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European Union Politics By Michelle Cini (University of Bristol)

European Union Politics by Michelle Cini (University of Bristol)

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Written by an expert contributor team, this is the most complete, current, issues-led textbook on European Union politics. It presents contemporary issues and debates alongside comprehensive coverage of the theory, institutions, policies, and history of the EU in a highly accessible, engaging style to help students grasp how the EU really works.

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European Union Politics by Michelle Cini (University of Bristol)

European Union Politics is the most complete and most issues-led introductory textbook on the European Union. Written by an expert team of contributors, it fully equips students to understand the European Union and the topical debates which surround it. Alongside its comprehensive coverage of the theory, institutions, and policies of the EU, as well as its historical context, the book engages with numerous contemporary issues, debates, and crises, from Brexit and Euroscepticism to the economic and migration crises. The text's clear and accessible writing style and wide-ranging nature make it the ideal starting point for all those wishing to fully understand the workings of this complex and ever-evolving system. Throughout the text, students are supported by helpful learning features, including key points, questions, and examples. Students are further supported by online resources that help them to take their learning further. For students: - Test your knowledge of the chapter material and receive instant feedback with online multiple choice questions. - Revise key terms and concepts with a digital flashcard glossary. - Prepare effectively for assessments with help from the online revision guide. - Learn about key actors in the EU with short biographies of important figures in its history. - Expand your knowledge of the EU's member states with an interactive map of Europe. - Conduct further research with relevant web links to reliable online content. For registered lecturers: - Reinforce key themes from each chapter with suggested seminar and essay questions. - Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations or as hand-outs in class.

European Union Politics Reviews

European Union Politics has become the textbook for students of the EU. It is a comprehensive book that covers the most important features of European Union politics and is always up to date, but at the same time it is accessible enough for all students regardless of their level of familiarity with the EU. * Raul Gomez, University of Liverpool *
If you are going to recommend one book for students studying the EU - choose European Union Politics. It is comprehensive in its coverage, well presented, and easily accessible. * Lee McGowan, Queen's University Belfast *
A great choice of textbook for introducing students to the history, theory, institutions, policy fields and current issues of the EU. It is easy to understand, well-structured, and includes useful resources. * Sandro Nickel, University of Aalborg, Denmark *

About Michelle Cini (University of Bristol)

Michelle Cini is Professor of European Politics and Head of the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol. Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan is Senior Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Bristol.

Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart 1: The Historical Context 2: The European Union: Establishment and Development 3: From the Constitutional Treaty to the Treaty of Lisbon and BeyondPart 2: Theories and Conceptual Approaches 4: Neo-functionalism 5: Intergovernmentalism 6: Theorizing the European Union after Integration Theory 7: Governance in the European Union 8: Europeanization 9: Democracy and Legitimacy in the EUPart 3: Institutions and Actors 10: The European Commission 11: The European Council and the Council of the European Union 12: The European Parliament 13: The Court of Justice of the European Union 14: Interest Groups and the European Union 15: Citizens and Public Opinion in the EUPart 4: Policies and Policy-Making 16: Policy-making in the European Union 17: Trade and Development 18: Enlargement 19: The European Union's Foreign, Security, and Defence Policies 20: The Single Market 21: The European Union's Social Dimension 22: The Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice 23: Economic and Monetary Union 24: The Common Agricultural Policy 25: Environmental PolicyPart 5: Issues and Debates 26: The Euro Crisis and European Integration 27: Brexit 28: The Future of the EU

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European Union Politics by Michelle Cini (University of Bristol)
Oxford University Press
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