The European Union Explained, Second Edition

The European Union Explained, Second Edition : Institutions, Actors, Global Impact

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This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for anyone who needs a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This updated edition includes a new chapter on the sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone. Andreas Staab offers basic terms and interpretive frameworks for understanding the evolution of the EU; the overall structure, purpose, and mandate of its main constituent divisions; and key policy areas, such as market unification and environmental more

Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 10.16mm | 317.51g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Third Edition
  • 0253009723
  • 9780253009722
  • 485,114

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Readers in America and Europe alike will benefit from the very considerable expertise revealed in these pages. -- Hugh Dykes * House of Lords Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on the European Union * This book covers all the essential topics related to the EU . . . . Recommended. General readers, all undergraduate students.July 2009 * Choice * The value of [this] third edition is its recounting and integration of recent events, placing news in a context that is often absent on the Internet. An excellent resource for college students at all levels and a must for European studies scholars and researchers. . . . Highly recommended. * Choice * The European Union Explained offers a fine introduction to the European Union and will appeal to a range of collections, from political science and business holdings to college-level collections strong in the media. October 2011 * Midwest Book Review *show more

About Andreas Staab

Andreas Staab is the founder and director of EPIC-the European Policy Information Centre, a UK-based consultancy on the European Union. He teaches in the London programs of three North American universities and is author of National Identity in Eastern more

Table of contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsList of AcronymsList of TablesPart 1. The Evolution of the European Union 1. Parameters of European Integration 2. EnlargementPart 2. Institutions 3. The European Commission 4. The European Council 5. The Council of Ministers 6. The European Parliament 7. The European Court of Justice 8. Checks and BalancesPart 3. Policies 9. The Single Market and Competition 10. Regional Policy and Cohesion 11. The Common Agricultural Policy 12. Economic and Monetary Union 13. Justice and Home Affairs 14. Common Foreign and Security Policy 15. Trade and the Common Commercial Policy 16. EnvironmentPart 4. Crisis and Future Plans 17. The Eurozone and the Sovereign Debt Crisis 18. The Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020ConclusionNotesBibliographyIndexshow more

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