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The Government and Politics of the European Union / Edition 6

The Government and Politics of the European Union / Edition 6

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by Neill Nugent

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ISBN-10: 0822338548

ISBN-13: 9780822338543

Pub. Date: 07/31/2006

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

An updated edition of Nugent’s classic text on recent events in the European Union.


An updated edition of Nugent’s classic text on recent events in the European Union.

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Duke University Press Books
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Sixth Edition
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6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Setting the Scene: The 'Crises', the Challenges and Their Implications for the Nature and Operation of the EU .- PART 1: THE HISTORICAL EVOLUTION.- 2. The Post-War Transformation of Western Europe .- 3. The Creation of the European Community.- 4. The Deepening of the Integration Process .- 5. The Widening of the Integration Process.- PART 2: THE EVOLVING TREATY FRAMEWORK.- 6. From Rome to Nice.- 7. The Constitutional and Lisbon Treaties.- 8. Treaties and the Integration Process.- PART 3: THE INSTITUTIONS AND POLITICAL ACTORS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.- 9. The Commission.- 10. The Council of the European Union.- 11. The European Council.- 12. The European Parliament.- 13. European Union Law and the EU's Courts.- 14. Other Institutions.- 15. Interests.- 16. The Member States.- PART 4: POLICIES AND POLICY PROCESSES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION.- 17. Understanding EU Policies.- 18. Policy Processes.- 19. Making and Applying EU Legislation.- 20. Internal Policies.- 21. Agricultural Policy and Policy Processes.- 22. External Policies.- 23. The Budget.- PART 5: STEPPING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD.- 24. Conceptualising the European Union.- 25. Theorising European Integration and EU Politics.- 26. Conclusion: Present Realities and Future Prospects.- Chronology.- Guide to Further Reading.- Bibliography and References.

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The Government and Politics of the European Union 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Svobodan More than 1 year ago
This book is used in 'European Union' studies. Why? Because it offers a comprehensive study of EU history, institutions, procedures, and debates. You should be able to find any issue concerning EU in this book, ranging from specific treaties to questioning democratic image of EU. The book is a relatively easy read. It follows a simple language, although you might want to be familiar with some federal systems to better understand role of certain institutions. The only down factor in this book is the dry content. In other words, it is very descriptive in character, rich in information, but lacking in analytical depth. I am not a big fan of 'comparative' studies, as I find 'width' of knowledge less useful than 'depth', but if you have a sincere interest in EU and its institutions and policies, you will have a much better understanding of it all after reading this.