Politics in the European Union / Edition 3

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"This text provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the European Union, and the process of European integration. It covers at the core elements of an introductory undergraduate course on the European Union: theory, history institutions and policies." The second edition has been thoroughly updated and revised, and combines a review of current academic debates with empirical date.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199544813
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/8/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Bache is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield.

Simon Bulmer is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield.

Stephen George is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield.

Owen Parker is Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Sheffield.

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Table of Contents

1 Theories of European integration 3
2 Theories of EU governance 22
3 Critical perspectives 41
4 Theorizing consequences 57
5 Europe after the war 81
6 The Schuman plan for coal and steel 93
7 The European defence community, the European political community, and the road of the Rome treaties 106
8 The European coal and steel community and euratom 119
9 The European economic community : 1958-1967 128
10 After Luxemburg : the 'dark ages' of European integration? 137
11 The European community into the 1980s 147
12 The Single European Act 157
13 Maastricht : the treaty on European Union 166
14 The road of Amsterdam : a flexible Europe? 177
15 From Amsterdam to Nice : preparing for enlargement 189
16 After Nice : enlargement overshadowed 201
17 The EU at a crossroads 210
18 The institutional architecture 229
19 The European commission 260
20 The council 276
21 The European parliament 294
22 The European Court of Justice 316
23 Organized interests 333
24 Policies and policy making in the European Union 353
25 Agriculture 378
26 The single market 403
27 Economic and monetary union 427
28 Regional and structural policies 456
29 External economic relations 488
30 Common foreign and security policy 514
31 Enlargement 535
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