Transnational Networks in Regional Integration

Governing Europe 1945-83

Author: W. Kaiser,B. Leucht,M. Gehler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230283268

Category: History

Page: 257

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Shows that networks in European integration governance were not a phenomenon that developed in the 1980s out of a 'hollowing out' of the nation-states in the 1970s. Based throughout on newly accessible sources, the authors discuss various networks and show how they contributed to constitutional choices and policy decisions after World War II.

Transnational Socialist Networks in the 1970s

European Community Development Aid and Southern Enlargement

Author: Christian Salm

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137551208

Category: History

Page: 256

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Transnational Socialist Networks in the 1970s argues that western European socialist parties' transnational cooperation across national borders significantly influenced politics and policy-making in what was the European Communities (EC). It focuses on the network-like informal structures that characterised transnational cooperation between the party members and leaders of different socialist parties involved in European affairs. Taking the example of two case studies, namely EC development aid policy and EC southern enlargement policy, the book demonstrates that the socialist parties strengthened their informal transnational network structures for the purposes of debating ideological and programmatic issues and finding policy solutions to common challenges in both policy fields. Moreover, it shows that the networks developed various functions to influence European governance. Against this background, the analysis in this book makes not only a significant contribution to the study of transnational networks of western European socialist parties and the history of European integration, but also adds to the understanding of the role of transnational networks in European politics and policy-making.

Leveling the Playing Field

Transnational Regulatory Integration and Development

Author: Laszlo Bruszt,Gerald A. McDermott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198703147

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

View: 6972

Emerging market countries are currently facing a dual challenge. How do countries incorporate transnational regulations into their societies, while building their own versions of regulatory capitalism? This raises a multitude questions and challenges. Will the diffusion of international public and private regulations of developed countries, benefit a few and marginalize less developed countries? Or, can these regulations foster transnational public-private experiments to improve local regulatory capacities and social conditions? What kinds of strategies might facilitate or impede both transnational regulatory integration and local institutional upgrading? This book offers a fresh perspective in reconciling the seemingly incompatible goals of transnational integration and development. It offers a new analytical framework and a set of case studies that help forge a comparative analysis of integration and development. It offers both the identification of the mechanisms that can foster lasting transnational integration settlements and broad based domestic institutional and economic upgrading. This multidisciplinary study draws on current research from many leading scholars. They analyse issues in a variety of regions around the world and in industries and domains ranging from food safety, manufacturing, telecommunications, finance, as well as labour and environmental rights. The chapters reveal concrete lessons for scholars and practitioners alike, around the different roles and strategies that governments, the multilaterals, firms, and NGOs can take, to facilitate the integration of international standards, improve domestic institutions, and expand the benefits to a great variety of local groups.

Building Transnational Networks

Civil Society and the Politics of Trade in the Americas

Author: Marisa von Bülow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139490044

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Building Transnational Networks tells the story of how a broad group of civil society organizations came together to contest free trade negotiations in the Americas. Based on research in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, the United States, and Canada, it offers a full hemispheric analysis of the creation of civil society networks as they engaged in the politics of trade. The author demonstrates that most effective transnational actors are the ones with strong domestic roots and that 'southern' organizations occupy key nodes in trade networks. The fragility of activist networks stems from changes in the domestic political context as well as from characteristics of the organizations, the networks, or the actions they undertake. These findings advance and suggest new understandings of transnational collective action.

Western Anti-Communism and the Interdoc Network

Cold War Internationale

Author: Giles Scott-Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284277

Category: History

Page: 388

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Interdoc was established in 1963 by Western intelligence services as a multinational effort to coordinate an anti-communist offensive. Drawing on exclusive sources and the memories of its participants, this book charts Interdoc's campaign, the people and ideas that lay behind it and the rise and fall of this remarkable network during the Cold War.

