The European Union: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | October 1, 2013

byJohn Pinder, Simon Usherwood

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Since the second edition of this popular Very Short Introduction published in 2007, the world has faced huge economic and political change. Showing how and why the EU has developed from 1950 to the present day, John Pinder and Simon Usherwood cover a range of topics, including the Union'searly history, the workings of its institutions and what they do, the interplay between 'eurosceptics' and federalists, and the role of the Union beyond Europe in international affairs and as a peace-keeper. In this fully updated third edition, Pinder and Usherwood incorporate new material on the Lisbon treaty, the EU fiscal crisis, the state of the single Euro currency in its wake, and conclude by considering the future of the Union and the choices and challenges that may lie ahead.

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Since the second edition of this popular Very Short Introduction published in 2007, the world has faced huge economic and political change. Showing how and why the EU has developed from 1950 to the present day, John Pinder and Simon Usherwood cover a range of topics, including the Union'searly history, the workings of its institution...

John Pinder is Honorary Professor at the College of Europe, and Chairman of the Federal Trust, London. Simon Usherwood is Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics at the University of Surrey.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199681694

ISBN - 13:9780199681693

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PrefaceAbbreviationsList 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, budget: conflicts over who gets what6. Social policy, environmental policy7. 'An area of freedom, security and justice'8. A great civilian power...and more, or less?9. The EU and the rest of Europe10. The EU in the world11. Much accomplished...but what next?ReferencesFurther readingChronology 1946-2013GlossaryIndex