Political Theory of the European Union

Hardcover | May 11, 2010

EditorJurgen Neyer, Antje Wiener

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Debate about the theory underpinning the nature, workings, and development of the European (EU) has in many ways been hampered in recent years by an intellectual divergence in the two main ways that the EU is conceptualized. On the one hand is a political science and comparative governmentoriented strand that sees the EU as a political system in its own right. On the other is the international relations tradition which conceptualizes it as another international organization. Alongside this, the EU itself has developed a significant constitutional dimension. Indeed, the debatesurrounding the 'Constitutional Treaty' presented several challenges to our capacity to grasp the normative change of this non-state polity. Despite the eventual contestation of the EU's 'constitutional turn' through the French and Dutch no-votes and the cumbersome procedure of ratifying the LisbonTreaty in their aftermath, debates about the EU's constitutional quality have not ceased. In the light of these developments, the editors of this volume, along with their distinguished contributors, have attempted to create a more decisively interdisciplinary theoretical approach to studying the EUwithin the wider world-political context. The volume brings together scholars in a range of disciplines across the social sciences to offer, not a complete theory, but rather a theoretical approach combining different stands of political and legal theory. The book's aim is to inspire furtherengagement with the central tenets of political authority and world order, sovereignty and constitutional change and democracy and justice, in the context of the EU's political development.

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Debate about the theory underpinning the nature, workings, and development of the European (EU) has in many ways been hampered in recent years by an intellectual divergence in the two main ways that the EU is conceptualized. On the one hand is a political science and comparative governmentoriented strand that sees the EU as a political...

Jurgen Neyer was appointed to the Chair of Political Science at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) in April 2006 where he is currently also Managing Director of the Frankfurt Institute for Transformation Studies. Before coming to Frankfurt he was a Professor of International Relations at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Un...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:May 11, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Jurgen Neyer and Antje Wiener: Introduction: The State of the Art of a Non-State-Oriented Political TheoryPart I: Political Authority in a Changing World Order2. Ulrich Beck and Edgar Grande: Empire Europe: Statehood and Political Authority in the Process of Regional Integration3. Ian Manners: Un-National Normative Justification for European Union Foreign Policy4. Erik O. Eriksen: A State-Less Vanguard for a Rightful World OrderPart II: Sovereignty and Constitutional Change5. Neil Walker: Surface and Depth: The EU's Resilient Sovereignty Question6. Mattias Kumm: How Does European Union Law Fit into the World of Public Law? Costa, Kadi, and Three Conceptions of Public Law7. Michelle Everson: Politics, Power, and a European Law of SuspicionPart III: Democracy and Justice8. Jurgen Neyer: Europe's Justice Deficit: Justification and Legitimacy in The European Union9. Jan-Werner Muller: The Promise of 'Demoi-Cracy': Democracy, Diversity, and Domination in the European Public Order10. Andreas Follesdal: Non-State Oriented Political Theory: A Critical Assessment11. Antje Wiener: Conclusion: Through Uncharted Waters of Constitutional Quality: Navigating Between Modern Statehood and International OrganisationBibliography