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The European Union explained : institutions, actors, global impact /
Andreas Staab.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.
description
xx, 210 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0253223032 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780253223036 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
Subjects
corporate subject
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imprint
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.
isbn
0253223032 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780253223036 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
7777801
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-202) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Andreas Staab is the founder and director of EPIC-the European Policy Information Centre, a UK-based consultancy on the European Union. He teaches in the London programs of three North American universities and is author of National Identity in Eastern Germany.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2009-07-01:
This book covers all the essential topics related to the EU and is best suited as a supplement to other texts. Part one is about the evolution of the EU and includes a historical overview, the key treaties, and enlargement. Part two covers the institutions and the checks and balances in EU governance. Staab (European Policy Information Centre) provides a good discussion of the democratic deficit in the EU, but does not address the differences in ordinary and extraordinary agenda setting. Part three is devoted to the internal and external policies of the EU and covers the single market, regional policy and cohesion, the Common Agricultural Policy, the economic and monetary union, justice and home affairs, common foreign and security policy, and trade and the common commercial policy. In each chapter, the discussion is quite brief. One key omission is the impact of the Treaty of Lisbon on these policies as well as the institutional mechanism of governance. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers, all undergraduate students. B. A. Yesilada Portland State University
Reviews
Review Quotes
Covers all the essential topics related to the EU.
"Covers all the essential topics related to the EU." -- Choice, reviewing a previous edition or volume
"Covers all the essential topics related to the EU." -Choice, reviewing a previous edition or volume
An informative, well-paced, and clearly articulated narrative of the European Union's development.
"An informative, well-paced, and clearly articulated narrative of the European Union's development." Jennifer Yoder, Colby College
"An informative, well-paced, and clearly articulated narrative of the European Union's development." -- Jennifer Yoder, Colby College
"An informative, well-paced, and clearly articulated narrative of the European Union's development." -Jennifer Yoder, Colby College
A wonderful exposition of the European Union.
"A wonderful exposition of the European Union." -- Ambassador Donato Chiarini, European Commission
"A wonderful exposition of the European Union." -Ambassador Donato Chiarini, European Commission
"A wonderful exposition of the European Union." -- Ambassador Donato Chiarini, European Commission "An informative, well-paced, and clearly articulated narrative of the European Union's development." Jennifer Yoder, Colby College "Very informative, comprehensive, and well constructed." Ljerka Mintas Hodak, former Minister of Education, Government of the Republic of Croatia
"A wonderful exposition of the European Union." -- Ambassador Donato Chiarini, European Commission"An informative, well-paced, and clearly articulated narrative of the European Union's development." Jennifer Yoder, Colby College"Very informative, comprehensive, and well constructed." Ljerka Mintas Hodak, former Minister of Education, Government of the Republic of Croatia
Readers in America and Europe alike will benefit from the very considerable expertise revealed in these pages.
"Readers in America and Europe alike will benefit from the very considerable expertise revealed in these pages." -- Hugh Dykes, House of Lords Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on the European Union
"Readers in America and Europe alike will benefit from the very considerable expertise revealed in these pages." -Hugh Dykes, House of Lords Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on the European Union
The European Union Explained offers a fine introduction to the European Union and will appeal to a range of collections, from political science and business holdings to college-level collections strong in the media.
"The European Union Explained offers a fine introduction to the European Union and will appeal to a range of collections, from political science and business holdings to college-level collections strong in the media." -- Midwest Book Review, October 2011
"The European Union Explained offers a fine introduction to the European Union and will appeal to a range of collections, from political science and business holdings to college-level collections strong in the media." -Midwest Book Review, October 2011
Very informative, comprehensive, and well constructed.
"Very informative, comprehensive, and well constructed." -- Ljerka Mintas Hodak, former Minister of Education, Government of the Republic of Croatia
"Very informative, comprehensive, and well constructed." -Ljerka Mintas Hodak, former Minister of Education, Government of the Republic of Croatia
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for scholars and professionals in government, business, the media, or the non-profit sector who need a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This second edition also provides useful background reading for university and college courses.
Main Description
This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for scholars and professionals in government, business, media, or the nonprofit sector who need a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This new edition also provides useful background reading for advanced high school and college courses and for those planning overseas study, work, or research. Andreas Staab offers basic terms and interpretive frameworks for understanding the evolution of the EU; the overall structure, purpose, and mandate of its main constituent divisions; and key policy areas, such as market unification. The entire text has been thoroughly updated to incorporate information about key actors, terms, and new developments, and a new chapter on environmental policy has been added.
Main Description
This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for scholars and professionals in government, business, the media, or the nonprofit sector who need a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This new edition also provides useful background reading for advanced high school and college courses and for those planning overseas study, work, or research. Andreas Staab offers basic terms and interpretive frameworks for understanding the evolution of the EU; the overall structure, purpose, and mandate of its main constituent divisions; and key policy areas, such as market unification. The entire text has been thoroughly updated to incorporate information about key actors, terms, and new developments, and a new chapter on environmental policy has been added.
Main Description
This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for scholars and professionals in government, business, the media, or the non-profit sector who need a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This new edition also provides useful background reading for university and college courses. Andreas Staab offers basic terms and interpretive frameworks for understanding the evolution of the EU; the overall structure, purpose, and mandate of its main constituent divisions; and key policy areas, such as market unification. The entire text has been thoroughly updated to incorporate information about key actors, terms, and new developments, and a new chapter on environmental policy has been added.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. IX
Acknowledgmentsp. XIII
List of Acronymsp. XV
List of Tablesp. XIX
The Evolution of the European Union
Parameters of European Integrationp. 3
Enlargementp. 31
Institutions
The European Commissionp. 47
The European Councilp. 54
The Council of Ministersp. 59
The European Parliamentp. 65
The European Court of Justicep. 74
Checks and Balancesp. 82
Policies
The Single Market and Competitionp. 91
Regional Policy and Cohesionp. 104
The Common Agricultural Policyp. 114
Economic and Monetary Unionp. 126
Justice and Home Affairsp. 141
Common Foreign and Security Policyp. 151
Trade and the Common Commercial Policyp. 161
Environmentp. 170
Conclusionp. 177
Notesp. 181
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 203
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