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European Union Enlargement : The European Union Series - Neill Nugent

European Union Enlargement

The European Union Series

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Published: 1st July 2004
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Since its first enlargement in 1973, expansion has become a way of life for the EU. The current round of enlargement is, however, unprecedented in its scale, in the diversity of applicants, and in the impact on EU structures and policies. This major new text brings together specially commissioned chapters to provide a coherent and comprehensive assessment of the historical and theoretical context of enlargement and its implications for the identity, governance, economics, policies and international role of the EU.

'A wide ranging overview on the overall enlargement process and its accompanying policies...Like other publications in the European Union Series, this book offers a comprehensive insight in reasonably accessible jargon...[A]n interesting read, both for experienced European analysts and those new to the subject...' - Francesca Restifo, Journal of European Affairs 'An accessible and timely volume.' - Political Studies Review '[A] very good (broad and up-to-date) picture of EU enlargment, it effects and implications for the Union. it should be a useful addition to any course on enlargements and the future functioning of the European Union.' - Ramunas Vilpisauskas, Journal of Common Market Studies '[C]omprehensive and accessible... a major textbook (which) provides a solid basis for any degree course on European Enlargement.' - Arjan Vliegenthart, Acta Politica

List of Figures, Tables and Boxesp. vii
Prefacep. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Notes on the Contributorsp. xiv
Map of the European Union and Neighbouring European Statesp. xvi
The EU and the 10 + 2 Enlargement Round: Opportunities and Challengesp. 1
Previous Enlargement Roundsp. 22
The Unfolding of the 10 + 2 Enlargement Roundp. 34
Distinctive and Recurring Features of Enlargement Roundsp. 56
What the New Member States Bring into the European Unionp. 70
European Identityp. 84
The Citizenry: Legitimacy and Democracyp. 103
Institutions and Governancep. 118
Intergovernmental Politicsp. 132
The Economy of the European Unionp. 146
The Operation of the Internal Marketp. 158
The Budget and 'the Spending Policies'p. 171
Economic and Monetary Unionp. 184
Justice and Home Affairsp. 199
The European Union as an International Economic Actorp. 213
The European Union as an International Political Actorp. 226
Development Policyp. 242
Theoretical Considerationsp. 253
Conclusionsp. 266
Chronology of EC/EU Enlargementp. 274
Key Statistics on EU-15, New and Candidate Statesp. 280
Chapters of the Accession Negotiationsp. 281
Bibliographyp. 282
Indexp. 308
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ISBN: 9781403913524
ISBN-10: 1403913528
Series: The European Union Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.9  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1