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The European Union : Politics and Policies - Jonathan Olsen

The European Union

Politics and Policies

Paperback Published: 1st September 2016
ISBN: 9780813349848
Number Of Pages: 402

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Covering the history, governing institutions, and policies of the European Union, Jonathan Olsen and John McCormick present the EU as one of the world’s economic and political superpowers, which has brought far-reaching changes to the lives of Europeans and has helped its member states to take a newly assertive role on the global stage. Unlike most other books on the EU, this text pays particular attention to the implications of the EU for the United States.

Thoroughly revised, with new photographs and updated tables and figures, the sixth edition of The European Union explains developments that have brought severe challenges to the Union, such as the Greek crisis, the possibility of a “Brexit,” tensions with Russia over Ukraine, and new waves of refugees into Europe. Essential reading for students of European politics, this book offers an up-to-the-minute look at both the opportunities and existential threats facing this powerful institution.

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Praise for Previous Editions "This is unreservedly a book I would recommend. Olsen and McCormick capably distill complex themes involving the history, institutions, and policies of the European Union. Without question, its scholarship and scope position The European Union at the fore of introductions to this field of study." --Christopher Burdett, Virginia Commonwealth University "A concise yet complete overview of the European Union. The clarity of the authors' style helps to make this very complicated topic accessible and interesting to undergraduate students. Their explicit comparison of EU governance to the U.S. system is also very useful for an American audience." --Jeanie Bukowski, Bradley University "The previous editions of John McCormick's text on the European Union established it as a preeminent introductory book in the field. Its clear and concise style has made the text especially valuable for the American student who frequently lacks a background on the topic. The third edition continues this tradition by providing penetrating updates on the EU's enlargement and the recent transatlantic friction over Iraq." --Brian Murphy, co-director, European Union Center, University System of Georgia, and professor at North Georgia College & State University

1. What Is the European Union? 2. Origins: The Road to Paris 3. Emergence: To the Single Market and Beyond 4. Consolidation and Crisis: Maastricht, Lisbon, and the Eurozone 5. The European Commission 6. The Council of the European Union 7. The European Parliament 8. The Court of Justice of the European Union 9. The European Council, the European Central Bank, and Other Institutions 10. Representing Public Opinion 11. Public Policy in the EU 12. Economic Policy and the Single Market 13. Cohesion and Other Internal Policies 14. Agricultural and Environmental Policy 15. External Relations and Foreign and Security Policies 16. The EU and the United States

ISBN: 9780813349848
ISBN-10: 0813349842
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 402
Published: 1st September 2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 6
Edition Type: New edition

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