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Enhanced by an accessible writing style and a variety of pedagogical resources, Politics in the European Union, Fourth Edition, offers an up-to-date, balanced, and comprehensive introduction to the field by four expert authors. Divided into four sections--theory, history, institutions, and policies--it opens with detailed coverage of key theoretical concepts, which are also integrated and referred back to throughout the book in order to help students draw links between the EU in theory and in practice.
Ideal for students who are approaching the subject for the first time, Politics in the European Union, Fourth Edition, incorporates a range of pedagogical features including insight boxes and a chronology. It is accompanied by an extensive Companion Website that contains resources for students--an interactive map of Europe, an interactive timeline of European integration, multiple-choice questions, a flashcard glossary, and related links--and instructors--PowerPoint-based slides, essay and seminar questions, and boxes and figures from the text.
Ian Bache is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield.
Simon Bulmer is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield.
Stephen George is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield.
Owen Parker is Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Sheffield.
Table of Contents
Theory 1. Theories of European Integration 2. Theories of EU Governance 3. Theorizing Consequences 4. Critical Perspectives History 5. From the End of the War to the Schuman Plan (the late 1940s to the early 1950s) 6. The "Other" European Communities and the Origins of the EEC (the early 1950s to the 1960s) 7. The First Years of the EEC (the 1960s and into the 1970s) 8. The Revival of European Integration (the mid-1970s to the late 1980s) 9. Maastricht and Amsterdam (the late 1980s to the late 1990s) 10. From Amsterdam to Lisbon (2000-2009) 11. The EU in Crisis (2009-) Institutions 12. The Institutional Architecture 13. The European Commission 14. The European Council and the Council of Ministers 15. The European Parliament 16. The European Court of Justice 17. Organized Interests Policies 18. Policies and Policy Making in the European Union 19. Agriculture 20. The Single Market 21. Economic and Monetary Union 22. Cohesion Policy 23. Environmental Policy 24. Freedom, Security, and Justice 25. Trade and Development Aid 26. Common Foreign and Security Policy 27. Enlargement