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Published: 19 January 2017

496 Pages


ISBN: 9780198737414

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Institutions of the European Union

Fourth Edition

Edited by Dermot Hodson and John Peterson

New European Union Series

  • The only up-to-date textbook entirely dedicated to the institutions of the EU, offering students a definitive guide to their functions, powers, and composition.
  • A team of leading experts, including both academics and practitioners, provide authoritative coverage of all of the key institutions.
  • Each chapter includes helpful features such as boxes, useful websites, and suggested further reading to aid student learning.
  • Takes account of the dramatic institutional changes in the EU that have occurred after the euro crisis, the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, and the rise of Euroscepticism.

New to this Edition:

  • Fully updated to cover the institutional changes prompted by the eurozone and migration crises, the UK's decision to leave the EU, and many other challenges.
  • A new introductory chapter explores broad trends in the EU's institutional development and theoretical perspectives thereof.
  • An increased focus on institutional theory is picked up on in all chapters, including in a substantially revised concluding chapter that examines the future of EU institutions during a period of unprecedented economic and political turmoil for the Union.
  • The addition of a number of new contributors ensures that the book continues to bring together the foremost scholars in the field.

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