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The European Union : A Beginner's Guide - Alasdair Blair

The European Union

A Beginner's Guide

Paperback Published: 1st June 2012
ISBN: 9781851688982
Number Of Pages: 216

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The world's greatest importer and exporter, the European Union is an economic heavyweight with a GDP even larger than the US. But how much do we really know about the nature and aims of the EU, the benefits and costs membership brings, and its impact on peoples' everyday lives? And, in an increasingly multipolar world, can it ever emerge as a global superpower, or do widespread concerns about national sovereignty and serious questions about the Euro's stability mean that it is destined for an uncertain future? Featuring the most up-to-date assessment of the EU, its inner workings, external relations, and likely future development, this is the perfect introduction for anyone seeking to better understand European integration and what it means for Europeans as well as the rest of the world.

Prefacep. vii
Mapp. ix
What is the European Union?p. 1
The creation of the European Communityp. 17
From European Community to European Unionp. 38
Creating a new Europep. 60
The muscles from Brussels: the European Commissionp. 72
The national interest: the Council of the European Unionp. 95
The people's voice: the European Parliamentp. 113
The scales of justice: the European Court of Justicep. 129
The European single currencyp. 144
The EU and the worldp. 168
The European Union: more than the sum of its parts?p. 192
Further readingp. 196
Indexp. 200
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ISBN: 9781851688982
ISBN-10: 1851688986
Series: Beginner's Guides (Oneworld)
Audience: BAG
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st June 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

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