The European Union

The European Union : Economics and Policies

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The European Union has established itself as a leading text that provides readers from all disciplines with a sound understanding of the economics and policies of the EU. Its wealth of information, detail and analysis has ensured that previous editions have been read by a generation of students, researchers and policy makers. It covers all major EU policy areas as well as theories of economic integration, the theory of economic and monetary union (EMU), the measurement of the economic effects of European integration and the legal dimension in EU integration. It also includes an explanation and analysis of all recent developments affecting the EU such as enlargement, the ratification of the Nice Treaty and the Convention for the Future of Europe. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes new resources to help students and teachers, including summaries, review questions, suggestions for essay titles and further reading more

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  • Electronic book text | 500 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • 88 b/w illus. 3 maps 96 tables
  • 1139119966
  • 9781139119962

About Ali M. El-Agraa

Ali M. El-Agraa is Professor of International Economics at Fukuoka University, Japan. He has extensive teaching experience at universities in the UK and North more

Table of contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; List of abbreviations; List of contributors; A guide for users; 1. General introduction: the EU within the global context of regional integration Ali M. El-Agraa; Part I. EU History, Institutions, Legal Dimension and Basic European Economy: 2. A history of European integration and evolution of the EU Ali M. El-Agraa; 3. EU institutions Ali M. El-Agraa; 4. The legal dimension in EU integration Imelda Maher; 5. The European economy: bare essentials Ali M. El-Agraa; Part II. EU Market Integration: Theory and Practice: 6. The theory of economic integration Ali M. El-Agraa; 7. The economics of the single market Brian Ardy and Ali M. El-Agraa; 8. Factor mobility David Mayes; 9. Measuring the economic impact of European integration Ali M. El-Agraa; Part III. EU Monetary Integration: 10. The theory of monetary integration Ali M. El-Agraa; 11. The development of EU economic and monetary integration David Mayes and Ali M. El-Agraa; 12. The operation of EMU David Mayes; Part IV. The Single European Market: Policy Integration: 13. Competition policy Wolf Sauter; 14. Industrial and competitiveness policy: the Lisbon Strategy Brian Ardy; 15. Tax harmonization Brian Ardy and Ali M. El-Agraa; 16. Transport policy Kenneth Button; 17. Energy policy and energy markets Stephen Martin and Ali M. El-Agraa; 18. Environmental policy Ian Barnes; Part V. EU Budget and Structural Policies: 19. The general budget Brian Ardy and Ali M. El-Agraa; 20. The Common Agricultural Policy Ulrich Koester and Ali M. El-Agraa; 21. Common Fisheries policy Ali M. El-Agraa; 22. Regional policy Harvey W. Armstrong; 23. Social policies: the employment dimension Brian Ardy and Ali M. El-Agraa; Part VI. EU External Relations: 24. External trade policy Miriam Manchin and Ali M. El-Agraa; 25. The EU and the developing world Ali M. El-Agraa; Part VII. The Future of the EU: 26. The future of the EU Ali M. El-Agraa; References; Author index; Subject more

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