New books added to the Library collection – January 2014

Every month the Library compiles a selection of recently purchased titles. This month’s list includes:

Ulrike Liebert’s ‘Democratising the EU from Below?: Citizenship, Civil Society and the Public Sphere’

The impact of EU policies has become so extensive and controversial that it has attracted increased media attention, penetrated organizations of civil society, compelled political parties to take conflicting positions and mobilized citizens to act in novel ways “from below” – and much of this has been against rather than for more Europe. This book sheds new light on an inconclusive constitutional order. In the face of the present financial, economic and political crisis, the authors touch the more fundamental questions of EU’s viability as a citizens’ union.

Ramses Wessel’s ‘Between Autonomy and Dependence: The EU Legal Order under the Influence of International Organisations’

The EU is an important player in the global governance network yet few scholars have studied its dependence on international law and international normative processes. This book addresses the relationship between the EU and other international organisations by looking at the increasing influence of norms enacted by international organisations and more loosely structured bodies on the shaping of EU law.

Cristina Mancuso’s ‘La politique de transparence à travers la gestion documentaire au sein de la Commission européenne et du Consilium’

Travail de fin d’études à l’Institut Jean-Pierre Lallemand; Une analyse comparative entre la Commission et le Conseil de l’Union Européenne quant à leur mesures de transparence, surtout en ce qui concerne l’accès du public aux documents et la transparence législative. Elle conclut que ces deux institutions de l’Union européenne adoptent de plus en plus une réglementation qui vise à une plus grande transparence.

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