Institutions of the European Union by Dermot HodsonInstitutions of the European Union by Dermot Hodson

Institutions of the European Union

EditorDermot Hodson, John Peterson

Paperback | January 27, 2017

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The Institutions of the European Union is the key text for anyone wishing to understand the functions, powers, and composition of the EU's institutions. From the Council of Ministers to the European Central Bank, all of the most important organizations are analysed and explained byinternational experts. Updates for the fourth edition include discussions of the impact of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and the euro crisis on the EU's institutions. Authoritative yet accessible, it remains the best guide to how this range of different bodies work together to provide political direction, managepolicies, and integrate contrasting interests within the European Union.
Dermot Hodson is Reader in Political Economy at Birkbeck, University of London. John Peterson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Edinburgh.
Title:Institutions of the European UnionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:January 27, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198737416

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Table of Contents

1. Dermot Hodson and John Peterson: Theorizing EU Institutions: Why They Matter for Politics and International Relations2. Renaud Dehousse and Paul Magnette: The History of EU Institutions: Six Decades of Institutional ChangePart I Providing Direction3. Philippe de Schoutheete: The European Council: A Formidable Locus of Power4. Fiona Hayes-Renshaw: The Council of Ministers: Conflict, Consensus, and Continuity5. John Peterson: The College of Commissioners: Supranational Leadership and Presidential Politics6. Michael Shackleton: The European Parliament: The Power of Democratic Ideas7. Niamh Nic Shuibhne: The Court of Justice: European Integration and Judicial InstitutionsPart II Managing the Union8. Liesbet Hooghe and Christian Rauh: The Commission's Services: A Powerful Permanent Bureaucracy9. Dermot Hodson: The European Central Bank: New Powers and New Institutional Theories10. R. Daniel Kelemen and Giandomenico Majone: European Agencies: Managing Europeanization11. Brigid Laffan: The Court of Auditors and OLAF: The Politics of Financial AccountabilityPart III Integrating Interests12. Andrew Geddes: Police and Judicial Cooperation: Integrating Security Interests13. John Peterson and Niklas Helwig: The Common Foreign and Security Policy: Institutionalizing Europe's Global Role14. Jeffrey Lewis: Coreper: National Interests and the Logic of Appropriateness15. Tapio Raunio: European Parties: A Powerful Caucus in the European Parliament and Beyond16. Charlie Jeffery and Carolyn Rowe: The Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of Regions: Integrating Social and Regional Interests17. John Peterson and Dermot Hodson: Conclusion: EU Institutions in Theory and Practice

Editorial Reviews

"This is an excellent text book written by eminent scholars with academic and practical experience." --Prof Christian Kaunert, University of Dundee