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European Papers
 
The evolving architectural structure of the European Union and the comprehensiveness of European Union law experienced in all areas of social interaction, necessitated the introduction of the European Papers, a series of succinct monographs focused on the fundamental categories of European Union law.

The Series was inaugurated in 2001 with the aim of providing a forum of academic reflection and dialogue in the field, and has ever since concentrated on matters pertinent to the fundamental institutional elements of the Union, structures and practices of European governance, and patterns of continuity and change reflected in the development of European Union law.

TITLES SO FAR

 



No. 7

EP 7 coverK. Fassoulis / D. Kalogiannis, "Managerial Globalization - New Public Management. The Context of Educational Management and Leadership"

This study by K. Fassoulis, Associate Professor at the University of Athens, and D. Kalogiannis, PhD Candidate, University of Athens, attempts to detect, record and analyze the ways globalization, and in particular its managerial dimension, influences national policies of public administration. It also seeks to uncover the rationale that permeates the changes in the administrative structure of education, to demonstrate the role of International Organizations, advisory networks and research groups in their diffusion, and to discern the new policy orientation for school lead¬¬ership, its selection and training in the context of managerial global¬ization. The route of this study goes through the description and analysis of dominant discourse and influential position of the Anglo-Saxon para¬digms both of New Public Management and Educational Management. The study concludes with the affirmation that education is being global¬ized while at the same time globalizes, among other things, educational leadership and its professional development.

 
No.6

EP Cover 6U. Karpen, "Migration and Human Rights: Challenges and Chances"

This paper by Professor Dr. Ulrich Karpen (Law Faculty of the University of Hamburg, Germany) considers issues relating to migration and human rights, starting by the presentation of two case studies. The legal sources of protecting migrants and refugees are to be found on international, supanational/re¬gional and nation states' levels. First, there are the human rights as laid down in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1946). Second, we have to look at the European Convention on Human Rights of the Council of Europe (2000/2007). The European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg), which interprets and applies the Convention, is indeed a "lighthouse" of transparency and implementation of these human rights. Moreover, there are the EU Conventions on the Participation of Foreigners in Public Life at Local Level (1992) and on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers (1997) as well as the Social Charter (1991). The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007) is an essential part of the supranational legal order. On this level of regulation of human rights, one has to take into account the various influential Codes and Charters of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in EU (OSCE, 1990), which is one result of the Helsinki Process. Finally, we find on the third level human rights' catalogues of national constitutions, in Federated Systems even in the States' Basic Laws. It is hoped that this dense network of legal provisions may help to overcome the three highest barriers to integration, which are: acquisition of citizenship, better opportunities for political activities, more and better chances for a common and successful education, predominantly for children, wherever they come from.

 
No.5

COVER EP 5 smallChr. Daoussi, "Questioni di Governance, Spazio e Società"

This paper by Christina Daoussi, Associate Professor of Local Self-Government and Sociology (The Higher Institute for Technological Edu¬cation of Kalamata, School of Management and Economics, Dpt. of Local Gov¬ernment), wants to contribute to the reflection and to the discussion taking place within the EU in relation to European governance. The promotion of new forms of governance is by no means in the exclusive competence of the European institu¬tional bodies. It falls under the competence of public authorities at all levels, local administrations, private sector agencies and the organised civil society, as the European society of the 21st century seems to expect social participation in the decision-making process and democratic governance (transparency, participation, accountability, effectiveness and cohesion). European governance consists in shap¬ing methods and institutional decision-making instruments within the framework of the multiple territorial administrative levels and agencies that take decisions within the European society: the European Community, Member States, regional and local authorities, civil society, individual persons, citizens. The coexistence and involvement of several levels of governance constitute obviously major chal¬lenges for the future of the European Union and of European societies. Finally, this multi-level social cooperation between public agencies and civil society presents a strong sociological interest through the renewal of the Weberian concept of "social relation" as organised "social action".

 
No.4

COVER EP 4 smallChr. Daoussi, "Reflexions on New Forms of Governance"

Christina Daoussi, Associate Professor of Local Self-Government and Sociology (The Higher Institute for Technological Edu¬cation of Kalamata, School of Management and Economics, Dpt. of Local Gov¬ernment), examines in this paper the new forms of governance. The notion of governance can be broadly defined as an approach within which various "interested parties" are actively engaged in the formulation of decisions. This concept, today at the very centre of reflexion on democ¬ratic governance of the contemporary society, appears to be very widely used in definitions of public policy and sustainable development projects of the territory in national, European and international institutions. In the case of the European Union, the coexistence and involvement of several levels of territorial governance constitute obviously major challenges for its own and European societies' future. Finally, this multi-level social co-operation between public agencies and civil society presents a strong socio-political interest through the renewal of the Weberian concept of "social relation" as organised "social action".

 
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