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The European Union

How Does it Work?

Third Edition

Edited by Elizabeth Bomberg, John Peterson, and Richard Corbett

Publication Date - February 2012

ISBN: 9780199570805

310 pages
Paperback
9.7 x 6.7 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $49.95

Ideal for students who are new to the subject, this concise introduction explains how the EU really works and why it matters

Description

Now in its third edition, The European Union: How Does it Work? demystifies the European Union's structures and operation, providing a concise, engaging, and accessible introduction ideal for students with no background in the subject. Bringing together an exceptional collection of work--by practitioners who have worked or currently work in the EU's institutions and by leading scholars and academics--this volume cuts through the complexity to explain how the EU really works and why it matters. Innovative pedagogical tools--including "How it Really Works" and "Compared to What" boxes--help guide students through the material. A Companion Website offers multiple-choice questions, a timeline of key events, relevant links, and an interactive map for students. It also provides seminar questions and activities and PowerPoint-based presentations for instructors.

New to this Edition

  • Revised and updated throughout in light of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and the effects of the financial crisis on the Eurozone
  • New coeditor Richard Corbett, former Member of the European Parliament, has ensured that the anthology continues to include a practitioner's perspective
  • Three new chapters: 6. How Policies are Made, 7. Democracy, and 9. The EU as a Security Actor

Previous Publication Date(s)

December 2002
January 2008

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Background
    1. Introduction, Elizabeth Bomberg, John Peterson, and Richard Corbett
    2. How Did We Get Here?, Desmond Dinan
    Part 2: Major Actors
    3. The EU's Institutions, John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg, and Richard Corbett
    4. Member States, Brigid Laffan
    Part 3: Policies and Policy-Making
    5. Key Policies, Alberta Sbragia and Francesco Stolfi
    6. How Policies Are Made, Rory Watson and Richard Corbett
    7. Democracy, Richard Corbett
    Part 4: The EU and the Wider World
    8. EU Expansion and Wider Europe, Graham Avery
    9. The EU as a Security Actor, Sandra Lavenex and John Peterson
    10. The EU as a Global Actor, John Peterson
    11. Conclusion, John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg, and Richard Corbett

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