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The State of the European Union: Risks, Reform, Resistance, and Revival

Maria Green Cowles and Michael Smith


This book represents the relaunching of the State of the European Union series sponsored by the European Community Studies Association. It features 19 papers on the ‘four Rs’ that embody the EU experience: risk, reform, resistance and revival. Risk is defined in terms of the stakes attached to the European project. Reform is the attempt to shape and reshape the European project in its pursuit of efficiency, effectiveness, and avoidance of the risk of non-reform. Resistance refers to the forces that oppose reform. Revival refers to the breakthroughs precipitated by shifts in the balance between ... More

Keywords: European Union, risk, reform, resistance, revival

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198297574
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198297572.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Green Cowles, editor
American University
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Michael Smith, editor
Loughborough University
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I Introduction

1 Risks, Reform, Resistance, and Revival

Maria Green Cowles and Michael Smith

II Conceptualizing the European Union

III Monetary Union: Ideas, Interests, and Impact

IV Enlargement: Understanding Past, Present, and Future

10 Enlargement: A Complex Juggling Act

Lykke Friis and Anna Murphy

V Institutions and Identity: Capabilities, Legitimacy, and Perception

VI Policy‐Making: Challenges in a Changing European Union

End Matter