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Historical dictionary of the European Union /
Joaquín Roy, Aimee Kanner.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006.
description
lix, 260 p.
ISBN
0810853140 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780810853140 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006.
isbn
0810853140 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780810853140 (hardcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5917881
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Joaquin Roy is the Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, director of the University of Miami European Union Center, and codirector of the Miami European Union Center Aimee Kanner is assistant professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2007-04-01:
Written by two scholars with numerous publications on the European Union (EU), this reference book covers its history and current state. Roy (Univ. of Miami) and Kanner (Florida Atlantic Univ.) begin with a chronology, starting in 1946 and ending in mid-2005. An introduction gives an overview of the EU as an institution, including major constitutional and legal issues that have arisen over its framework and development. Dictionary entries are generally a page or less in length but have numerous see also references. Entries include not only names, organizations, and formal agreements, but also legal concepts unique to the EU. The extensive bibliography of books, journal articles, and Web sites will be useful for both nonspecialists and researchers in the field of European studies. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers. T. Miller Michigan State University
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Review Quotes
...a useful accessible dictionary and ready reference.
"Recommended."
Students and scholars, as well as the staff of the EU institutions, will find this reference tool enriching and useful.
Today, the construction of Europe is one of the world's central political projects. But to understand it, people need useful and comprehensive tools. I warmly congratulate the authors of the Historical Dictionary of the European Union ”a 'must-have' for all reference collections.
We welcome this useful research tool that will contribute to the enrichment of the understanding of the European Union around the world.
Arranged alphabetically, this reference for students and researchers provides a wealth of information on the European Union, from the roots of European integration in the Schuman Declaration (1950) to the present day. Roy gives an overview of the people, institutions, and laws that shaped this complex process in the introduction. Supplemental materials include maps, a list of presidents of the European Parliament, and a chronology. An extensive bibliography, organized by subject, completes the volume. Roy is director of the European Union Center of the U. of Miami.
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Summaries
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Over half a century old and continuing to grow in strength and authority, the European Union consists of 25 member states ”with more on the waiting list ”and a population of 450 million people. Its influence in foreign and domestic affairs and human rights and law reaches far beyond its earlier fields of trade and politics. From the initial ideas about integration leading to the Treaty of Paris and the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community to the current reflection on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, the Historical Dictionary of the European Union encompasses the most basic elements of the EU and the components that have emerged as a result of them. Through the use of maps, photographs, a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on topics such as leaders, personalities, institutions, enlargements, member states, internal policies, external relations, basic theories, treaties, and law, this dictionary tells a clear and complete story about the European Union that will assist those with greater interest in understanding it.
Unpaid Annotation
Over half a century old and continuing to grow in strength and authority, the European Union consists of 25 member states-with more on the waiting list-and a population of 450 million people. Its influence in foreign and domestic affairs and human rights and law reaches far beyond its earlier fields of trade and politis. From the initial ideas about integration leading to the Treaty of Paris and the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community to the current reflection on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, the Historical Dictionary of the European Union encompasses the most basic elements of the EU and the components that have emerged as a result of them. Through the use of maps, photographs, a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on topics such as leaders, personalities, institutions, enlargements, member states, internal policies, external relations, basic theories, treaties, and law, this dictionary tells a clear and complete story about the European Union that will assist those with greater interest in understanding it.
Table of Contents
Editor's Foreword (Jon Woronoff)p. vii
Acknowledgmentp. ix
Reader's Notep. xi
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xiii
Mapsp. xix
Chronologyp. xxvii
Introductionp. xli
The Dictionaryp. 1
Appendixes
European Union Member States and Candidate Countriesp. 209
Presidents of the European Commissionp. 211
Members of the European Commission, 2004-2009p. 213
Presidents of the European Parliamentp. 215
European Parliament, 2004-2009p. 217
Presidents of the Court of Justice of the European Communitiesp. 219
Members of the Court of Justice of the European Communities, 2005p. 221
Select Regional Integration Associations around the Worldp. 223
Bibliographyp. 225
About the Authorsp. 259
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