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European Union Politics,9781137453389

European Union Politics

Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 4/24/2015
Publisher(s): Red Globe Pr
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The new edition of this lively and student-friendly text provides an engaging introduction to all aspects of politics and policy in the European Union, giving readers a sense of the colour of EU politics and its impact on people's lives.
The text examines the history, institutions, processes and policies of the European Union as well as the theories developed to explain its character and evolution. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to cover the 2014 European Parliament elections and new appointments to all the major EU institutions, along with the ongoing fallout from the euro zone crisis. A new boxed feature on 'understanding integration' shows how theories and concepts developed in political science illuminate different aspects of European Union politics.

Noted for its clarity and vivid style, each chapter of European Union Politics is enhanced by:

Photos and descriptions of events, thinkers and political actors
Breakdowns of key debates
Chapter summaries and guides to further reading
On-page definitions

The companion website is available at and provides:

Self-test questions and answers
Update materials
Searchable glossary and chronology
Web-links and further reading
Additional lecturer resources

Author Biography

John McCormick is Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Politics at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Integration
2. What is the European Union?
3. Who are the Europeans?
4. Organizing Postwar Europe
5. The European Economic Community
6. From Single Market to European Union
7. To the Euro Crisis and Beyond
8. The Treaties
9. The Member States
10. The European Commission
11. The Councils
12. The European Parliament
13. The European Court of Justice
14. Specialized Agencies
15. Parties and Interest Groups
16. Elections and Referendums
17. Public Opinion
18. Public Policy in the EU
19. Economic Policy
20. Inside the Euro Zone
21. Cohesion Policy
22. Managing Resources
23. Justice and Home Affairs
24. The EU as a Global Actor
25. The EU and the World

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