ISBN-10:
1588266079
ISBN-13:
9781588266071
Pub. Date:
07/28/2010
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration / Edition 4

Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration / Edition 4

by Desmond Dinan

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Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration / Edition 4

Ever Closer Union clearly and engaginglyintroduces the complexities of European integration. The4th edition is fully revised and updated to take account of major changes in the EU,including full coverageof the impact of the Lisbon Treaty.

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ISBN-13: 9781588266071
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 600
Sales rank: 1,192,247
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

DESMOND DINANis Professor of Public Policy and holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Public Policy at George Mason University, USA. His numerous publications include Europe Recast: A History of European Union (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and he is Editor of Encyclopedia of the European Union.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- PART I: HISTORY.- Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Integration, 1945-1957.- Uncertain Terrain, 1958-1972.- A Community in Flux, 1973-1984.- From European Community to European Union, 1985-1992.- The Emergent European Union, 1993-1999.- The Unsettled European Union, 2000-2010.- PART II: INSTITUTIONS.- The Commission.- The European Council and the Council of Ministers.- The European Parliament.- Interinstitutional Dynamics.- PART III: POLICIES.- Agriculture and Cohesion.- The Internal Market and Monetary Union.- Economic Performance: Growth and Jobs.- The Environment, Energy, and Climate Change.- Beyond the EU's Borders.- Internal and External Security.- EU-US Relations.

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Reviews for the previous editions: 'A masterful examination of the history, institutions, and policies of the EU.' – Europe'A rich history, navigable institutional blueprints, and a frank discussion of the past, present, and future activities of the European integration project ... As a teaching resource its comprehensive coverage, attention to detail, and amusing anecdotal style make it an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses alike ... its extensive bibliography, logical organization, and historical perspective will make it attractive to researchers as well.' – ECSA Review

'An essential foundation text for the study of the politics of the European Union ... belongs on every student's shelf.' – Cambridge Review of International Affairs

'A tour de force grounded in the politics of the EU's big players.' – Times Education Supplement

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