The Institutions of the European Union

Paperback | March 23, 2012

EditorJohn Peterson, Michael Shackleton

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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. The third edition has been fully updated and includes the impact of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and the financial crisis in the Eurozone on the EU's institutions. Authoritative yet accessible, it remains the best guide to how this range of different bodies work together to providepolitical direction, manage policies, and integrate contrasting interests within the European Union.

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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. The third edition has been fully...

John Peterson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Edinburgh and Michael Shackleton is Special Professor at the University of Maastricht.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:March 23, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. John Peterson and Michael Shackleton: The EU's Institutions: an Overview2. Renaud Dehousse and Paul Magnette: Institutional Change in the EUI. Providing Direction3. Philippe de Schoutheete: The European Council4. Fiona Hayes-Renshaw: The Council of Ministers5. John Peterson: The College of Commissioners6. Michael Shackleton: The European Parliament7. Niamh Nic Shuibhne: The European Court of JusticeII. Managing the Union8. Liesbet Hooghe and Hussein Kassim: The Commission's Services9. Dermot Hodson: Managing the Euro - the European Central Bank10. Daniel Keleman and Giandomenico Majone: Managing Europeanization - The European Agencies11. George Karakatsanis and Brigid Laffan: Financial Control - the Court of Auditors and OLAFIII. Integrating Interests12. Andrew Geddes: Security Interests - Police and Judicial Cooperation13. John Peterson, Andrew Byrne and Niklas Helwig: International Interests - the Common Foreign and Security Policy14. Jeffrey Lewis: National Interests - COREPER15. Tapio Raunio: Policy Interests - the European Parliament's Party Groups16. Carolyn Rowe and Charlie Jeffery: Social and Regional Interests - ECOSOC and Committee of the Regions17. John Peterson and Michael Shackleton: Conclusion

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"Distinguished by the clarity and comprehensiveness of [its] institutional coverage" --Professor William E. Paterson, University of Birmingham