The Student's Guide to European Integration
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The Student's Guide to European Integration : For Students, by Students

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The Student's Guide to European Integration is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the political, economic and legal aspects of the European Union. Fully up to date and jargon--free, the volume provides students with a clear overview of the history and institutional structure of the EU. In addition to chapters on all major policy areas, the book offers a straightforward analysis of political and economic theories of EU integration and the basics of EU law. The book explores many of the issues and events which have shaped the development of the European Union since its conception, such as the creation of the Single Market, EU enlargement and the Convention on the Future of Europe. The book has been specifically designed with the needs of the student in mind. Key features include: * End--of--chapter summaries which identify the main issues discussed in the text * Guides to further reading and lists of relevant web sites for each subject area.
* Boxes, tables and highlights from key treaty documents to complement the text and provide useful points of reference for students * Chronology outlining major events in the development of the European Union from the launch of the US Marshall Plan in 1947 to the present day * Student--to--student tips at the end of each chapter advising students how to best approach the topic in question Written by recent graduate students at the London School of Economics, The Student's Guide to European Integration is the ideal companion for all students studying the European Union as part of a degree course.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 170 x 246 x 24mm | 604g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745629814
  • 9780745629810
  • 2,339,373

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The Student's Guide to European Integration is acomprehensive and accessible introduction to the political, economic and legal aspects of the European Union. Fully up to dateand jargon-free, the volume provides students with a clear overviewof the history and institutional structure of the EU. In additionto chapters on all major policy areas, the book offers astraightforward analysis of political and economic theories of EUintegration and the basics of EU law. The book explores many of theissues and events which have shaped the development of the EuropeanUnion since its conception, such as the creation of the SingleMarket, EU enlargement and the Convention on the Future of Europe.





The book has been specifically designed with the needs of thestudent in mind. Key features include:






End-of-chapter summaries which identify the main issuesdiscussed in the text
Guides to further reading and lists of relevant web sites foreach subject area.
Boxes, tables and highlights from key treaty documents tocomplement the text and provide useful points of reference forstudents
Chronology outlining major events in the development of theEuropean Union from the launch of the US Marshall Plan in 1947 tothe present day
Student-to-student tips at the end of each chapter advisingstudents how to best approach the topic in question


Written by recent graduate students at the London School ofEconomics, The Student's Guide to European Integrationis the ideal companion for all students studying the European Unionas part of a degree course.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Basic statistics. Introduction -- or How to use this book. Supportive materials. BASIC BACKGROUND. Chapter 1. A History of European Integration. Chapter 2. Theories of European Integration. II. THE UNION AS A POLITY. Chapter 3. Institutional Actors. Chapter 4. Institutional Processes. Chapter 5. Interest Groups. Chapter 6. The EU Budget. III. LAW. Chapter 7. Constitutionalism. Chapter 8. Fundamental Rights. Chapter 9. Judicial Processes. Chapter 10. Law and European Integration. IV. ECONOMIC AND MONETARY INTEGRATION. Chapter 11. Economic Theories of Regional Integration. Chapter 12. The Single Market: achieving free movement of goods, services, capital and people. Chapter 13. Economic and Monetary Union. V. COMMON POLICIES. Chapter 14. Common Agricultural Policy. Chapter 15. Regional Policy. Chapter 16. Environmental and Social Policies. Chapter 17. Competition Policy. Chapter 18. Common Foreign and Security Policy. Chapter 19. Justice and Home Affairs. Chapter 20. External Policies. VI. CURRENT INTEGRATION & FUTURE IMPLICATIONS. Chapter 21. EU Enlargement. Chapter 22. Flexible Integration. VI. CONCLUSION. A European Union for the EU Citizen. Selected Treaty Highlights. Historical Overview. Index
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a The Studenta s Guide to European Integration provides an easy--to--read, well thought--out introduction to the workings of the European Union. Its accessibility and comprehensive coverage make it an essential guide for anyone studying the EU.a ---- Jennifer D. Linker, John Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, MA candidate in International Relations, European Studies
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About Jorge Juan Fernandez Garcia

Jorge Juan Fernandez Garcia, Jess E. Clayton and Christopher Hobley are all former graduate students at the London School of Economics, London.
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