Post Tagged with: "European Union"

Review – The Crisis of the European Union

Review – The Crisis of the European Union

Although Habermas’ pessimism concerning the European project is well-founded, his normative agendas of promoting world government and universal human rights fly in the face of reality.

The Conservative Party and Euroscepticism

The Conservative Party and Euroscepticism

The past couple of years have seen a succession of policy stances by the British Conservative party that would appear to confirm its popular image as a eurosceptic actor.

Review – The European Union in the Security of Europe

Review – The European Union in the Security of Europe

Marsh and Rees’ book is a welcome contribution to the literature – empirically rich, insightful and compelling – recommended reading for any EU foreign policy student.

Human Rights and State Security: The Conflicting Features of International Migration

Human Rights and State Security: The Conflicting Features of International Migration

Irregular migration is a difficult test of the constructive interaction between two fixtures of modern political dialogue: the protection of individual human rights and the obligation of state’s to maintain security for their citizens.

Review – Turkey and the European Union

Review – Turkey and the European Union

Do issues of identity matter in international politics? Selcen Öner provides a comprehensive overview of how the issue of European identity has been a key aspect in the process of Turkey’s EU membership bid.

Can Europe Survive the Euro?

Can Europe Survive the Euro?

How can one change the policies of the European Union without politicization? What the EU needs is ‘policy with politics’ where the Eurozone crisis should be solved through growth, not endless austerity and decline.

Scottish Independence and Relations with the EU

Scottish Independence and Relations with the EU

English Eurosceptics who consider Scottish independence as an opportunity to push their country quicker towards EU exit should think again. Scotland might have the last laugh after all.

The End of Maastricht and the last Euro: Will the EU Survive the Euro Crisis?

The End of Maastricht and the last Euro: Will the EU Survive the Euro Crisis?

The original motivation for what has become the EU was for a lasting peace in Europe, in which no country would dominate the continent. Yet, the euro and large country nationalism have changed the EU into the vehicle to achieve that domination.

Will the Real Tomislav Nikolić Please Stand Up? Serbia’s New Chameleonic President

Will the Real Tomislav Nikolić Please Stand Up? Serbia’s New Chameleonic President

As Serbia’s President, will Tomislav Nikolić continue to oscillate between his nationalist and pro-Europe identities or will he ultimately jettison one in favour of the other? At this stage we can only speculate and ask that the real Tomislav Nikolić to please stand up.

Nothing to See Here: The 2012 EU-Russia Summit

Nothing to See Here: The 2012 EU-Russia Summit

Russia is intent on proving itself relevant on the global stage. In an age when attention is shifting to the East and the South, Russia is positioning itself as a central, non-Western, power.

Scotland, Independence and the European Union

Scotland, Independence and the European Union

An unusual situation exists where there seems to be no formal mechanism within the EU over what would happen if Scotland separated from the UK and sought EU membership.

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