Current Issues in European Integration
Edited by Yiannis Stivachtis

ISBN: 960-88331-7-5, 450 pages, Hardback
First published in 2004 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

 

 

List of Contributors

vii

 

Issues and Policy Imperatives in the Enlarged Europe: An Introduction

1

 

Yannis A. Stivachtis

 

 

PART I Political Issues

 

1

The Influence and Interests of the New Member States After the Eastern Enlargement: Decision-Making and Weighting of Votes in the EU

23

 

Simon Parais

 

2

The Optimal Decentralization of Government Activity: Normative Recommendations for the European Con-stitution

41

 

Markus Eller

 

3

Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe and the European Integration

67

 

Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

 

4

Turkey’s Place in European Designs

91

 

Ali Tekin

 

5

Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) after Iraq

117

 

Yannis A. Stivachtis

 

6

Social Choice and the Free Riding in the Spanish Par-liament: Are Lazy the Deputies?

143

 

Omar de la Cruz Vicente

 

 

PART II Institutional Issues

 

7

Principles and Practices of the Independence of the European Court of Justice: A Political Economy Per-spective

165

 

George Tridimas

 

8

Trying to Make a Euro Out of What Makes Sense: Competition, Cohesion, and the Role of Ideas in Euro-pean Policy Struggles

187

 

Stephanie L. Mudge

 

9

The Impacts of Financial and Factor Mobility on Euro-pean Integration and Policy Cooperation and Coordina-tion

221

 

Brian J. Jacobsen, John Freese and Jerry Poppe

 

10

Institutional Dynamism in a Changing Economic Context: The EU Maritime Safety Policy

245

 

Athanasios A. Pallis

 

11

Imitation, Flattery and the Lisbon Agenda: The Irish Model and Labor Market and Social Policy

271

 

Nigel Boyle

 

 

PART III Economic and Trade Issues

 

12

The EU Eastern Enlargement and the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Migration

297

 

Ivan D. Ivanov

 

13

Comparing the Trade-Creation Effects of Euroization Among EU Members

315

 

Bill Wan-Sing Hung and Cheung-Tai Hung

 

14

Contribution to the European Budget: Rethinking the Debate in Terms of Trade and Growth

331

 

Delphine Tatot

 

15

Trade Performance and the Growth of Productivity

349

 

I. Bournakis

 

16

Impacts of the Euro-Tunisian Agreements of Free Ex-change: Evaluation by a Computable General Equilibrium Model in 1996

367

 

Haykel Hadj Salem

 

17

The Brazilian Exports of Agricultural Products for the European Union

385

 

Ivan Targino and Medeiros Vieira

 

 

PART IV Monetary Issues

 

18

Does the European Union Has Its Own System of Fiscal Federalism?

413

 

Paulo Vila Maior

 

19

The E.M.U. Fiscal Regime and National Rules and Procedures: The Case of Spain

435

 

Javier Salinas

 

20

Asset Prices and Monetary Policy in the Euro Area: A Tentative Model

461

 

Luis Miguel Pacheco

 

21

Purchasing Power Parity Under the Euro

493

 

Michael A. Jenkins