The European Union: How does it work? 2nd ed.

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Publication Date 2008
ISBN 978-0-19-920639-1
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The new edition of this concise introductory text de-mystifies the European Union's structures and operation. Blending scholarly expertise and practitioners' experience, the authors introduce and analyse the EU's key actors, processes and developments. The book's overall aim is to provide an accessible, lively introduction to how the EU works and why it matters.

Readership: First and second year undergraduate students studying European Union politics and European studies.


Part 1: Background
1. Introduction, Elizabeth Bomberg, Alexander Stubb & John Peterson
2. How did we get here?, Desmond Dinan

Part 2: Major actors
3. The EU's institutions, Elizabeth Bomberg & Alexander Stubb
4. Member states, Brigid Laffan & Alexander Stubb
5. Organized interests & lobbying, Rory Watson & Michael Shackleton

Part 3: Policies and policy-making
6. Key policies, Alberta Sbragia & Francesco Stolfi
7. A Secure Europe?, John Occhipinti
8. Constitutionalism and Democracy in the EU, Meil MacCormick

Part 4: The EU and the Wider World
9. EU Expansion and Wider Europe, Graham Avery
10. The EU as a Global Actor, John Peterson
11. Conclusion, John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg & Alexander Stubb

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