The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History

From the mid-19th century to the present day

Author: A. Iriye,P. Saunier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349740306

Category: History

Page: 1202

View: 3942

Written and edited by many of the world's foremost scholars of transnational history, this Dictionary challenges readers to look at the contemporary world in a new light. Contains over 400 entries on transnational subjects such as food, migration and religion, as well as traditional topics such as nationalism and war.

Designing the European Union

From Paris to Lisbon

Author: F. Laursen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230367577

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

View: 8793

This book outlines the content of the main treaties that form the 'constitutional' basis of the European Union and analyses changes in these over time. The EU has expanded its policy scope and taken in many more members transferring powers to common supranational institutions in a way seen nowhere else in the world.

Activists beyond Borders

Advocacy Networks in International Politics

Author: Margaret E. Keck,Kathryn Sikkink

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471281

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 3779

In Activists beyond Borders, Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink examine a type of pressure group that has been largely ignored by political analysts: networks of activists that coalesce and operate across national frontiers. Their targets may be international organizations or the policies of particular states. Historical examples of such transborder alliances include anti-slavery and woman suffrage campaigns. In the past two decades, transnational activism has had a significant impact in human rights, especially in Latin America, and advocacy networks have strongly influenced environmental politics as well. The authors also examine the emergence of an international campaign around violence against women.

The Mediterranean Dimension of the European Union's Internal Security

Author: S. Wolff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369421

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

View: 8361

EU internal security concerns such as migration, police and judicial cooperation are today part of EU foreign policy. This book shows how those concerns dominate the EU agenda towards Mediterranean countries. Adopting a rational-choice institutionalist approach, it explores EU policy and the strategic choices made after the 2011 Arab revolts.

Research Design in European Studies

Establishing Causality in Europeanization

Author: T. Exadaktylos,C. Radaelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137005092

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

View: 7554

A seminal text in European studies, which addresses issues of research design and causal analysis. The chapters draw on different methodological traditions, notions of causality, and methods and use strong research design to address substantive problems in public policy, party politics, foreign policy and legislative studies.

European Disunion

Between Sovereignty and Solidarity

Author: J. Hayward,R. Wurzel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271353

Category: Political Science

Page: 337

View: 8946

The Euro crisis catapulted the EU into its most serious political crisis since its inception, leaving it torn between opposing demands for more sovereignty and solidarity. This volume focuses on the key themes of disunion, sovereignty and solidarity. It assesses the main EU institutions: member states, civil society actors and policy areas.

The EU's Lisbon Strategy

Evaluating Success, Understanding Failure

Author: P. Copeland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137272163

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

View: 3569

How successful was the EU's Lisbon Strategy? This volume provides the first comprehensive assessment of the Strategy and reflects on its key developments during its 10-year cycle. The volume contains both theoretical and empirical contributions by some of the leading scholars of EU studies across the social sciences.

Migration, Regional Integration and Human Security

The Formation and Maintenance of Transnational Spaces

Author: Harald Kleinschmidt

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754646464

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

View: 3260

This original and timely book is the first to analyze the interconnectedness of migration, regional integration and the new security studies. The book explores the conflict between the actions of transnational migrants and state government policy in a ser

21st Century Cooperation

Regional Public Goods, Global Governance, and Sustainable Development

Author: Antoni Estevadeordal,Louis W. Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351735551

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 9311

This edited volume explains the importance of regional public goods (RPGs) for sustainable development and shows why they are particularly important in the context of 21st-century international relations. By presenting a new and original data set and by presenting original essays by renowned scholars, this book lays the foundation for what will become an increasingly important focus for both economic development and international relations as well as for their intersection. The volume contains four parts. The first introduces the core issues and concepts that are explored throughout the book as well as a new and original data set on RPGs. The second part further develops specific concepts important for understanding 21st-century RPGs: regional leadership, alliances, networks, and outcomes. The third examines how cooperation takes place worldwide for a range of important RPGs. Finally, the fourth part discusses how public goods are produced in specific regions, stressing that each region has a distinct context and that these contexts overlap in a decentered "multiplex" manner. Global economic cooperation will be different in the 21st century, and this volume will be of interest to students and scholars of global governance, economic development, international political economy, sustainable development, and comparative regionalism.

