The European Union Explained: Institutions, Actors, Global Impact [NOOK Book]

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The European Union Explained provides a concise overview of the
structure, history, and policies of the European Union. Anyone who needs a quick and
accessible introduction to the EU -- including scholars and professionals in
government, business, media, or the nonprofit ...

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Overview

The European Union Explained provides a concise overview of the
structure, history, and policies of the European Union. Anyone who needs a quick and
accessible introduction to the EU -- including scholars and professionals in
government, business, media, or the nonprofit sector -- will find this volume a
valuable tool. Ideal for advanced high school and college text use, it is also
useful background reading for those planning overseas study, work, or research.
Drawing on many years of teaching and consulting, Andreas Staab offers basic terms
and interpretive frameworks for understanding the evolution of the EU; the overall
structure, purpose, and mandate of its main constituent divisions; and key policy
areas, such as market unification.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice

"Covers all the essential topics related to the EU." —Choice, reviewing a previous edition or volume

Midwest Book Review

"The European Union Explained offers a fine introduction to the European Union and will appeal to a range of collections, from political science and business holdings to college-level collections strong in the media." —Midwest Book Review, October 2011

Hugh Dykes

"Readers in America and Europe alike will benefit from the very considerable expertise revealed in these pages." —Hugh Dykes, House of Lords Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on the European Union

Ambassador Donato Chiarini

"A wonderful exposition of the European Union." —Ambassador Donato Chiarini, European Commission

Jennifer Yoder

"An informative, well-paced, and clearly articulated narrative of the European Union's development." —Jennifer Yoder, Colby College

Ljerka Mintas Hodak

"Very informative, comprehensive, and well constructed." —Ljerka Mintas Hodak, former Minister of Education, Government of the Republic of Croatia

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"Very informative, comprehensive, and well constructed." —Ljerka Mintas Hodak,
former Minister of Education, Government of the Republic of Croatia

"A wonderful exposition of the European Union." —Ambassador Donato Chiarini,
European Commission

"Covers all the essential topics related to the EU." —Choice, reviewing a previous edition or volume

"Readers in America and Europe alike will benefit from the very considerable expertise revealed in these pages." —Hugh Dykes, House of Lords Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on the European Union

Choice

"Covers all the essential topics related to the EU." —Choice, reviewing a previous edition or volume

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253002648
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 12/3/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Andreas Staab is founder and director of the European Policy Information
Centre (EPIC), a London-based training agency on the European Union. He is author of
National Identity in Eastern Germany as well as articles on citizenship, democracy,
and European politics. He lives in London, England.

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgments

Part 1. The Evolution of the EU1. Parameters of European Integration2. Enlargement

Part 2. Institutions3. The European Commission4. The European Council5. The Council of Ministers6. The Presidency7. The European Parliament8. The European Court of Justice9. Who Controls Whom? Checks and Balances

Part 3. Policies10. Single Market and Competition11. Regional Policy and Cohesion12. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)13. Economic and Monetary Union (EMU)14. Justice and Home Affairs15. Common Foreign and Security Policy16. Trade and the Common Commercial PolicyConclusion

NotesReading SourcesIndex

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