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Provides a comprehensive introduction to the policymaking processes in the European Union. This book covers the vital elements of EU courses including: theory; history; institutions; policy; relations with member states; external relations; and enlargement. It is useful for the students of politics and the European Union.
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European Union Summary

This best-selling book delivers a comprehensive introduction to the policy-making processes at work in the European Union.

Written by some of the leading authorities in the field, this new edition has been significantly improved to make it even more accessible for second and third year undergraduates. Addressing some of the more contentious areas in order to stimulate students interest, this book also continues to cover the vital elements of EU courses including:

  • theory
  • history
  • institutions
  • policy
  • relations with member states
  • external relations
  • enlargement.

A companion website also supports this edition, with a clear guide to more technical material such as statistics, as well as regular updates.

This volume is essential reading for all students of politics and the European Union.

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European Union Reviews

'Some authors can always be counted upon to deliver thorough and insightful studies that address the meat of any issue ... In the third edition of this highly appreciated volume, Jeremy Richardson seems to have assembled the best of these in the field of European politics and policy-making.' - Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 44


Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Table of Contents

Part 1: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives 1. The EU as a Policy-Making State 2. European Integration 3. Europeanization of Public Policy 4. Theorizing the Union Part 2: Institutional Processes 5. The European Commission 6. Parliaments and the European Policy Process 7. The Council of Ministers 8. The European Court of Justice and Constitutionalization 9. How Much Scope for Reform? An Institutional Analysis of the EU Budget 10. The Process of Enlargement Part 3: Channels of Representation 11. European Elections and the European Voter 12. Barbie Goes to Brussels: The Institutionalization of Lobbying 13. Bypassing the Nation State? Regions and the EU Policy Process Part 4: A Supranational State? 14. The EU as an International Actor 15. European Regulation 16. European Economic Governance 17. The Challenge of Implementation 18. Democracy and Accountability in the Union

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