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Compliance in International Relations  

Carmela Lutmar and Cristiane L. Carneiro

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Jun 2018
States’ compliance with international law is a multicausal event, with variables operating at various levels of analysis, such as states’ incentives, regime type, issue area, strategic ... More

The European Union’s Community Method  

Youri Devuyst

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May 2018
The Community method is intended to ensure that in the process of making, implementing, and enforcing European Union law and policy (a) the general European interest is safeguarded by the ... More

European Union Enlargement Policy  

Eli Gateva

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May 2018
Enlargement has always been an essential part of the European integration. Each enlargement round has left its mark on the integration project. However, it was the expansion of the ... More

The European Parliament: A Normal Parliament in a Polity of a Different Kind  

Ariadna Ripoll Servent and Christilla Roederer-Rynning

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May 2018
The European Parliament (EP) has grown from a “talking shop” to a fully-fledged legislative body in the European Union (EU)’s bicameral system. This process of communautarization and ... More

Emotions and Foreign Policy  

Thomas Dolan

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May 2018
Increasingly, scholars are recognizing the influences of emotion on foreign policy decision-making processes. Not merely feelings, emotions are sets of sentimental, physiological, and ... More

Bulgaria and the European Union  

Dimitar Bechev

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May 2018
Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007, yet neither its road to membership nor its time in the Union have been easy. In the 1990s and 2000s, the accession process provided an impetus for political ... More

The Baltic States in the European Union  

Tanel Kerikmäe, Archil Chochia, and Max Atallah

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Apr 2018
Integration with the European Union has been far less distressing for the three Baltic States than for numerous other accessing countries owing to their strong societal impetus to (re)join ... More

The Czech Republic and the European Union  

Lenka Anna Rovná and Jan Rovny

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Mar 2018
The collapse of communism in late 1989 released the Czechs to freely consider and shape the social and economic structures of their country. The diverse formulations of the contours that a ... More

Referendums in the European Union  

Derek Beach

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Feb 2018
Referendums are frequently used to ratify European Union (EU)–related propositions. Since 1972 there have been in total 46 EU-related referendums, excluding third-country referendums on ... More

Rational Choice Institutionalism and European Integration  

Gerald Schneider and Anastasia Ershova

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Feb 2018
Rational choice institutionalism (RCI) conceives of European integration as the outcome of three interplaying forces—interests, information, and institutions. Cooperation in the European ... More

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