Understanding the European Union

Understanding the European Union : A Concise Introduction

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This is a clear and concise general introduction to the EU, ideal for the initiated or confused.This is the leading general introduction to the EU, once again fully revised, updated and improved to cover the enlarged EU of 27 states. It is very readable and accessible. It provides a full assessment of the Lisbon treaty, the impact of the Euro and of enlargement, and the changing place of the EU as an international actor. It provides expanded coverage of EU policies and policy process.An immediate best-seller on first publication, "Understanding the European Union" provides a broad-ranging but concise introduction to the EU covering all major aspects of European integration. This revised and updated edition includes fuller coverage of policy and policy making, and of theoretical approaches to the study of the EU.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 12, 7 black & white tables, 4 maps, 9 figures
  • 0230201024
  • 9780230201026
  • 347,940

Table of contents

What is the European Union? The Idea of Europe The Evolution of the EU The Institutions of the EU The Policy Process The EU and its Citizens Economic Policy Improving the Quality of Life The EU and the World
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Review Text

An immediate success on first publication, Understanding the European Union provides a broad-ranging but concise introduction to the EU, covering all major aspects of European integration. This revised and updated new edition includes fuller coverage of policy and policy making and of theoretical approaches to the study of the EU.
JOHN MCCORMICK is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Indianapolis campus of Indiana University and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex.
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'A clear, detailed, user-friendly book.' - European Library Reviews of previous editions: '[A] very useful text...Among hundreds...about the phenomenon of European integration, this book stands out as one that really tackles the complexity of the economic, political and legal systems of the EU succinctly.' - Giedrius Surplys, Journal of European Affairs
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About John McCormick

JOHN MCCORMICK is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Indianapolis campus of Indiana University, USA and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex.
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