The European Union is both the most successful modern experiment in international cooperation and a daunting analytical challenge to students of politics, economics, history, law, and the social sciences. The EU of the twenty-first century will be fundamentally different from its earlier permutations, as monetary union, eastern enlargement, a new defence role, and globalization all create pressures for a more complex, differentiated, and truly new European Union. The New European Union series, under the general editorship of John Peterson and Helen Wallace, provides definitive textbooks on the major aspects of EU politics and integration as studied at undergraduate level. Each of the books in the series covers a key area of EU politics, and brings
together the expertise of leading scholars in each area, writing in an accessible 'student-friendly' style, for an international readership. Each of the books follows a common format and makes extensive use of figures and tables; boxed features are used to highlight case studies and key issues, and each chapter ends with a guide to further reading and a range of discussion questions.
Series Editor John Peterson, University of Edinburgh
Series Editor Helen Wallace, European University Institute
John Peterson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Edinburgh and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges. Helen Wallace is Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute and a Professional Fellow at the University of Sussex.