With its clear and accessible style and its combination of theory and applications, European Economic Integration will enable students to understand the European Community and place it in economic and historic context. The book focuses principally on the economic dimension of the EU, but places this firmly within the context of the surrounding political debates.
Much has changed in the European Union since the publication of the third edition with the successful launch of the Euro and the accession of ten new member states. The 4th edition has been comprehensively revised to reflect these changes, providing up-to-date-coverage of the most important issues facing European economies in the 21st Century.
Assuming only an introductory knowledge of economics and with its comprehensive coverage of EU economic policies, European Economic Integration is ideally suited to all students taking courses on the economics of the EU as part of an economics, business studies or inter-disciplinary European studies degree.
INTRODUCTION: THE ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
PART ONE: THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
1. Market integration in the European Union
2. Macroeconomic policy coordination
3. Economic and monetary union
4. The budget of the European Union
PART TWO: THE INTERNAL POLICIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
5. Competition policy in the European Union
6. Industrial policy in the European Union
7. Social policy
8. Regional policy
9. Environmental policy
10. Transport policy
11. The Common Agricultural Policy
PART THREE: THE EXTERNAL POLICIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
12. External trade policy
13. The European Union and Central and Eastern Europe
14. The European Union and the Developing World
15. Economic relations with the Triad and emerging economies