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Macmillan Higher Education

European Union Politics (2nd Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 480
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Palgrave Foundations Series

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Paperback - 9781137453389

24 April 2015

$49.99

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20 March 2015

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24 April 2015

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This 2nd edition of this best-selling introductory and student-friendly text provides an engaging introduction to all aspects of politics and policy in the European Union. Esteemed textbook author John McCormick introduces...

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This 2nd edition of this best-selling introductory and student-friendly text provides an engaging introduction to all aspects of politics and policy in the European Union. Esteemed textbook author John McCormick introduces the unique nature of EU politics, whilst analysing the Union’s impact upon the meaning of Europe and the lives of Europeans. This second edition has been updated throughout - taking account of the 2014 European Parliament elections and changes to key roles in the EU - and has additional coverage of theoretical approaches used to study the EU that will encourage students towards a more sophisticated understanding of how and why the EU has become what it is today, of its strengths and weaknesses and of the on-going crisis in the Eurozone.

McCormick has designed this textbook to be accessible to students of all backgrounds and abilities, to act as a companion throughout their studies. Breakdowns of key concepts and debates, numerous case studies, chapter summaries, photos, and more are all included to aid learning.

This has all been complimented by a companion website, full of self-test Q & A's, updated material, and lecturer resources to aid teaching and learning, making this text a true essential for all those teaching and studying the EU.


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  • Provides a broad survey of the politics and policies of the EU, explaining how it evolved, how it works, and what it does
  • Distinguishes itself in bringing out the colour and flavour of the EU, showing both through formal description/analysis and through real examples how the EU works, and how it has changed the meaning of Europe and the lives of Europeans
  • Engaging and accessible style to both undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Packed with a wide range of maps, charts, photos and boxed features, which bring the material to life


  • New chapters on Member State relations and interest representation
  • Updates on all main institutions, policies and processes
  • Redesigned textbook with even more pedagogical features
  • New companion website with student and lecturer resources


Introduction
PART I: HISTORY AND IDEAS
1. Understanding Integration
2. What is the European Union?
3. Who are the Europeans?
4. Organizing Postwar Europe
5. The European Economic Community
6. From Single Market to European Union
7. To the Euro Crisis and Beyond
8. The Treaties
9. The Member States
PART II: POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE
10. The European Commission
11. The Councils
12. The European Parliament
13. The European Court of Justice
14. Specialized Agencies
15. Parties and Interest Groups
16. Elections and Referendums
17. Public Opinion
PART III: POLICIES
18. Public Policy in the EU
19. Economic Policy
20. Inside the Euro Zone
21. Cohesion Policy
22. Managing Resources
23. Justice and Home Affairs
24. The EU as a Global Actor
25. The EU and the World
Conclusions.

The companion website has been designed to be read with the textbook to provide truly integrated learning. These resources include:
  • Self-test questions and answers
  • Update materials
  • Searchable glossary and chronology
  • Web-links and further reading
All of this, and more, is available at www.macmillanihe.com/companion/Mccormick-European-Union-Politics-2e/
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John McCormick is Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Politics at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA.

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John McCormick is Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Politics at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA.

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