The European Union Illuminated: Its Nature, Importance and Future

The European Union Illuminated: Its Nature, Importance and Future

by A. El-Agraa


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The European Union Illuminated: Its Nature, Importance and Future by A. El-Agraa

The European Union Illuminated: Its Nature, Importance and Future is addressed to the average educated person. This is because the EU is under great stress due to misconceptions held by the general public, propagated by certain EU political parties, especially by the UK's Conservative Party and UKIP.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137533647
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 307
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ali M. El-Agraa is Emeritus Professor of International Economic Integration at Fukuoka University, Japan. During his career Ali has acted as General Consultant for the Anglo-Japanese Economic Institute, Senior International Consultant for the United Nations and Member of the Committee of theInternational Economics Study Group, sponsored by the UK Economic and Social Research Council.He has held visiting professorshipsacross the world, in the UK, China, US, Japan and Thailand.Ali was with the University of Leeds during 1971–92 where he was a senior lecturer and a member of both its Senate and Council, as well as the University Advisor to Overseas Students.

Table of Contents

Contents List Of Figures Page List Of Tables List Of Boxes List Of Abbreviations List Of Abbreviations Introduction 1. The EU Within Regional Integration Worldwide 1.1 Introduction 1.2 What Is IEI? 1.3 IEI And WTO Rules 4.4 IEI Worldwide 4.5 The Possible Gains From IEI 4.6 Why IEI? 1.7 Pertinent Questions 2. The Passage To The EU 2.1 Introduction 2.2 A Short History Of European Unity 2.3 An Unfinished Passage? 3. Decision-Making In The EU 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Important Actors 3.3 The Commission 3.4 The Council Of The European Union 3.5 The European Parliament 3.6 The Courts 3.7 The European Economic And Social Committee (EESC) 3.8 The Committee Of The Regions 3.9 Types Of EU Decision 3.10 Does Brussels Dicate? 4. EU Policies 4.1 Introduction 4.2 The SEM 4.3 Policies Facilitating The SEM 4.4 Policies For Structural Aspects Of The Economy And Society 4.5 Policies For External Relations 5. The EU General Budget 5.1 Introduction 5.2 The Economic Theory Of The State 5.3 Fiscal Federalism 5.4 The EU And Fiscal Federalism 5.5 Budget Rules And Procedure 5.6 EU Budget Revenue 5.7 EU Budget Expenditure 5.8 Operating Budgetary Balances 5.9 The EU Budget And Enlargement 5.10 Budgetary Limitations 6. Economic And Monetary Union 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Disentangling The Concepts 6.3A The Conceptual Analysis Of Monetary Integration 6.3B The Development Of The EU's EMU 6.3C The Operation Of EMU 6.4 The Survival Of EMU 7. The Importance Of The EU 7.1 Introduction 7.2 The Importance Of The EU 7.3 The UK Dilemma 7.4 A Bleak Future Without A United Europe 8. The Future Of The EU 8.1 Introduction 8.2 The Vision Of The Founding Fathers 8.3 The Vision Of Contemporary Politicians 8.7 The Dream Lives On Appendix The Causes Of The 2008 Financial Crisis References Author Index Subject Index

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