Growing Towards an Ever-Slower Union?
9. Kalypso Nicolaïdis and Sophie Meunier Revisiting Trade Competence in the European Union: Amsterdam, Nice, and Beyond
10. Peter H. Loedel The European Central Bank: Exploring Institutional Independence and the Need for Reform
11. Heather Field Reforming the Common Agricultural Policy and the EU's Structural Funds in the Face of Eastwards Enlargement