The Government and Politics of the European Union / Edition 5

The Government and Politics of the European Union / Edition 5

by Neill Nugent
     
 

In this fifth edition of the leading text in its field, Neill Nugent provides comprehensive coverage and analysis of the developments occuring in the European Union. As in earlier editions, this volume presents an introduction to the origins of the Union and provides detailed analysis of the powers involved, the influence and functioning of the EU's principal… See more details below

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In this fifth edition of the leading text in its field, Neill Nugent provides comprehensive coverage and analysis of the developments occuring in the European Union. As in earlier editions, this volume presents an introduction to the origins of the Union and provides detailed analysis of the powers involved, the influence and functioning of the EU's principal institutions and political actors, as well as perspectives on major policy interests and processes. Thoroughly revised and updated, the book contains extensive new material on such matters as the Treaty of Nice, Economic and Monetary Union, the Lisbon Strategy, security and defense policy, and EU enlargement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822329930
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
15.60(w) x 23.20(h) x 3.40(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

Pt. 1The historical evolution
1The transformation of Western Europe5
2The creation of the European Community36
3The evolution of the European Community and Union48
4From Western to Pan-European integration57
Pt. 2The evolving treaty framework
5From Rome to Amsterdam79
6The Treaty of Nice104
7The constitutional treaty116
8Treaties and the integration process129
Pt. 3The institutions and political actors of the European Union
9The commission149
10The council of ministers191
11The European Council219
12The European Parliament240
13European Union law and the courts281
14Other institutions and actors311
Pt. 4Policies and policy processes of the European Union
15Policies351
16Policy processes392
17The budget430
18Agricultural policy and policy processes455
19External relations483
20National influences and controls on European Union processes523
Pt. 5Stepping back and looking forward
21Conceptualising and theorising545
22Present realities and future prospects578

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