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Beryl ter Haar

Nordic Journal of International Law 77 (2008) 235–251 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI 10.1163/157181008X323993 NORDIC JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW Open Method of Coordination: A New Stepping Stone in the Legal Order of International and European Relations Beryl ter

Lucio Levi

Considerations on the European Community and the New World Order' Lucio Levi The revolutionary changes which are following one another at ever increasing speed (perestroika in the USSR, the fall of the Communist regimes, the unification of Germany, the end of the Cold War) are eroding the old

Michael J. Levin

A NEW WORLD ORDER: THE SPANISH CAMPAIGN FOR PRECEDENGE IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE MICHAEL J. LEVIN Universiry of Akron ABSTRACT During the period 1558-1566, a major conflict erupted between Spanish and French ambassadors in Rome over the issue of national and monarchical precedence. This con- flict

Linda Killen

LINDA KILLEN (Radford, VA, USA) VARIATIONS ON "NEW WORLD ORDER": EASTERN EUROPE AS A FACTOR IN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE US-SOVIET/RUSSIAN RELA TIONS Having spent over forty years relegated to the backwater of a world dominated by the Cold War, in 1989 Eastern Europe again emerged as the

Henri de Waele

c r i t i c a l o r d e t e r m i n i n g c o n s i d e r a t i o n . 6 5 European constitutional law soon faces an historic, purposefully created watershed. Here is why one should disapprove o f this strategie de la rupture. The EU finds itself on the road to a new legal order, in which the legal

Mircea Platon

the ideological tenets analyzed in the first part motivated the Legion’s leaders to steer their movement in the direction of Nazi Germany rather than in that of Fascist Italy. I argue that Marin and Moţa saw their movement as part of a fascist New European Order to be brought about by a wave of


Edited by Enzo Cannizzaro, Paolo Palchetti and Ramses A. Wessel

Recent developments in both the EU and the global legal order call for a reassessment of the role of international law within the European Union. International Law as Law of the European Union explores how, and to what extent, international law still forms part of, and plays a role in, the current legal order of the European Union. Recent case law of the European Court of Justice prompted both scholars and practitioners to reconsider the relationship between EU law and international law. This volume reveals the practical development and consequences of this relationship, and places it in a conceptual framework by pointing to key arguments in the current debate.

International Law as Law of the European Union thus forms an essential guide for academics, students and practitioners interested in the impact of new case law and conceptual thinking on the relationship between EU and international law.

Beyond Containment and Division

Western Cooperation from a Post-Totalitarian Perspective

F.A.M. Alting von Geusau

The collapse of the totalitarian system and the disintegration of the Soviet Union took the West by complete surprise. For many years Western cooperation and West European integration proceeded on the assumption that the division of Europe and Germany would be there to stay. As a consequence, the Western states are now having great difficulties in adapting their cooperative arrangements to the challenges of a new European environment, and in coping with the political problems that had been swept under the carpet for the sake of preserving `bipolar stability'.
In his new book, Alting von Geusau offers a fresh and timely analysis of Western cooperation from a post-totalitarian perspective. He reminds the reader of America's involvement and the tragic consequences of the two world wars. He explains why `the order of Yalta' was a myth and how the Soviet designs for Europe were ultimately defeated by civil resistance. Post-war American leadership created the free space for the remarkable growth of Western organisations and the dynamics of European integration. American and French policies of containment are reexamined for the same post-totalitarian perspective... and found in need to adapt to the new realities. In two final chapters, the author carefully reviews the agreements reached in the principal Western and European organizations between November 1989 and January 1992 with a view to adapting their tasks to the new Europe. He also underlines the emerging importance of a new partnership between the United States and united Germany.
Combining historical, legal and political analysis, this new title is an important source of reference and a highly useful textbook for advanced students in European organization and Western cooperation. In addition it will be especially useful to training programmes for scholars, students and diplomats from East and Central Europe and the republics of the former Soviet Union.