The European Union: Politics and Policies / Edition 5

The European Union: Politics and Policies / Edition 5

by John McCormick, Jonathan Olsen
     
 

A thoroughly revised, concise, and comprehensive introduction to the structure, institutions, and policy development of the European Union

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A thoroughly revised, concise, and comprehensive introduction to the structure, institutions, and policy development of the European Union

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813348988
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Edition description:
Fifth Edition, Fifth Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
439,629
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents:
Introduction

PART I: HISTORY
1 What Is the European Union?
Chapter Overview
The Role of the State
How Did the EU Evolve?
What Has the EU Become?
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

2 Origins: The Road from Paris
Chapter Overview
The Taming of Europe
Economic Reconstruction and the Marshall Plan
Security and the Cold War
Opening Moves: Coal and Steel (1950–53)
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

3 Emergence: To the Single Market and Beyond
Chapter Overview
From Paris to Rome (1955–58)
Integration Takes Root (1958–68)
The Role of the United States
Enlargement: Looking North and South (1960–86)
Toward Economic and Monetary Union (1969–93)
Completing the Single Market (1983–93)
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

4 Consolidation and Crisis:
Maastricht, Lisbon, and the Eurozone
Chapter Overview
From Community to Union (1970–93)
The Euro Arrives (1995–2002)
Changes to the Treaties: Amsterdam and Nice (1997–2001)
Shock Waves from Iraq (2003–05)
More Enlargement: Looking East (1994–2013)
From Lisbon to the Eurozone Crisis (2001–)
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

PART II: INSTITUTIONS
5 The European Commission
Chapter Overview
Evolution
Structure
How the Commission Works
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

6 The Council of the European Union
Chapter Overview
Evolution
Structure
How the Council Works
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

7 The European Parliament
Chapter Overview
Evolution
Structure
How Parliament Works
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

8 The European Court of Justice
Chapter Overview
Evolution
Structure
Sources of European Union Law
How the Court Works
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

9 The European Council and Other Institutions
Chapter Overview
Evolution
Structure
How the Council Works
Specialized Agencies
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

10 Representing Public Opinion
Chapter Overview
An Emerging European Identity
Referendums
European Elections
Political Groups
Interest Groups
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

PART III: POLICIES
11 Public Policy in the EU
Chapter Overview
The Policy Cycle
Features of the Policy Process
The Budget
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

12 Economic and Monetary Policy
Chapter Overview
The Single Market and Europe 2020
Justice and Home Affairs
The Euro
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

13 Cohesion and Other Internal Policies
Chapter Overview
Building a Level Playing Field
Social Policy
Education and Languages
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

14 Agricultural and Environmental Policy
Chapter Overview
Agricultural Policy
Environmental Policy
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

15 External Relations
Chapter Overview
Toward a Common Foreign Policy
Toward a Common Security Policy
Trade Policy
Developments in the Neighborhood: Eastern Europe and Russia
Relations with a Rising Power: EU–China Relations
Development Cooperation
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

16 The EU and the United States
Chapter Overview
The Changing International System
The Transatlantic Relationship
A Litany of Disputes
Explaining the Differences
Questions to Consider
Further Reading
Notes

Conclusions
Notes

Glossary
Appendix 1 Chronology of European Integration
Appendix 2 Sources of Information
Index

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