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Current Developments in European Integration
Financial Services/Transport Policy—Legal and Economic Contributions to the Fortis Bank Chair Lectures, Leuven, 2001–2003
The subjects dealt with in the papers include the relationship between the freedoms in the EC treaty and private international law, financial regulation and supervision of banks, the international insurance market and the Euro in the new member states.



Christian Democratic Parties in Europe since the End of the Cold War
Steven Van Hecke, Emmanuel Gerard
The period since the end of the Cold War has been characterised by an acceleration in the European integration process, a changing pattern of political ideologies and the emergence of new political parties and issues. This book assesses the impact of...



A Certain Idea of Europe
Craig Parsons
The quasi-federal European Union stands out as the major exception in the thinly institutionalized world of international politics. Something has led Europeans—and only Europeans—beyond the nation-state to a fundamentally new political...



Radical Space
Building the House of the People
Margaret Kohn
Epoch-making political events are often remembered for their spatial markers: the fall of the Berlin Wall, the storming of the Bastille, the occupation of Tiananmen Square. Until recently, however, political theory has overlooked the power of...



The End of Diversity?
Prospects for German and Japanese Capitalism
After the devastation of World War II, Germany and Japan built national capitalist institutions that were remarkably successful in terms of national reconstruction and international competitiveness. Yet both "miracles" have since faltered...



Creating Cooperation
How States Develop Human Capital in Europe
Pepper D. Culpepper
In Creating Cooperation, Pepper D. Culpepper explains the successes and failures of human capital reforms adopted by the French and German governments in the 1990s. Employers and employees both stand to gain from corporate investment in worker...



Values at Work
Employee Participation Meets Market Pressure at Mondragón
George Cheney
Values at Work is an analysis of organizational dynamics with wide-ranging implications in an age of market globalization. It looks at the challenges businesses face to maintain people-oriented work systems while remaining successful in the...



Justice Contained
Law and Politics in the European Union
Lisa Conant, Lisa J. Conant
In this probing analysis of the European Union's transnational legal system, Lisa Conant explores the interaction between law and politics. In particular, she challenges the widely held view that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has, through...



The Sources of Democratic Consolidation
Gerard Alexander
Why did precarious and collapsed democracies in Europe develop into highly stable democracies? Gerard Alexander offers a rational choice theory of democratic consolidation in a survey of the breakdowns of and transitions to democratic...



To Be a Citizen
The Political Culture of the Early French Third Republic
James R. Lehning
France's Third Republic confronts historians and political scientists with what seems a paradox: it is at once France's most long-lived experiment with republicanism and a regime remembered primarily for chronic instability and spectacular...



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