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2018 | EU Politics Collection | Book

The Trade Policy of the European Union

This comprehensive and clearly written textbook offers a long-awaited introduction to the trade policy of the European Union, the world's largest trading entity. Gstöhl and De Bièvre provide a comprehensive assessment of the common commercial …

Authors:
Prof. Sieglinde Gstöhl, Prof. Dirk De Bièvre

2018 | EU Politics Collection | Book

The European Parliament

This broad-ranging text examines the political dynamic of the European Parliament (EP), showing how the EP is a key component of the political system of the EU. It looks at how, and how effectively, the parliament translates citizen demands into …

Author:
Ariadna Ripoll Servent

2014 | EU Politics Collection | Book

The European Union

What it is and how it works

The European Union affects the lives of Europeans in many and varied ways, yet, in spite of its reach, it often appears a constrained political system – struggling for internal consensus, reliant on the agreement of national governments, and …

Author:
Ingeborg Tömmel

2017 | EU Politics Collection | Book

The Court of Justice of the European Union and the Politics of Law

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is one of the central institutions of the EU and has played a decisive role in European integration. As one of the most powerful international courts, at a time when political systems around the …

Authors:
Sabine Saurugger, Fabien Terpan

2011 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Migration and Mobility in the European Union

This book analyses the patterns of migration flow since the end of the Cold War and relates these to political and policymaking processes at EU level and among EU member states. It delivers an original and innovative perspective on the new …

Authors:
Christina Boswell, Andrew Geddes

2016 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Environmental Policy and Politics in the European Union

In recent decades, the European Union has developed one of the world's most stringent sets of environmental policies. These policies cover not only the traditional areas of environmental concern, such as fighting pollution and protecting natural …

Authors:
Tom Delreux, Sander Happaerts

2012 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Development Policy of the European Union

Designed to replace Martin Holland's The European Union and the Third World, this new text provides systematic coverage of the European Union's policies in relation to the developing world in the 21st century and includes substantial coverage of …

Authors:
Martin Holland, Mathew Doidge

2014 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Security and Defence Policy in the European Union

The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) has come a long way since its inception as the European Security and Defence Identity under NATO. Yet more than a decade after emerging as an autonomous entity, with its own capacity for civilian …

Author:
Jolyon Howorth

2016 | EU Politics Collection | Book

The European Union and Russia

The relationship between the European Union and Russia is of considerable importance to both partners, but whilst there have been many moments of co-operation between the two, tensions have never been far from the surface and the conflict over …

Authors:
Tuomas Forsberg, Hiski Haukkala

2014 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Cohesion Policy in the European Union

This new text introduces the history, evolution and contemporary state of one of the European Union's most important, expensive and controversial policies. It examines the role that cohesion policy plays in European integration, as well as in …

Authors:
Michael Baun, Dan Marek

2015 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Turkey and the European Union

This book by two leading experts provides a comprehensive analysis of Turkey's relationship with the European Union, set in its regional and international context. It provides three analytical lenses through which the relationship might be …

Authors:
Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Nathalie Tocci

2015 | EU Politics Collection | Book

The European Commission

The European Commission is at the very heart of the European integration process and, with the Council, is one of the two central institutions of the European Union. Its activist role under Jacques Delors led to a dramatic increase in its activity …

Authors:
Neill Nugent, Mark Rhinard

2017 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Interest Representation in the European Union

Why is the EU so reliant upon exchanges with interest organisations?
What safeguards have been developed to prevent capture by special interests, and how effective are these?
How does the EU system of interest representation compare with those of …

Author:
Justin Greenwood

2008 | EU Politics Collection | Book

The European Parliament

The revised and updated 2nd edition of this broad-ranging text examines the political dynamic of the European Parliament within the EU and sets it in the broader context of comparative legislative analysis. The authors make important contributions …

Authors:
David Judge, David Earnshaw

2017 | EU Politics Collection | Book

The European Union in Crisis

The European Union (EU) is in crisis. The crisis extends beyond Brexit, the fluctuating fortunes of the eurozone and the challenge of mass migration. It cuts to the core of the EU itself. Trust is eroding; power is shifting; politics are toxic; …

Authors:
Prof. Desmond Dinan, Prof. Neill Nugent, Prof. William E. Paterson

2016 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Economic and Monetary Union

This accessible text on economic and monetary integration provides readers with a comprehensive look at the evolution of the eurozone, from its beginnings in fixed exchange rate systems through the sovereign debt crisis. It examines why the EMU …

Author:
Michele Chang

2010 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Understanding Euroscepticism

This timely text provides a concise and readable assessment of the dynamics, character and consequences of opposition to European integration at all levels from elites and governments through parties and the media to voters and grass roots …

Author:
Cécile Leconte

2008 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Ireland and the European Union

Recent times have witnessed a dramatic turn around in Ireland's fortunes. From being a poor and peripheral state, it has emerged as a prosperous, dynamic and self-assured player among the nations of Europe. For many, the Irish experience provides …

Authors:
Brigid Laffan, Jane O’Mahony

2010 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Europeanization and National Politics

