The Government and Politics of the European Union / Edition 6

The Government and Politics of the European Union / Edition 6

by Neill Nugent
     
 


A clear and comprehensive explanation of the historical development and ongoing evolution of the European Union (EU), revised and updated in this sixth edition.See more details below

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A clear and comprehensive explanation of the historical development and ongoing evolution of the European Union (EU), revised and updated in this sixth edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822338703
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Neill Nugent is Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration at Manchester Metropolitan University. His numerous books include European Union Enlargement, The European Commission, and At the Heart of the Union.

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Documents xvii

Preface xix

List of Abbreviations xx

Map xxiv

PART 1: The Historical Evolution

1. The Transformation of Western Europe 5

2. The Creation of the European Community 36

3. The Evolution of the European Community and Union 48

4. From Western to Pan-European Integration 57

PART 2: The Evolving Treaty Framework

5. From Rome to Amsterdam 79

6. The Treaty of Nice 104

7. The Constitutional Treaty 116

8. Treaties and the Integration Process 129

PART 3: The Institutions and Political Actors of the European Union

9. The Commission 149

10. The Council of Ministers 191

11. The European Council 219

12. The European Parliament 240

13. European Union Law and the Courts 281

14. Other Institutions and Actors 311

PART 4: Policies and Policy Processes of the European Union

15. Policies 351

16. Policy Processes 392

17. The Budget 430

18. Agricultural Policy and Policy Processes 455

19. External Relations 483

20. National Influences and Controls on European Union Processes 523

PART 5: Stepping Back and Looking Forward

21. Conceptualising and Theorising 545

22. Present Realities and Future Prospects 578

Chronology 587

Guide to Further Reading 599

Bibliography 605

Index 619

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