The European Union Explained

The European Union Explained : Institutions, Actors, Global Impact

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"The European Union Explained" provides a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the European Union. Anyone who needs a quick and accessible introduction to the EU - including scholars and professionals in government, business, media, or the non-profit sector - will find this volume a valuable tool. Ideal for advanced high school and college text use, it is also useful background reading for those planning overseas study, work, or research.Drawing on many years of teaching and consulting, 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. Andreas Staab is founder and director of the European Policy Information Centre (EPIC), a London-based training agency on the European Union. He is author of "National Identity in Eastern Germany" as well as articles on citizenship, democracy, and European more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253220181
  • 9780253220189
  • 634,379

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"An informative, well-paced, and clearly articulated narrative of the European Union's development." Jennifer Yoder, Colby Collegeshow more

Table of contents

Preface; AcknowledgmentsPart 1. The Evolution of the EU 1. Parameters of European Integration; 2. EnlargementPart 2. Institutions 3. The European Commission; 4. The European Council; 5. The Council of Ministers; 6. The Presidency; 7. The European Parliament; 8. The European Court of Justice; 9. Who Controls Whom? Checks and BalancesPart 3. Policies 10. Single Market and Competition; 11. Regional Policy and Cohesion; 12. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); 13. Economic and Monetary Union (EMU); 14. Justice and Home Affairs; 15. Common Foreign and Security Policy; 16. Trade and the Common Commercial PolicyConclusionNotes; Reading Sources; Indexshow more

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