European Union Politics

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-03-07
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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European Union Politics, Fifth Edition, is the most complete, current, and authoritative overview of EU politics available. Bringing together carefully edited contributions from leading scholars in the field, it assumes no background knowledge and is therefore accessible to students new to the subject.

Alongside comprehensive coverage of the history, theory, institutions, and policies of the EU, European Union Politics, Fifth Edition, features a section on contemporary issues and current debates, including democracy and legitimacy in the EU, public opinion, the economic crisis, and a brand-new chapter on the future of the EU.

The text is enhanced by excellent learning features including reader's guides, text boxes, key points, figures, questions, further reading, web links, and a glossary. An extensive Companion Website (coming soon) will offer resources for students--multiple-choice questions, a digital flashcard glossary, an exam study guide, an interactive map of Europe, biographies of important figures in EU history, and links to OUP journal articles--and instructors--PowerPoint-based lecture slides; seminar and quiz questions; and examples of simulation exercises.

Author Biography

Michelle Cini is Professor of European Politics at the University of Bristol.

Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan is Senior Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Bristol.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Michelle Cini and Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan
Part One: The Historical Context
2. The European Union: Establishment and Development, David Phinnemore
3. From Maastricht to the Treaty of Lisbon and Beyond, Clive Church and David Phinnemore
Part Two: Theories and Conceptual Approaches
4. Neo-functionalism, Carsten S. Jensen
5. Intergovernmentalism, Michelle Cini
6. Theorizing the European Union after Integration Theory, Ben Rosamond
7. Governance in the European Union, Thomas Christiansen
8. Europeanization, Tanja Boerzel and Diana Panke
Part Three: Institutions and Actors
9. The European Commission, Morten Egeberg
10. The Council of the European Union and the European Council, Jeffrey Lewis
11. The European Parliament, Charlotte Burns
12. The Courts of the European Union, Ilias Kapsis
13. Interest Groups and the European Union, Rainer Eising
Part Four: Policies and Policy-Making
14. Policy-Making in the European Union, Alex Warleigh-Lack and Ralf Drachenberg
15. European Union External Relations, Michael Smith
16. Enlargement, Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan and Ana Juncos
17. The EU's Foreign Security and Defence Policies, Robert Dover
18. The Single Market, Michelle Egan
19. The EU's Social Dimension, Gerda Falkner
20. Justice and Home Affairs, Emek M. Ucarer
21. Economic and Monetary Union, Amy Verdun
22. The Common Agricultural Policy, Eve Fouilleux
23. Environmental Policy, David Benson and Andrew Jordan
Part Five: Issues and Debates
24. Democracy and Legitimacy in the EU, Stijn Smismans
25. Public Opinion and the EU, Lauren M. McLaren and Simona Guerra
26. Economic Crisis, Dermot Hodson and Uwe Puetter
27. The Future of the EU, Brigid Laffan

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