WorldCat Identities

Best, Edward 1958-

Works: 52 works in 138 publications in 3 languages and 1,208 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Editor
Classifications: F1436.8.U6, 327.730728
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Edward Best
US policy and regional security in Central America by Edward Best( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The institutions of the enlarged European Union : continuity and change( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title addresses the evolution of the EUs institutional system in the context of enlargement, with an approach that charts change beyond and across individual EU institutions
EU law-making in principle and practice by Edward Best( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about how European Union (EU) law is made. It is about the ways in which legally binding rules in the form of EU Regulations, Directives and Decisions are produced through interaction between the EU institutions: the independent European Commission; the Council, bringing together the Member States; and the European Parliament, directly elected by EU citizens. It has a particular approach which distinguishes it from the many other books which are published on EU law, institutions, politics and policies. The aim is to make it possible for people not only to see the big picture of EU law-making, and to understand the main principles which underlie this system, but also to find a lot of the practical details. It therefore offers a concise overview of EU law-making which highlights the main principles and structures involved, and it places the different steps in context around a policy cycle. This cycle is illustrated not only by examples and mini-cases at all stages, but also by a more detailed case study which looks at the EU Timber Regulation around the whole cycle. In addition, the book supplies details about the procedures and practices of law-making which are often sought after by EU policy practitioners, as well as students of EU decision-making, and which so far have not been easily, if at all, to be found in published literature. While the book should be of use and interest to all those interested in how the EU works, it is written with a certain emphasis on what it all means for public actors. Almost all public officials in Europe are affected in one way or another by decisions taken in the EU, and an increasing number of officials are directly involved in shaping or implementing these decisions. Yet, as the EU has grown in size, scope and complexity, it has become increasingly difficult for people to have a clear idea of what the EU actually does, and how it really works. It is not always obvious, even to officials who are personally involved, how individual actions in the EU setting fit into the overall policy process. This book aims to answer that question"--
Rethinking the European Union : IGC 2000 and beyond( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Luxembourg to Lisbon and beyond : making the employment strategy work( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding EU decision-making by Edward Best( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents in a concise and accessible way why the EU institutional system exists in its present form, how the EU fits into the world as a system of governance, and who is involved in EU policy processes. It outlines the historical context which has shaped the EU system, gives a summary of the system's basic principles and structures, and describes its actors, procedures and instruments. The main theme is to show that EU decision-making is not just a matter of action at some higher and separate level, of ‘them and us’, but rather that it involves different forms of cooperation between European, national and regional authorities, as well as interaction between public and private actors. Numerous short case studies illustrate how people’s day-to-day activities are affected by EU decisions, and how individuals’ concerns are represented in the decision-making process. The book provides insights and examples which will be very helpful for all students of European integration. It will also be a valuable resource for European citizens wishing to understand the basic realities and rationales, as well as some of the dilemmas, behind EU policy-making
Repenser l'Union européenne : à la CIG 2000 et au-delà( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Schengen à Maastricht : voie royale et course d'obstacles by European Institute of Public Administration( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2005 UK presidency : beyond the British question? by Edward Best( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican foreign policy and Central America since the Mexican Revolution by Edward Best( )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sistemas institucionales para la integración regional by Edward Best( )

3 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temas tratados:ʹ- Parámetros para la comparación (competencias jurídicas y capacidades de gestión; el contexto político; opciones fundamentales)ʹ- Taxonomías tentativas (objetivos; sistemas)ʹ- La Comunidad Europea (integración europea; las Comunidades europeas; cambio, adaptación y diversificación en el proyecto "comunitario")ʹ- La experiencia nórdica.--SCAD summary
Eipascope 25th anniversary special issue( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing the bridge of size : reaching a deal at Nice( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper first presents the background to the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) 2000 and the scope of the agenda. It then outlines the principal options and arguments touching each of the main points under consideration (size and composition of the Commission, weighting of votes, qualified-majority voting, closer co-operation between some countries), and looks at the prospects as of September 2000 for the results of the IGC. Finally, it highlights some broader concerns about how the institutional debate has developed, concentrating on the question of size, and considers what might be the most appropriate outcome of the IGC in the light of the need to ensure coherence and solidarity in an ever larger Union among the peoples of Europe.--SCAD summary
Issues relating to the Constitution for an enlarged European Union( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Por qué los distintos europeos quieren cooperar de distintas maneras?( )

1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las negociaciones en la Conferencia Intergubernamental conducente al Tratado de Amsterdam han vuelto a confirmar la dificultad para los Estados miembros de llegar a un acuerdo sobre cómo debe actuar la Unión Europea. La Comunidad Europea y la Cooperación Nórdica representan procesos complejos de profunda interdependencia entre naciones. Sin embargo los dos procesos han sido diametralmente opuestos en su naturaleza y funcionamiento, y han tenido resultados prácticos muy diferentes. El objetivo de este artículo es contribuir a un mayor entendimiento de las bases de la percepción nórdica sobre cooperación regional e integración y llamar la atención sobre la importancia de sostener una interpretación flexible y creativa de los procesos de integración regional y de las instituciones.--SCAD summary
Politics, legitimacy and institutional balance : what is the EU and why is the Commission? by Edward Best( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'intégration de l'Amérique latine au cours des années 1990 : redéfinition dans l'incertitude( )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse des nouvelles formes de coopération politique régionale dans un souci d'intégration latino-américaine d'une part, et à un niveau sous-régional dans une perspective d'intégration inter-américaine d'autre part (Pacte Andin, Organisation pour le Développement de la Pêche (OLDEPESCA), Organisation de l'Energie (OLADE), Accord de libre-échange (ALALE) suivi par l'ALADI-SELA). L'auteur s'attache ensuite aux problèmes particuliers qu'engendre le processus de changement institutionnel en Amérique Centrale: remodelage de l'Organisation des Etats d'Amérique Centrale (ODECA), libéralisation des échanges et gestion du marché intérieur d'Amérique Centrale, réformes politiques et structurelles.--SCAD summary
Alternative regulations or complementary methods? : Evolving options in European governance( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long gone are the days when the only choice for pursuing a Community objective was law, and law was adopted according to one main procedure. In many areas EU policy is formulated and implemented through a mixture of methods both legal and non-legal, European and national, public and private. After a flashback to recall some the main reasons why all these new methods have emerged, this article outlines the main features of two areas in which "self-regulation" and "co-regulation" are significant: environmental agreements and the social dialogue. It then gives an overview of the very different ways in which the "open method of coordination" is in fact being pursued. The final section then addresses some of the main issues which have been raised regarding the effectiveness and legitimacy of these new methods, and looks to the future."--Editor
Debating Europe by Edward Best( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The EU on the threshold of enlargement : how well prepared are the participants?( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The coming enlargement of the European Union is unprecedented in terms of the numbers of new members, the degree of diversity involved, and the high stage of integration reached by most incumbent member states, which makes it harder for newcomers to join in. How well prepared are the existing members on the one hand and the accession countries on the other? When can the new members be expected to enter the euro area?"--Editor
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The institutions of the enlarged European Union : continuity and change
Alternative Names
Best, Edward Hugh 1958-

English (86)

French (15)

Spanish (4)