Department of Political Science


Award for 'Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon and Stockholm’ book, co-edited by Sarah Wolff

21 May 2012

Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon and Stockholm

The LISBOAN Erasmus Academic Network has awarded on 11th May its 2012 award for Outstanding Research to the book co-edited by Sarah Wolff, Flora Goudappel and Jaap de Zwaan on ‘Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon and Stockholm’. This award praises the collaborative efforts of the contributors, practitioners and academics, whose hard work have turned this project in a reality. The award distinguished the book for its contribution to the state of the art of research on the Treaty of Lisbon and its implementation.

The book’s objective is to understand whether the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice is becoming a reality and how is it governed. It is indeed a fascinating policy field that has repercussions on the daily life of European citizens, EU’s external relations and for the construction of the EU as a polity. It is in this context that the book provides a fresh look on the AFSJ. Lisbon and Stockholm have acted as catalysts in a rather young policy field, compared to other EU policies. The book looks at various fields including fundamental rights, the freedom of movement of persons, European citizenship, migration, asylum, policing, criminal law, and EU internal security. It also analyses the evolution of JHA governance, the key role of member states when it comes to agenda-shaping and implementation but also the increased role of national parliaments and the European Parliament.

For further information:

The Hague, T.M.C. Asser Press, 2011,
ISBN 978-90-6704-317-5,
280 pp.

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