The Institutional Dimension of the European Union's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

by Jörg Monar (Volume editor)
©2010 Edited Collection 272 Pages


Since the Treaty of Amsterdam (1999) the European Union’s «Area of freedom, security and justice» (AFSJ) has become one of the most dynamic and fastest expanding European policy-making domains.
With objectives such as enhanced internal security, a better management of migration challenges and improved access to justice the AFSJ addresses some fundamental concerns of European citizens.
The institutions of the Union have to deliver on these objectives – and this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of how they have reacted and adapted to the specific challenges of the construction of the AFSJ. It covers all of the major Union institutions as well as the special agencies set up for police, judicial and border cooperation purposes.
The book brings out the dynamics of institutional change and their impact on policymaking, taking into account also the new prospects offered by the 2009 Treaty of Lisbon reforms.


ISBN (Softcover)
The Institutional Framework of the AFSJ THE EU INSTITUTIONS The Council in the Area of Freedom,Security and Justice Reflections on the Institutional Framework of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2010. 272 pp., 2 fig., 11 tables

Biographical notes

Jörg Monar (Volume editor)

The Editor: Professor Jörg Monar is Director of Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe (Bruges) and holds the Chair of Contemporary European Studies at the Sussex European Institute (University of Sussex, Brighton). From 2005 to 2008 he was Director of an EU-funded project on EU internal security governance (SECURINT) at the Robert Schuman University (Strasbourg).


Title: The Institutional Dimension of the European Union's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice