Neill Nugent

Neill Nugent
Manchester Metropolitan University | MMU · Department of Politics and Philosophy

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The dynamic and complex system of European Union policymaking is analysed in this new edition of a much-praised textbook. It offers the most integrated understanding of EU policy available. Major approaches to policymaking – including intergovernmentalism, neofunctionalism, supranationalism and critical theory – are presented and supplemented with...
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The extent to which the European Commission exercises ‘political’ roles in European integration is very much up for debate. Some recent analyses of the Commission take it for granted that its political roles have been in decline, while others have suggested they have increased – especially under the current President of the Commission, Jean-Claude...
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The SUNY Model European Union was founded in 1987 by the State University of New York (SUNY) as an adaptation of the popular Model United Nations (MUN), but differs in its conception, organization, roles, and outcomes. The MUN is, by and large, a simulation for students of diplomacy and foreign affairs, while the Model EU (MEU) simulates policymaki...
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This manual is divided into four parts. Parts I & II are written by scholars of the European Union who have served as SUNYMEU faculty and program directors. This part covers aspects of the European Union’s history, institutions, and treaties that are relevant to the conduct of SUNYMEU. Each of the editions addresses a current challenge (or set of...
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The training manual for the annual SUNY Model European Union. For more information about SUNY's Model EU program, visit https://www.newpaltz.edu/polisci_intlrela/meu.html
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This major new text on EU policy-making provides a concise but systematic introduction to the main policy areas in which the EU is active and the way in which EU policy is made, explaining how and why the EU's policy portfolio has developed as it has and the distinctive characteristics of each broad policy area.
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Bulletins issued on the health of European integration and EU studies have often taken a pessimistic view. For example, Karl Deutsch in the 1960s argued that the integration process had reached a plateau (Deutsch et al., 1967), Ernst Haas in the 1970s wrote of the ‘obsolescence’ of European integration (Haas, 1975) and John Mearsheimer at the begin...
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The European Union (EU) has become the subject of intense academic interest in recent years. This has been because it has grown greatly in importance since the mid-1980s. There have been three main dimensions to this growing importance. First, and most obviously, the EU has extended its membership: from ten member states in 1985 to 27 in 2009. Havi...
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Until the early 1990s the literature on the EU’s institutions, like the literature on the European integration process more generally, was somewhat sparse. Not only was it sparse but much of it was also narrowly focused, not least in that it was mainly of an essentially descriptive and non-theoretical nature. Since the early 1990s, however, publish...
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Research Agendas in EU Studies brings together an international team of leading scholars from a variety of disciplines and viewpoints to explore the complex questions arising from the ongoing transformation of Europe through the deepening and widening effects of European integration. Based on authoritative in-depth analyses, the book takes account...
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In October 2005 the European Union opened accession negotiations with Turkey even though the governments of several member states harboured doubts about the wisdom of so doing. This article examines why the EU agreed to the opening of the negotiations, given the existence of reservations and the fact that the decision needed the approval of the gov...
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Introduction: Labour assumed office in May 1997 amidst expectations that there would be significant improvements in Britain's relations with the European Union (EU). These expectations were based on the Conservatives' record on the one hand and Labour's promises on the other. Expectations that Britain's relations with the EU would change under Labo...
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The size of member states is seen as one complex element in understanding their influence and role in the European Union. Both the EU treaties and the range of policy areas can work against the smaller members, but the EU also provides certain protections to counter the negative aspects of states’ size. Perceptions of size are important, not least...
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Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published [following peer-review] in Revue d'Integration Europeenne, published by and copyright Routledge. Cyprus's smallness influenced its decision to seek EU membership and is now shaping its behaviour as a member state. Although Cyprus's size limits...
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This article seeks to explain why the European Commission"s structural arrangements for dealing with external policies have been subject to frequent changes in recent years. It is argued that the changes are to be explained not only in terms of the obvious factor - increases in the volume and scope of the Commission"s external policy responsibiliti...
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The focus of this paper is on three aspects of the small state dimension of Cyprus's prospective EU accession: the nature of Cyprus's smallness; smallness as a reason for Cyprus seeking EU membership and the likely benefits and drawbacks of EU membership for Cyprus as a small state; and the challenges for the EU in incorporating the small state of...
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In March 1998 the EU opened accession negotiations with six applicant states: five Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs)-the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia-and Cyprus. Most academic attention has focused on the CEECs, but EU practitioners regard the Cyprus application as being the most difficult. This is because of t...
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This book focuses on developments in the European integration process and, more especially, developments in the European Union (EU). The chapters which follow cover a wide variety of topics and issues. The purpose of this first chapter is to lay a foundation for these following chapters by outlining key underlying questions.
