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With new chapters on the Lisbon Treaty, environmental policy, and freedom, security and justice, the third edition of Politics in the European Union is fully up-to-date, and remains an essential textbook for students of EU Politics.Four sections on the theories of integration, the history, institutions, and policies of the European Union, provide a comprehensive and well-balanced introduction to the subject to suit all course structures. Theoretical concepts are covered in particular detail, and integrated throughout the textto encourage students to draw links between the EU in theory and in practice. An accessible writing style, combined with a variety of helpful learning features make this the ideal textbook for all students of European Union Politics, including those coming to the subject for the first time.This textbook is also supported by an extensive Online Resource Centre with the following additional material for students and lecturers:For students:An interactive map of EuropeAn interactive timeline of European integrationMultiple choice questionsFlashcard glossaryWeb linksFor lecturers:PowerPoint slides NEW FOR THIS EDITIONEssay questionsSeminar questions and activitiesFigures and tables from the book
Table of Contents
PART ONE: THEORY 1. Theories of European Integration 2. Theories of EU Governance 3. Critical Perspectives 4. Theorizing Consequences PART TWO: HISTORY 5. Europe after the War 6. The Schuman Plan for Coal and Steel 7. The European Defense Community, the European Political Community, and the Road to the Rome Treaties 8. The European Coal and Steel Community and European Atomic Energy Community 9. The European Economic Community 1958-67 10. After Luxembourg: The "Dark Ages" of European Integration? 11. The European Community into the 1980s 12. The Single European Act 13. Maastricht: The Treaty of European Union 14. The Road to Amsterdam: a Flexible Europe? 15. From Amsterdam to Nice: Preparing for Enlargement 16. After Nice; Enlargement Overshadowed 17. The EU at a Crossroads 18. From a European Constitution to the Lisbon Treaty PART THREE: INSTITUTIONS 19. The Institutional Architecture 20. The European Commission 21. The European Council and the Council of Ministers 22. The European Parliament 23. The European Court of Justice 24. Organized Interests PART FOUR: POLICIES 25. Policies and Policy-Making in the European Union 26. Agriculture 27. The Single Market 28. Economic and Monetary Union 29. Cohesion Policy 30. Environmental Policy 31. Freedom, Security, and Justice 32. Trade and Development Aid 33. Common Foreign and Security Policy 34. Enlargement