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Readership: Undergraduates studying European Union politics. Background reading on Masters courses.
Ian Bache, Professor, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, Stephen George, Emeritus Professor, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, and Simon Bulmer, Professor, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield
Ian Bache is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield.
Stephen George is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield.
Simon Bulmer is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield.
"This new edition is a must for the students of European Politics. All-encompassing and captivatingly detailed, the book provides a comprehensive guide to the study of the European Unions history of integration and governance. It also offers an excellent and novel insight into the functioning of EU institutions and a whole gamut of EU policies. Up-to-date and pedagogically sophisticated, this book is indispensable for students and teachers alike!
" - Dr Elena Korosteleva, Aberystwyth University
"Politics in the European Union offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the theories and history of European integration, the institutional set-up of the European Union and its policies. It combines in an admirable way thematic width with analytical depth. The integration of theoretical reflections in the more empirical chapters facilitates the comprehension and interpretation of the complexities of the European integration process.
" - Professor Sandra Lavenex, University of Lucerne
"This excellent second edition comes very timely and adds to the virtues of the first. It is comprehensive, insightful and the material is presented in a highly accessible manner for students. This makes it a first choice for introductory and advanced classes on EU politics and policies.
Andrea Lenschow, University of Osnabruck"
Part One: Theory
1: Theories of European Integration
2: Theories of EU Governance
3: Critical Perspectives
4: Theorizing Consequences
Part Two: History
5: Europe after the War
6: The Schuman Plan for Coal and Steel
7: The European Defence Community, the European Political Community and the Road to the Rome Treaties
8: The European Coal and Steel Community and European Atomic Energy Community
9: The European Economic Community 1958-67
10: After Luxembourg: The 'Dark Ages' of European Integration?
11: The European Community into the 1980s
12: The Single European Act
13: Maastricht: The Treaty of European Union
14: The Road to Amsterdam: a Flexible Europe?
15: From Amsterdam to Nice: Preparing for Enlargement
16: After Nice; Enlargement Overshadowed
17: The EU at a Crossroads
18: From a European Constitution to the Lisbon Treaty
Part Three: Institutions
19: The Institutional Architecture
20: The European Commission
21: The European Council and the Council of Ministers
22: The European Parliament
23: The European Court of Justice
24: Organized Interests
Part Four: Policies
25: Policies and Policy-Making in the European Union
27: The Single Market
28: Economic and Monetary Union
29: Cohesion Policy
30: Environmental Policy
31: Freedom, Security, and Justice
32: Trade and Development Aid
33: Common Foreign and Security Policy