The Government and Politics of the European Union

Seventh edition

by Neill Nugent

Table of contents

  • Introduction

PART 1: THE HISTORICAL EVOLUTION

  1. The Transformation of Western Europe
  2. The Creation of the European Community
  3. The Deepening of the Integration Process
  4. The Widening of the Integration Process

PART 2: THE EVOLVING TREATY FRAMEWORK

  1. From Rome to Nice
  2. The Constitutional and Lisbon Treaties
  3. Treaties and the Integration Process

PART 3: THE INSTITUTIONS AND POLITICAL ACTORS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

  1. The Commission
  2. The Council of Ministers
  3. The European Council
  4. The European Parliament
  5. European Union Law and the EU's Courts
  6. Other Institutions
  7. Interests
  8. The Member States

PART 4: POLICIES AND POLICY PROCESSES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

  1. Understanding EU Policies
  2. Policy Processes
  3. Making and Applying Legislation
  4. Internal Policies
  5. Agricultural Policy and Policy Processes
  6. External Policies
  7. The Budget

PART 5: STEPPING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD

  1. Conceptualising and Theorising
  2. Conclusion: Present Realities and Future Prospects
  3. Chronology
  4. Guide to Further Reading
  5. Bibliography and References