Understanding the European Union : A Concise Introduction

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/15/2011
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This best-selling textbook provides a broad-ranging but concise introduction to the EU, covering all major aspects of European integration. The revised and updated new edition brings takes full acount of the Lisbon Treaty and the consequences for Europe of the global economic crisis.

Author Biography

JOHN MCCORMICK is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the Indianapolis campus of Indiana University, USA and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex, UK.

Table of Contents

What is the European Union?
The Idea of Europe
The Evolution of the EU
The Institutions of the EU
The Policy Process
The EU and its Citizens
Economic Policy
Quality of Life Issues
The EU and the World

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