The European Union: How does it work? by Daniel Kenealy

The European Union: How does it work?

EditorDaniel Kenealy, John Peterson, Richard Corbett

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The European Union: How does it work? is the perfect introduction to the EU's structure and operations for those coming to the subject for the first time. An expert team of scholars and practitioners cut through the complexity to explain how the EU works in practice, and equip students withthe knowledge and skills they need to master the subject. The fourth edition of this successful textbook reflects the ongoing changes in the EU in the aftermath of the Eurozone crises, and the global context in which the EU exists. It also features expanded coverage of theories of European integration and policy making, and considers the hugely topicaldebate about the UK's future in the EU.

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Daniel Kenealy is Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Edinburgh. John Peterson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Edinburgh. Richard Corbett is currently the Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and the Humber region, and formerly an advisor on institutional issues to the President of ...

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Title:The European Union: How does it work?Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.57 inPublished:June 28, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199685371

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Table of Contents

Background1. Daniel Kenealy, John Peterson, and Richard Corbett: Introduction2. Desmond Dinan: How Did We Get Here?Major Actors3. Richard Corbett, John Peterson, and Daniel Kenealy: The EU's Institutions4. Brigid Laffan: Member StatesPolicies and Policy Making5. Alberta Sbragia and Francesco Stolfi: Key Policies6. Fiona Hayes-Renshaw: How Policies Are Made7. Richard Corbett: DemocracyThe EU and the Wider World8. Graham Avery: EU Expansion and Wider Europe9. John Peterson and Andrew Geddes: The EU as a Security Actor10. John Peterson and Marlene Gottwald: The EU as a Global Actor11. John Peterson, Daniel Kenealy, and Richard Corbett: Conclusion

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"This remarkable up-to-date text has a lot going for it. It is written by a set of experts who have a deep understanding of the European Union. Moreover, they are able to translate that knowledge into a set of straightforward explanations of the European Union's complex history, even morecomplex structure, and its current configuration. But what I like best about this text is that it uses this understanding to take on contemporary issues that threaten the European Union's nearly 60 year experiment in the pooling of national sovereignty. The authors explain why the future of theEuropean Union is in doubt and how ultimately the citizens of Europe will determine its fate." --Professor Neil Fligstein, University of California, Berkeley