Institutions of the European Union

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    The European Union is an organization wherein its structure and decision-making roots back to the concepts of spuranationalism and intergoventmentalism and the experiences it gained in the past; now it stands as effective cultural and monetary center but fail in foreign and security policy as it faces critiques. In definition supranationalism entails how the European Union is an organization that has power “above the nation”. It stands as an organization that has power independent of the government of a nation. On the other hand the intergovernmentalism is the cooperation of more than one individual or nation. These two concepts plays a relevant role within the European Union as it became the basis of their movements and processes, such as…

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    Multi-level governance and federalism: a comparison of the models & a discussion on the future of the EU The purpose of this essay is to compare multi-level governance and federalism models in the sense of European Union and to discuss the future of the European Union based on these models. Firstly, I define what exactly multi-level governance and federalism models represent and what are the similarities and differences. Further on is a discussion about the developments of EU based on these…

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    Legitimacy in democracy is what defines the democracy of any institution also insufficient level of democracy in political institutions comparing standards of democracy in democratic government can be termed as democratic deficit. The democratic deficit depicts the underdevelopment of key democratic institutions it also shows the procedures under which these institutions fail in discharge of their duties these characteristics include lack of transparency and accountability, decision making that…

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    S. S., & Eliassen, K. A. (Eds.). (1996). The European Union: how democratic is it? London: SAGE. • Bellamy, R., & Castiglione, D. (2000). The uses of democracy: reflections on the European democratic deficit. In E. O. Eriksen, & J. E. Fossum (Eds.), Democracy in the European Union: Integration through deliberation? (pp. 65-84). London: Routledge. • Chryssochoou, D. N. (2000). Democracy in the European Union. London: I.B. Tauris. • Crombez, C. (2003). The democratic deficit in the…

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    The European Union Introduction The European Union (EU) evolved from a regional economic agreement between six neighboring states, to today’s supranational organization of 28 nations across the European continent. These six states often accorded founding nation status include France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Germany, and Italy. The lasting peace that has in the past half a century prevailed in Europe can largely be attributed to the formation of the European Union. As a matter of fact,…

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    The Maastricht Treaty

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    Following the second world war, the European economy and infrastructure were severely devastated. Europe had the mindset of avoiding any further damage and deaths in their land. Leading them to begin moving forward towards a more peaceful Europe. Over decades of treaty making and attempts to collaborate with one another, eventually, the Maastricht Treaty was created in 1992. This new treaty was put into effect in 1993 providing unity to twenty-seven member states. Giving the world the birth of…

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    World Ww2 Effects

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    land, even if would only last for a brief period of time. This was a process was slow since many of the European states were forced to reconstruct their states infrastructure literally from the ground up because it was severely damaged or completely destroyed. Finally in 1956 following a great deal of encouragement pressure from the American government six European states agreed to form a one large economic unit with an open free market as a means to rebuild their devastated states. The initial…

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    Neo Functionalism Essay

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    Neo functionalism is linked with the governmental and monetary goals and also assimilation tactics of the founders of European coal and steel community. Back then one of the founders named jean Monnet believed that in achieving integration in one segment of common procedure among independent states will ultimately lead to a spill over in other policy areas. Neo functionalism was used to expound the ways of the process of integration in Europe. One of the main focuses was to create a political…

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    Briton exiting the European Union It is half past five in the morning September the fifteenth and people are anxiously waiting for Nigel Farage. Around six, a black jeep slowly pulled in front of the BBC TV station in Westminster. The driver of the car walked out from his seat and took few steps towards the left side of the passenger door. As soon as the driver swung open the passage side, Nigel Farage a middle aged man with gray hair and a bank clerk 's suit walked out of the car and…

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    Europeanization refers to adoption and spreading of European cultures, ideas, policies and economies. It could also refer to the institutionalization of European symbols and icons. European identity formation and citizenship building are being attained through Europeanization. One issue related to this process is identifying whether there really is Europe. There is no document directly stating what Europe is and which states are parts of it. Not knowing the boundaries and not having a concrete…

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