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Demopathy and the Democratic Malaise

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Therapy

Luigi Di Gregorio

This unique book presents original concepts to characterize the current crisis of democracy. Offering a comparative study of original electoral data and analysis of contemporary trends, models and theoretical frameworks, Luigi Di Gregorio argues that democracy is affected by ‘demopathy’; it is sick and is in need of therapy.
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Luigi Di Gregorio

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The Legal Limits of Direct Democracy

A Comparative Analysis of Referendums and Initiatives across Europe

Edited by Daniel Moeckli, Anna Forgács and Henri Ibi

With the rise of direct-democratic instruments, the relationship between popular sovereignty and the rule of law is set to become one of the defining political issues of our time. This important and timely book provides an in-depth analysis of the limits imposed on referendums and citizens’ initiatives, as well as of systems of reviewing compliance with these limits, in 11 European states.
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Brexit

Legal and Economic Aspects of a Political Divorce

Edited by Jörn A. Kämmerer and Hans -B. Schäfer

This timely book presents international and interdisciplinary perspectives on the dynamics, trajectories and consequences of Brexit. Focusing on the interaction of legal and economic issues, it evaluates the relevance of non-economic expectations and ‘red lines’ involved in the process of the UK’s exit from the EU.
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Edited by Jörn A. Kämmerer and Hans -B. Schäfer

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Edited by Jörn A. Kämmerer and Hans -B. Schäfer

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David Fernández-Rojo

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David Fernández-Rojo

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EU Migration Agencies

The Operation and Cooperation of FRONTEX, EASO and EUROPOL

David Fernández-Rojo

This insightful book analyzes the evolution of the operational tasks and cooperation of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX), the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL). Exploring the recent expansion of the legal mandates of these decentralized EU agencies and the activities they undertake in practice, David Fernández-Rojo offers a critical assessment of the EU migration agencies.
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EU Public Procurement and Innovation

The Innovation Partnership Procedure and Harmonization Challenges

Pedro Cerqueira Gomes

This insightful book provides readers with a practical and theoretical explanation of the ways in which the new, tailor-made Innovation Partnership Procedure can be used throughout all Member States in the European Union. With a focus on the Procurement Directive for the public sector (Directive 2014/24/EU), Pedro Cerqueira Gomes argues that innovation is a crucial policy of the EU that must be extended to public procurement – implying interesting harmonisation challenges, mostly regarding the use of the Innovation Partnership Procedure and the national administrative law traditions of the Member States.