The Political System of the European Union / Edition 3

The Political System of the European Union / Edition 3

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by Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230249817

ISBN-13: 9780230249813

Pub. Date: 03/29/2011

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The Political System of the European Union sets out a new way of analysing, researching and teaching the European Union. Starting from the observation that the EU now possesses many of the attributes of modern political systems. Simon Hix argues that we should use the general theories and methods of political science to help us understand how the EU works. For each…  See more details below

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The Political System of the European Union sets out a new way of analysing, researching and teaching the European Union. Starting from the observation that the EU now possesses many of the attributes of modern political systems. Simon Hix argues that we should use the general theories and methods of political science to help us understand how the EU works. For each of the main processes in the EU political system - executive, legislative and judicial politics, public opinion, interest groups and parties, and regulatory, redistributive, monetary, internal security and global policies - the book introduces the key political science tools, reviews the latest theoretical research, and applies this knowledge in detailed descriptive analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230249813
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : explaining the EU political system1
Pt. IGovernment
2Executive politics27
3Legislative politics72
4Judicial politics111
Pt. IIPolitics
5Public opinion147
6Democracy, parties and elections175
7Interest representation208
Pt. IIIPolicy-making
8Regulation of the single market235
9Expenditure policies271
10Economic and monetary union309
11Citizen freedom and security policies344
12Foreign policies374
13Conclusion : rethinking the European Union406
AppDecision-making procedures in the European Union415

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This book contains a treasury of theoretical approaches to EU. It summarises and explores further the possibilities to study European Union as a political system. It is very innovative and challenges the most popular approaches, developed in international relation theory by offering completely different perspective.