Europeanization has become a key topic in analysis of the politics of the new Europe. This broad-ranging new text focuses centrally on the impact of the EU on its member states but also on the way in which states 'up-load' their policy priorities …

Author:
Robert Ladrech

2016 | EU Politics Collection | Book

The European Council

This systematic assessment of the -often opaque- European Council looks at its characteristics, leaders and output as well as its impact on EU supranational and intergovernmental dynamics. Taking account of historical and contemporary developments …

Author:
Wolfgang Wessels

2009 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Competition Policy in the European Union

Competition Policy in the European Union provides a comprehensive introduction to the European Union's policies on restrictive practices, mergers monopolies and state aid. The authors offer a wide ranging analysis of the evolution, operation and …

Authors:
Michelle Cini, Lee McGowan

2013 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Britain and the European Union

Britain's relationship with the EU has always been riddled with doubt, scepticism and awkwardness. This much-needed new book examines why, how and with what effect the EU has become such a contentious issue in UK politics. It places the debate in …

Author:
Andrew Geddes

2011 | EU Politics Collection | Book

The US-EU Security Relationship

The Tensions between a European and a Global Agenda

A constantly evolving security agenda has become a vital part of US–EU relations. Contemporary security challenges such as the rise of international terrorism and the threat from 'states of concern' have – in recent years – forced the US and the …

Author:
Wyn Rees

2008 | EU Politics Collection | Book

The European Union and the United States

Competition and Convergence in the Global Arena

This major new text by leading authorities takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to the changing relationship between the EU and the US in the 21st century and its historical, global and domestic context. The authors focus on the contrast …

Authors:
Steven McGuire, Michael Smith

2013 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Differentiated Integration

Explaining Variation in the European Union

Far from displaying a uniform pattern of integration, the European Union varies significantly across policy areas, institutional development and individual countries. Why do some policies such as the Single Market attract non-EU member states …

Authors:
Dirk Leuffen, Berthold Rittberger, Frank Schimmelfennig

2013 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Policies and Policy Processes of the European Union

This major new text on EU policy-making provides a concise but systematic introduction to the main policy areas in which the EU is active and the way in which EU policy is made, explaining how and why the EU's policy portfolio has developed as it …

Authors:
Laurie Buonanno, Neill Nugent

2009 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Constitutionalizing the European Union

Enlargement and treaty reform have moved Europe's constitutional debate into the political spotlight. This important new text outlines the main themes of constitutional debate in the EU, analyzes formal and informal constitution-building since the …

Authors:
Thomas Christiansen, Christine Reh

2016 | EU Politics Collection | Book

The European Union and Global Capitalism

Origins, Development, Crisis

This book draws on critical theory to introduce readers to ways of exploring questions about the EU from a political economy perspective, questions like: Does the EU help or hinder Europe's 'social models' to face the challenges of globalization?

Authors:
Magnus Ryner, Alan Cafruny

2015 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Social Policy in the European Union

Social policy has become an increasingly prominent component of the European Union's policy-making responsibilities. Today, for example, a highly developed body of law regulates equal treatment in social security and co-ordinates national security …

Author:
Karen M. Anderson

2016 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Energy Policy of the European Union

This broad-ranging text provides an analysis and assessment of the European Union's energy policy. It examines the components of the internal energy market alongside energy policy and politics on the international stage, and in doing so outlines …

Authors:
Samuel R. Schubert, Johannes Pollak, Maren Kreutler

2010 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Gender and the European Union

This broad ranging new text provides a systematic assessment of the emergence of gender as a significant issue on the EU agenda and of the EU's impact on gender inequality, both in terms of specifically gender-related policies and the gender …

Author:
Johanna Kantola

2009 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Monetary Integration in the European Union

The euro has been a remarkable success. By its tenth anniversary in 2009 it had become one of the world's major currencies, rivalled only by the US dollar in usage and global influence. It is used by 320 million people in 16 countries, and these …

Author:
Michele Chang

2017 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Key Controversies in European Integration

Since its inception the European Union has been a fiercely contested and politically divisive project. In recent years, controversial issues such as EU enlargement, the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, and the fallout from the Eurozone crisis …

Authors:
Hubert Zimmermann, AndreasDür Zimmermann

2014 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Theoretical Approaches to European Integration

This major new text provides a uniquely broad ranging introduction to, and assessment of the contribution of, the whole range of theoretical approaches that have been applied to the analysis of European integration. It provides tools for …

Author:
Sabine Saurugger

2011 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Analyzing the European Union Policy Process


Readers are provided with a practical insight into how to analyze policies and policy-making in the EU. Using case studies to deepen readers' understanding, this book examines the various stages of the policy process - from the moment the issue …

Authors:
Esther Versluis, Mendeltje van Keulen, Paul Stephenson

2016 | EU Politics Collection | Book

Why Europe Matters for Britain

The Case for Remaining In

As Britain prepares to vote on its continued membership of the EU, this insightful and engaging book sets on the arguments in favour of Britain's continued place in the EU and shows how the EU, in spite of ...

Author:
John McCormick