The European Union: How Does it Work?

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The new edition of this concise introductory text demystifies the European Union's structures and operation, providing an engaging and accessible introduction to how the EU works and why it matters. Featuring an exceptional collection of work by esteemed contributors, it offers students a unique blend of scholarly expertise and practitioners' experience.
The European Union, Second Edition, answers the fundamental questions of how the EU works, who its main actors are, and what ...
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Overview


The new edition of this concise introductory text demystifies the European Union's structures and operation, providing an engaging and accessible introduction to how the EU works and why it matters. Featuring an exceptional collection of work by esteemed contributors, it offers students a unique blend of scholarly expertise and practitioners' experience.
The European Union, Second Edition, answers the fundamental questions of how the EU works, who its main actors are, and what processes and dynamics are involved. Taking a "real-life" view of the EU's structures and operation--as opposed to the more formal approach generally adopted by other textbooks--it provides a vivid account that brings the EU to life. This second edition features two new chapters; one on security in Europe and another on constitutionalism and democracy. It also includes Eastward expansion in the chapter on enlargement.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199570805
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/20/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 879,564
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Bomberg is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
John Peterson is Professor of International Politics in the School of Social and Political Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
Alexander Stubb is Member of the European Parliament, Brussels.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Background
1. Introduction, Elizabeth Bomberg, John Peterson, and Richard Corbett
2. How Did We Get Here?, Desmond Dinan
Part 2: Major Actors
3. The EU's Institutions, John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg, and Richard Corbett
4. Member States, Brigid Laffan
Part 3: Policies and Policy-Making
5. Key Policies, Alberta Sbragia and Francesco Stolfi
6. How Policies Are Made, Rory Watson and Richard Corbett
7. Democracy, Richard Corbett
Part 4: The EU and the Wider World
8. EU Expansion and Wider Europe, Graham Avery
9. The EU as a Security Actor, Sandra Lavenex and John Peterson
10. The EU as a Global Actor, John Peterson
11. Conclusion, John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg, and Richard Corbett

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    Posted December 18, 2003

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    This book really helped me in understanding both the technical and policy aspects of the EU. The book is well written, up to date and with lots of helpful charts, definitions and comparisons. I was more than happy with this investment and recommend it to anyone confused about the EU.

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