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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Government and Politics of the European Union

Edition 8th Edition
ISBN 9781137454089
Publication Date March 2017
Formats Paperback Ebook Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave
Series The European Union Series

A systematically updated and revised new edition of the leading text on the European Union. Combining authoritative coverage with student-friendly design and features, the eighth edition is brought fully up to date with recent developments in the EU, including the ongoing fallout from the eurozone crisis.

NEILL NUGENT is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

1. Setting the Scene: The 'Crises', the Challenges and Their Implications for the Nature and Operation of the EU 
PART 1: THE HISTORICAL EVOLUTION
2. The Post-War Transformation of Western Europe 
3. The Creation of the European Community
4. The Deepening of the Integration Process 
5. The Widening of the Integration Process
PART 2: THE EVOLVING TREATY FRAMEWORK
6. From Rome to Nice
7. The Constitutional and Lisbon Treaties
8. Treaties and the Integration Process
PART 3: THE INSTITUTIONS AND POLITICAL ACTORS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
9. The Commission
10. The Council of the European Union
11. The European Council
12. The European Parliament
13. European Union Law and the EU's Courts
14. Other Institutions
15. Interests
16. The Member States
PART 4: POLICIES AND POLICY PROCESSES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
17. Understanding EU Policies
18. Policy Processes
19. Making and Applying EU Legislation
20. Internal Policies
21. Agricultural Policy and Policy Processes
22. External Policies
23. The Budget
PART 5: STEPPING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD
24. Conceptualising the European Union
25. Theorising European Integration and EU Politics
26. Conclusion: Present Realities and Future Prospects
Chronology
Guide to Further Reading
Bibliography and References.

 

Reviews

Reviews of previous editions: 'Neill Nugent has once again supplied us with a definitive textbook on the institutions and politics of the European Union. However it is much more than this. It is an essential reference book for both the academic and practitioner ... [and] a masterful effort at explaining the inexplicable and at making the opaque transparent.' – Political Studies
'The book is well organized, well researched, and clearly written. It answers almost every factual question that the undergraduate is likely to ask about the existing organizational structure of the Community, and the judgements that the author offers from time to time are invariably sound and sensible.' – Government and Opposition
'Nugent manages throughout to convey the complexity of the EC system without confusing the reader. In short, it is an excellent book with which it is difficult to find fault.' – West European Politics
' ... this is by far the best teaching text on the European Community that I have come across.' – Journal of Common Market Studies
'Thanks to its comprehensive structure, accurate and systematic approach to untangling the complexities of integration processes and structures, and insightful evaluvation of policy outcomes. It remains an invaluable reference for students, scholars and practitioners alike.' – Boyka Stefanova, Perspectives on Poltical Science Journal
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