The Political System of the European Union: Third Edition

Hardcover | March 15, 2011

bySimon Hix

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Systematically revised and rewritten throughout and updated to cover the impact of the Lisbon Treaty, this highly-successful and ground-breaking text remains unique in analyzing the EU as a political system using the methods of comparative political science.

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Systematically revised and rewritten throughout and updated to cover the impact of the Lisbon Treaty, this highly-successful and ground-breaking text remains unique in analyzing the EU as a political system using the methods of comparative political science.

SIMON HIX is Professor of European Union Politics and Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. BJØRN HØYLAND is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.94 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230249817

ISBN - 13:9780230249813

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: GOVERNMENT
Executive Politics
Legislative Politics
Judicial Politics
PART II: POLITICS
Public Opinion
Democracy, Parties and Elections
Interest Representation
PART III: POLICIES
Regulation of the Single Market
Expenditure Policies
Economic and Monetary Union
Interior Policies
Foreign Policies
Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

Endorsements of previous edition:"The best textbook on the European Union to date.  Period." -- George Tsebelis, UCLA  "Hix's admirably lucid exposition melds state-of-the-art theory and rich empirical detail into what is likely to become the leading text on how the European Union's everyday political process actually works." -- Andrew Moravcsik, Princeton University  "This volume has a rare combination of virtues: accessible for students and required reading for EU scholars." -- Gary Marks, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill