9781788211727-1788211723-Alarums and Excursions: Improvising Politics on the European Stage

Alarums and Excursions: Improvising Politics on the European Stage

ISBN-13: 9781788211727
ISBN-10: 1788211723
Author: Middelaar, Luuk van
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Agenda Publishing
Format: Hardcover 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781788211727
ISBN-10: 1788211723
Author: Middelaar, Luuk van
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Agenda Publishing
Format: Hardcover 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Middelaar, Luuk van wrote Alarums and Excursions: Improvising Politics on the European Stage comprising 320 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1788211723 and 9781788211727. Since then Alarums and Excursions: Improvising Politics on the European Stage textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Crisis after crisis has beset the European Union in recent years―Greek sovereign debt, Russian annexation of Crimea, unprecedented levels of migration, and the turmoil created by Brexit. An organization originally designed to regulate and enforce rules about fishing rights, wheat quotas, and product standards has found itself on the global stage forced to grapple with problems of identity, sovereignty, and solidarity without a script or prompt. From Paris to Berlin, London to Athens, European leaders have had to improvise on issues that the Union was never set up to handle and which threaten to engulf this unique political entity. And they have had to do so in full view of an increasingly disenchanted and dissonant public audience.

In this candid and revealing portrayal of a Europe improvising its way through a politics of events and not rules, Luuk van Middelaar makes sense of the EU’s political metamorphosis over its past ten years of crisis management. Forced into action by a tidal wave of emergencies, Van Middelaar shows how Europe has had to reinvent itself by casting off its legal straitjacket and confronting hard issues of power, territorial borders and public authority.

Alarums and Excursions showcases the fascinating relationship between the Union and the European heads of government, and the stresses it must withstand in dealing with real world events. For anyone seeking to understand the inner power play and constitutional dynamics of this controversial, but no less remarkable, political institution, this book provides compelling reading.

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