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“A New Dawn has Broken has it Not?” New Labour and the European Union

Stephen Wall.

in A Stranger in Europe

April 2008; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union. 11925 words.

Tony Blair was elected to the House of Commons in 1983 at a time when the Labour Party was committed to withdrawal from the European Community (EC). Following the defeat of 1983 and the...

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Abuses of Asymmetry: Privilege and Exclusion

Peter Leslie.

in European Integration After Amsterdam

March 2000; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union. 12662 words.

Differentiated integration, e.g. arising out of the flexibility provisions of the Amsterdam Treaty, is a special instance of functional asymmetry within compound political systems such as...

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Access

Andreas Dür and Gemma Mateo.

in Insiders versus Outsiders

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union. 9631 words.

Gaining access to decision-makers is an important objective of interest groups. Not all groups, however, enjoy equal access. Some have continuous access to decision-makers in different...

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Accountability

Myrto Tsakatika.

in Political Responsibility and the European Union

October 2008; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union. 11273 words.

This chapter examines accountability as a sub-practice of EU governance. It first distinguishes between political and other forms of accountability, then tries to spell out the basic...

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Accountability and the Separation of Talk and Action

Johan P. Olsen.

in Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change

April 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 13936 words.

Democratic agents are supposed to speak the truth so that there is consistency between what they do and what they say. There is, nevertheless, a tension between cultural demands for...

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Accounting for Schengen: Cultures of Border Control and Their Evolution

in Cultures of Border Control

April 2011; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union. 9223 words.

This chapter reviews the main tenets of the three cultures of border control that define the European case (“Westphalia,” “Schengen,” and “Brussels”). It also discusses the concept of...

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Accounting for varying electoral fortunes

Elisabeth Carter.

in The Extreme Right in Western Europe

April 2011; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union. 6802 words.

This chapter establishes the extent to which the four sets of explanations of electoral fortunes may account for the performance of right-wing extremist parties in Western Europe. It is...

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The Accounting Standards Regime

Shawn Donnelly.

in The Regimes of European Integration

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union. 7123 words.

This chapter shows how the EU decided to adopt International Accounting Standards (IAS) from the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) as official EU reporting standards, after...

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The Achilles Heel of Post-War European Integration

Kenneth Dyson.

in States, Debt, and Power

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union. 23317 words.

This chapter examines the formalization of creditor-debtor state relations in post-1945 Europe within the early framework of the Bretton Woods system. It looks in depth at the European...

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The Activation of Citizenship in Europe

Thomas Pfister.

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Book. Subjects: European Union. 256 pages.

This book illuminates the links between the currently dominant transnational discourse on what constitutes ‘modern’ social policy and contemporary concepts and practices of citizenship....

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