The European Union: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | January 15, 2008

byJohn Pinder, Simon Usherwood

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This Very Short Introduction explains the European Union in plain English. Fully updated for 2007 to include controversial and current topics such as the Euro currency, the EU's enlargement, and its role in ongoing world affairs, this accessible guide shows how and why the EU has developedfrom 1950 to the present. Covering a range of topics from the Union's early history and the ongoing interplay between 'eurosceptics' and federalists, to the single market, agriculture, and the environment, the authors examine the successes and failures of the EU, and explain the choices that lieahead in the 21st century.

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This Very Short Introduction explains the European Union in plain English. Fully updated for 2007 to include controversial and current topics such as the Euro currency, the EU's enlargement, and its role in ongoing world affairs, this accessible guide shows how and why the EU has developedfrom 1950 to the present. Covering a range of ...

Professor John Pinder, OBE, is an Honorary Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin, and Chairman of the Federal Trust, London. Previous positions held include Director of the Policy Studies Institute, Vice-President of the International European Movement and President of the European Union of Federalists. He has stud...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.47 inPublished:January 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsAbbreviationsList of boxesList of chartsList of illustrationsList of maps1. What the EU is for2. How the EU was made3. How the EU is governed4. Single market, single currency5. Agriculture, regions, budget6. Social policy, environmental policy7. 'An area of freedom, security, and justice'8. A great civilian power ... or more, or less?9. The EU and Europe10. The EU and the world11. So far so good ... but what next?Further readingChronologyGlossaryMemberships of European OrganizationsIndex