CEUR Working Papers


CEUR Working Paper No 1, September 2011

Achim Kemmerling: From Convergence to Diffusion: The EU’s Influence on National Tax Systems

In this article I investigate to what extent European Integration stimulates policy convergence and diffusion of various forms of tax policy. Using a mixed-methods design, I find that several causal mechanisms contribute to an EU-wide diffusion of tax policies: …

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CEUR Working Paper No 2, September 2011

Uwe Puetter / Antje Wiener: The Intergovernmental Dimension of EU Foreign and Security Policy: Enacting Normative Meaning-in-Use in Policy Deliberation

The European Union's (EU) common foreign and security policy (CFSP) will be confined within an intergovernmental setting for the foreseeable future. Crisis situations regularly put CFSP governance under strain. …

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CEUR Working Paper No 3, October 2011

Nick Sitter: The Study of EU Politics in the UK and Ireland

The study of European Union politics in the UK and Ireland exploded onto the academic scene in the mid-1990s. In 1990 even the best-stocked university bookshops featured little more than a single shelf of books on the European Community; by 2010 a full wall would no longer provide sufficient space...

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CEUR Working Paper N0 4, August 2012

Anders Kruse: Politics in the Court of Justice of the European Union? Governments before the Bench.

Non-lawyers often find it difficult to understand the role and the decisions of the European Court of Justice. Often the Court is described as a policy-making body and its judgments are characterized as influenced by political considerations. Politics are at the core of proceedings before the Court of Justice. Private parties, governments, and EU institutions do their best to influence the decisions of the Court and thereby the future of EU policies and the EU legal order...

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CEUR Working Paper No 5, January 2013

Patryk Pawlak: Networks in transatlantic homeland security cooperation: from a metaphor to an analytical tool

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, a number of new informal mechanisms of cooperation emerged between European and American policymakers in order to address the need for better expertise, flexibility and specialisation. New dialogues allowed for the exchange of information and learning. ...

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CEUR Working Paper No 6, May 2013

Martin Kahanec: Labor Mobility in  an Enlarged European Union

The 2004 and 2007 enlargements of the EU extended the freedom of movement to workers from the twelve new member states mainly from Central Eastern Europe. This study summarizes and comparatively evaluates what we know about mobility in an enlarged Europe to date...

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CEUR Working Paper No 7, September 2013

Johannes Mueller/ Uwe Puetter: Dynamics of intergovernmentalism in Euro-Mediterranean politics

This paper focuses on patterns of intergovernmental cooperation in the context of Euro-Mediterranean politics. Euro-Mediterranean politics are understood to have an orientation towards the geographic space encompassing the European Union (EU), North Africa and West Asia (MENA)...

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