Building Transnational Networks , Civil Society and the Politics of Trade in the Americas

Political science, Political science

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467218839

Category: Education

Page: 47

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Building Transnational Networks , Civil Society and the Politics of Trade in the Americas. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Rethinking Sports and Integration

Developing a Transnational Perspective on Migrants and Descendants in Sports

Author: Sine Agergaard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351969080

Category: Social Science

Page: 116

View: 4076

Rethinking Sports and Integration offers a critical cultural analysis of the idea that sport can promote the integration of migrants and their descendants. It examines the origins of this idea and the concept of integration, and analyzes the problems in focus, the methods applied and the results of sports-related integration programmes. The text also redefines sports-related integration with perspectives from migration studies that highlight the super-diversity within migrant groups, and explore the various ways in which transnational connections influence participation in sport within migrant communities. This book is important reading for students and researchers working in sport development, sport policy or migration studies, as well as a valuable resource for sports governing bodies, policymakers and project workers.

Transnational Trade Unionism

Building Union Power

Author: Peter Fairbrother,Christian Lévesque,Marc-Antonin Hennebert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136681841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7405

Transnational trade union action has expanded significantly over the last few decades and has taken a variety of shapes and trajectories. This book is concerned with understanding the spatial extension of trade union action, and in particular the development of new forms of collective mobilization, network-building, and forms of regulation that bridge local and transnational issues. Through the work of leading international specialists, this collection of essays examines the process and dynamic of transnational trade union action and provides analytical and conceptual tools to understand these developments. The research presented here emphasizes that the direction of transnational solidarity remains contested, subject to experimentation and negotiation, and includes studies of often overlooked developments in transition and developing countries with original analyses from the European Union and NAFTA areas. Providing a fresh examination of transnational solidarity, this volume offers neither a romantic or overly optimistic narrative of a borderless unionism, nor does it fall into a fatalistic or pessimistic account of international union solidarity. Through original research conducted at different levels, this book disentangles the processes and dynamics of institution building and challenges the conventional national based forms of unionism that prevailed in the latter half of the twentieth century.

Exhibiting Europe in Museums

Transnational Networks, Collections, Narratives, and Representations

Author: Wolfram Kaiser,Stefan Krankenhagen,Kerstin Poehls

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782382917

Category: Art

Page: 254

View: 3618

Museums of history and contemporary culture face many challenges in the modern age. One is how to react to processes of Europeanization and globalization, which require more cross-border cooperation and different ways of telling stories for visitors. This book investigates how museums exhibit Europe. Based on research in nearly 100 museums across the Continent and interviews with cultural policy makers and museum curators, it studies the growing transnational activities of state institutions, societal organizations, and people in the museum field such as attempts to Europeanize collection policy and collections as well as different strategies for making narratives more transnational like telling stories of European integration as shared history and discussing both inward and outward migration as a common experience and challenge. The book thus provides fascinating insights into a fast-changing museum landscape in Europe with wider implications for cultural policy and museums in other world regions.

Transnational Dynamics in Southeast Asia

The Greater Mekong Subregion and Malacca Straits Economic Corridors

Author: Nathalie Fau,Sirivanh Khonthapane,Christian Taillard

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9814517895

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 547

View: 6260

Since the 1990s, regional organizations of the United Nations and international financial institutions have adopted a new dynamic of transnational integration, within the framework of the regionalization process of globalization. In place of the growth triangles of the 1970s, a strategy based on transnational economic corridors has changed the scale of regionalization.

The European Union's Engagement with Transnational Policy Networks

Author: Stephen Kingah,Vivien Ann Schmidt,Wang Yong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138648944

Category: European Union countries

Page: 178

View: 5971

An overview of how the European Union interacts with transnational policy networks (TPNs). The TPNs covered are in a variety of fields, including conflict-prone natural resources, health, energy security, migration, human trafficking, combating of terrorism financing and climate changes.