Understanding the European Union

Understanding the European Union : A Concise Introduction

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An immediate best-seller on first publication, John McCormick's Understanding the European Union provides a uniquely broadranging but concise introduction to the EU covering in one volume all major aspects of European integration. The third edition is systematically revised and updated throughout reflecting the major changes brought about by the 2004 enlargement round. It also includes a full assessment of the EU constitution, the impact of the Euro and much expanded coverage of EU policies and policy making.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 20mm | 439.99g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations, 3 maps
  • 1403944512
  • 9781403944511

Table of contents

What is the European Union?; The Idea of Europe; The Evolution of the EU; The Institutions of the EU; The EU and the Member States; The EU and its Citizens; Economic Integration; Improving the Quality of Life; The EU and the World
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Reviews of previous editions: "McCormick has filled one of the most glaring gaps in the EU studies literature."--John Peterson, "Political Studies""[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, Indiana University/Purdue University, USA. His other publications include Environmental Policy in the European Union (Palgrave Macmillan, 2001) and Contemporary Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).
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