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European Union Politics



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This major new text provides an authoritative introduction to all aspects of politics and policy in the EU. Written in the author's inimitably accessible style it brings the EU to life, giving readers a sense of the color and flavor of EU politics and its impact on the citizens of Europe.

Author Biography

JOHN MCCORMICK is Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Politics, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Exeter and Sussex in Britain, and at the College of Europe in Belgium, and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex, UK. He was acting chair of the department in 2000-2001, and chair in 2002-2008. He is currently Director of Graduate Studies. In 2010 he was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair from the European Commission, under an international program that supports teaching activities in European integration.  He is the author of 10 books and multiple book chapters and journal articles, has written four textbooks that have been published in 16 fully-revised editions, has won three School of Liberal Arts teaching awards.

Table of Contents

Understanding Integration
What is the European Union?
Who are the Europeans?
Organizing Postwar Europe
Building a Single Market
Paving the Way to European Union
To Lisbon and Beyond
The Treaties
The Member States
The European Commission
The Council
The European Parliament
The European Court of Justice
Specialized Agencies
Parties and Interest Groups
Elections and Referendums
Public Opinion
Public Policy in the EU
Economic Policy
Inside the Euro Zone
Agricultural and Environmental Policy
Cohesion Policy
Justice and Home Affairs
The EU as a Global Actor
The EU and the World



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