The European Union : how does it work?

The European Union : how does it work?. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012,
ISBN: 978 0 19 957080 5

The European Union: How Does it Work? is one of the best introductions to the EU for those with little or no prior knowledge of it. It is concise and readable without sacrificing breadth of coverage or accuracy. Bringing together practitioners who have worked or currently work in the EU's institutions with leading scholars and academics, it provides a unique perspective of how the EU works both in theory and in practice. It contains many pedagogical features, including innovative tools, such as 'How it Really Works' boxes that contrast EU workings in theory and practice, and 'Compared to What' boxes that compare the EU to other political systems. It is also accompanied by an Online Resource Centre with helpful additional resources for students and lecturers.

  • The European Union: How Does it Work? is one of the best introductions to the EU for those with little or no prior knowledge of it. It is concise and readable without sacrificing breadth of coverage or accuracy.
  • Bringing together practitioners who have worked or currently work in the EU's institutions with leading scholars and academics, it provides a unique perspective of how the EU works both in theory and in practice.
  • It contains many pedagogical features, including innovative tools, such as 'How it Really Works' boxes that contrast EU workings in theory and practice, and 'Compared to What' boxes that compare the EU to other political systems. It is also accompanied by an Online Resource Centre with helpful additional resources for students and lecturers.
New to this edition
  • Richard Corbett, former Member of the European Parliament, joins the editorial team for the third edition to ensure it continues to offer a practitioner's perspective.
  • There are new chapters on 'How Policies are Made' - to help clarify what is often viewed as a complex process - and 'The EU as a Security Actor', which spans the full range of internal and external security policies that are a major growth area for EU policy-making.
  • The chapter on democracy has been re-written by a new author, and focuses specifically on the question of EU legitimacy.
  • All chapters have been revised and updated in light of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and the effects of the financial crisis on the Eurozone.
The European Union: How Does it Work? is the perfect introduction to the EU's structure and operations for those coming to the subject for the first time. Leading scholars and practitioners cut through the complexity to explain how the EU really works and why it matters.

The third edition of this successful textbook has been updated in light of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and the effects of the financial crisis on the Eurozone. It includes three new chapters, on the policy-making process, democracy in the EU, and EU internal and external security. 

Student understanding of the main actors, policies and developments is aided by the inclusion of helpful learning features throughout the text. The European Union: How Does it Work is also supported by an Online Resource Centre with the following features:

For students:

- Multiple choice questions
- Flash card glossary

For registered adopters of the textbook

- Seminar questions and activities
- PowerPoint® presentations
Readership: First and second year undergraduate students studying European Union politics.

Part 1: Background
1: Elizabeth Bomberg, John Peterson, and Richard Corbett: Introduction
2: Desmond Dinan: How did we get here?
Part 2: Major actors
3: John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg, and Richard Corbett: The EU's institutions
4: Brigid Laffan: Member states
Part 3: Policies and policy-making
5: Alberta Sbragia & Francesco Stolfi: Key policies
6: Rory Watson & Richard Corbett: How policies are made
7: Richard Corbett: Democracy
Part 4: The EU and the Wider World
8: Graham Avery: EU expansion and wider Europe
9: Sandra Lavenex and John Peterson: The EU as a security actor
10: John Peterson: The EU as a global actor
11: John Peterson, Elizabeth Bomberg, and Richard Corbett: Conclusion

 

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