The European Union Explained

The European Union Explained : Institutions, Actors, Global Impact

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This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for scholars and professionals in government, business, the media, or the nonprofit sector who need a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This new edition also provides useful background reading for advanced high school and college courses and for those planning overseas study, work, or research. 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. The entire text has been thoroughly updated to incorporate information about key actors, terms, and new developments, and a new chapter on environmental policy has been more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 2.54mm | 340.19g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0253223032
  • 9780253223036
  • 521,116

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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 "A wonderful exposition of the European Union." -Ambassador Donato Chiarini, European Commission "An informative, well-paced, and clearly articulated narrative of the European Union's development." -Jennifer Yoder, Colby College "Very informative, comprehensive, and well constructed." -Ljerka Mintas Hodak, former Minister of Education, Government of the Republic of Croatia "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." -Midwest Book Review, October 2011show 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

Preface Acknowledgments List of Acronyms List of Tables Part 1. The Evolution of the European Union 1. Parameters of European Integration 2. Enlargement Part 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 Balances Part 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. Environment Conclusion Notes Bibliography Indexshow more

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