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Drawing on themes that have emerged in the book, this chapter examines how the EU is evolving and how it is likely to develop in the years ahead. The examination is divided into four sections: institutions and governance, politics and policies, involvement of the citizenry, and the nature of the EU polity.
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Developments in the European Union brings together specially-commissioned chapters by leading authorities, rigorously edited into an accessible student text to provide an up-to-date introduction to the EU after ratification of the Amsterdam Treaty. The book ranges broadly over policy areas and provides extensive coverage of the economic, social and...
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This article focuses on the difficulties that are associated with Cyprus's attempts to become a member of the European Union and examines the steps which are being taken to try to overcome them. Most of the difficulties stem from what is commonly referred to as ‘the Cyprus problem’, that is, the division of the island between the Turkish Cypriot no...
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This article focuses on the leadership capacity of the European Commission. Two broad categories of factors are seen as shaping this leadership capacity: the resources of the Commission and the operating contexts of the Commission. The bulk of the article consists of an examination of these categories and of the linkages and interactions between th...
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A systematically updated and entirely redesigned new edition of the leading text on the European Union. The seventh edition is packed with new features, accompanied by an all-new companion website and includes new chapters on member state relations and interest representation.
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In France the political party which has most openly borne the colours of socialism has always been a party of contradictions. In spite of the resuscitation and rejuvenation which it has experienced since 1969 it continues to face many of the dilemmas and divisions which have plagued it since its foundation in 1905.
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The division of history into periods and eras is an important but, inevitably, somewhat arbitrary process. Depending on the foci of concern and the level of sophistication required an almost infinite variety of possibilities exists for any extended period of time. It seems reasonable, given that our concern here is limited to providing merely a gen...
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Although France is a highly centralised country, considerable importance still attaches to the layers of government below the national level. There are three of these: regional, departmental and municipal. Regional government is the weakest. Its role is essentially advisory, principally in the area of economic development, and this is reflected in...
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Beyond the mainstream currents of the Left there exist may minor political groups which, in spite of their size, have made a considerable contribution to the development and impact of socialism in France. Most commonly they are referred to as the far-Left, the extreme-Left, or the ultra-Left, although other descriptions are sometimes heard. Touchar...
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Until 1981, the Left had not held national office for nearly a quarter of a century. Although there were occasions when its return to power seemed possible, particularly in the 1970s, potential was not translated into reality. Every national election held after the Fifth Republic was established in 1958 was lost; in all, six parliamentary elections...
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The Metz Congress of 1979, where Mitterrand, in alliance with CERES, retained control of the Party, did little to settle the personal and ideological differences which since the 1978 election defeat had made the PS look increasingly like the loosest of coalitions. When, in 1980, the Socialists began the process of selecting their presidential candi...
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From the early 1920s, when it was Bolshevised, until the present day the PCF has continually displayed three central features. Each has closely interacted with the other and each has seen its nature, emphasis and relative importance vary in accordance with changing circumstances. Taken together the three have combined to make up what may be describ...
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This paper comes out of a study of the Commission in which I am currently engaged. The main focus of my study is the Commission’s institutional and decision-making structures. As part of the study, I am taking a particularly close look at external relations policy areas and am focusing most of my attention therein on the following questions: what a...
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[Introduction] Turkey applied for EU membership in 1987: that is, three years before Cyprus and Malta and between seven and nine years before applications were lodged by ten Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs). Yet, when all but two of the post-Turkey applicants became EU members in May 2004, membership negotiations not only had yet to b...
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Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published in E-Pol, published by and copyright Political Education Forum.
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Full-text of this article is not available in this e-prints service. This article was originally published in Revista de Estudos Europeus, published by and copyright Edicoes Almedina.
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Estudio que aborda los orígenes, desarrollo y situación actual de la Unión Europea en cinco apartados: 1. Evolución histórica; 2. Evolución de la estructuración del tratado; 3. Instituciones y actores políticos de la Unión Europea; 4. Políticas y procesos políticos de la Unión Europea; 5. Dando un paso atrás y mirando al futuro.
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Books reviewed: Hooghe L. and Marks G., Multi-Level Governance and European Integration Loughlin J. (ed.), Subnational Democracy in the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities Sidjanski D., The Federal Future of Europe: From the European Community to the European Union Delwit P., Kulahi E. and Van de Walle C. (eds.), Les federations europeenne...

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