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Understanding the European Union A Concise Introduction

ISBN-10: 033394867X

ISBN-13: 9780333948675

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: John McCormick

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Rather than focusing on a single area of the EU, or on detailed coverage of its institutions or policies, McCormick's new book introduces all aspects of European integration, combining a clear and thematic narrative with essential facts and figures.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 5/31/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of Boxes, Tables, Figures and Maps
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Acknowledgements
What is the European Union?
The international system
Confederalism
Federalism
The logic of integration
Functionalism
Neofunctionalism
Regional integration around the world
The Americas
Asia
The Middle East
Africa
Conclusions
The Idea of Europe
The changing identity of Europe
Where is Europe?
Europe today
Political structures
Administrative structures
Economic structures
Conclusions
The Evolution of the EU
Domestic and international background
First steps towards integration (1945-58)
The European Economic Community (1958-86)
Economic and social integration (1979-92)
From Community to Union (1992-)
Conclusions
The Institutions of the EU
A constitution for Europe
The European Commission
The Council of Ministers
The European Parliament
The European Court of Justice
The European Council
Conclusions
The EU and the Member States
The changing identities of the member states
Understanding the policy process
The politics of the budget
The changing character of the EU
Conclusions
The EU and its Citizens
The democratic deficit
The people's Europe
Participation and representation
European elections
Referenda
Interest groups
Improving accountability
Conclusions
Economic Policy
The single market
Physical barriers
Fiscal barriers
Technical barriers
Effects of the single market
Rights of residence
Joint ventures and corporate mergers
A European transport system
Open skies over Europe
Inside the euro zone
Conclusions
Improving the Quality of Life
Building an even playing field
Agricultural policy
Regional policy
Social policy
Environmental policy
Conclusions
The EU and the World
Building a European foreign policy
Towards a European defence policy
Europe as an economic power
Relations with the United States
Relations with eastern Europe
Development cooperation