The European Union : politics and policies /
Jonathan Olsen, John McCormick.
Sixth edition.
Boulder, CO : Westview Press, [2016]
xxi, 378 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
0813349842, 9780813349848
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Boulder, CO : Westview Press, [2016]
contents note
1. What Is the European Union? -- 2. Origins: The Road to Paris -- 3. Emergence: To the Single Market and Beyond -- 4. Consolidation and Crisis: Maastricht, Lisbon, and the Eurozone -- 5. The European Commission -- 6. The Council of the European Union -- 7. The European Parliament -- 8. The Court of Justice of the European Union -- 9. The European Council, the European Central Bank, and Other Institutions -- 10. Representing Public Opinion -- 11. Public Policy in the EU -- 12. Economic Policy and the Single Market -- 13. Cohesion and Other Internal Policies -- 14. Agricultural and Environmental Policy -- 15. External Relations and Foreign and Security Policies -- 16. The EU and the United States.
general note
Previous editions entered under: McCormick, John, 1954-
"Covering the history, governing institutions, and policies of the European Union, Jonathan Olsen and John McCormick present the EU as one of the world's economic and political superpowers, which has brought far-reaching changes to the lives of Europeans and has helped its member states to take a newly assertive role on the global stage. Unlike most other books on the EU, this text pays particular attention to the implications of the EU for the United States. Thoroughly revised, with new photographs and updated tables and figures, the sixth edition of The European Union explains developments that have brought severe challenges to the Union, such as the Greek crisis, the possibility of a "Brexit," tensions with Russia over Ukraine, and new waves of refugees into Europe. Essential reading for students of European politics, this book offers an up-to-the-minute look at both the opportunities and existential threats facing this powerful institution"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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