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Europe in search of political order [electronic resource] : an institutional perspective on unity/diversity, citizens/their helpers, democratic design/historical drift and the co-existence of orders / Johan P. Olsen.

Author/Creator:
Olsen, Johan P.
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (340 p.)
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Subjects:
Europe -- Politics and government.
European Union countries -- Politics and government.
European Union.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
One of the world's most influential Political Scientists provides an innovative perspective on institutional change and reform in the EU. - ;This book deals with ongoing processes of European cooperation and integration, processes that may have a potential to change the political organization of Europe. Based on ideas from 'the new institutionalism' the book offers a systematic perspective on institutional change and in particular the role of institutions in relation to four central and durable issues in the study of political life. These are: (1) the mediation between unity and diversity: wha
Contents:
The possibility of political order
The legacy : nationalization of political life
'Europeanization' : a fashionable and contested term
A prelude to an institutional account
What role for Euro-citizens?
'... to serve the citizens of Europe'
Institutions of governance : can democracies choose them?
Reformers as pawns, engineers and gardeners
Coping with conflict at constitutional moments
The Europeanization of the territorial state?
Towards a European administrative space?
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-315) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-14931-4
9786611149314
0-19-152680-0
1-4294-7058-5
OCLC:
437093507