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The Politics and Economics of the European Union, Second Edition

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The Politics and Economics of the European Union, Second Edition

An Introductory Text

2nd edition

9781840640823 Edward Elgar Publishing
Robert A. Jones, Senior Lecturer in European Studies, School of Business and Finance, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He holds a Jean Monnet professor award from the European Commission and is also an EU-Fulbright scholar
Publication Date: December 2001 ISBN: 978 1 84064 082 3 Extent: 560 pp
This new edition covers each of the current issues concerning the development of the EU – for example, enlargement, EMU, security and defence policy, the Treaty of Nice, the European Charter of Fundamental Rights, Justice and Home Affairs and relations with countries outside Europe.

Jargon-free and accessible, this substantial textbook opens with an introduction to the historical and theoretical perspectives on European integration. The book then examines the EUs institutional machinery and policy processes. The final section provides a wide-ranging review of the main EU policies, seeking to enhance understanding of the main issues and controversies surrounding development of the EU.

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This new edition covers each of the current issues concerning the development of the EU – for example, enlargement, EMU, security and defence policy, the Treaty of Nice, the European Charter of Fundamental Rights, Justice and Home Affairs and relations with countries outside Europe.

Jargon-free and accessible, this substantial textbook opens with an introduction to the historical and theoretical perspectives on European integration. The book then examines the EUs institutional machinery and policy processes. The final section provides a wide-ranging review of the main EU policies, seeking to enhance understanding of the main issues and controversies surrounding development of the EU.

Intended for students undertaking courses in European integration and as a supplementary book for other courses, this textbook is useful for anyone seeking a concise yet authoritative introduction to the institutions and policies of the EU. Robert Jones has drawn on his wide teaching experience to produce a text which students will find both accessible and stimulating.
Critical Acclaim
‘Robert Jones’ teaching experience. . . is reflected in this book which offers undergraduate students a concise yet accessible introduction to the European Union.’
– European Access

Acclaim for the first edition:

‘Jones has provided us with a clear and detailed book that represents an excellent first choice for those wishing to learn about and understand integration.’
– Political Geography

‘Jones manages to get a great deal into his 300 pages. . . The writing style is clear and concise, and complex questions like neofunctionalism and intergovernmentalism are rescued from the tortuous overtheorizing so often found in the field and presented simply as competing explanations. . . for a concise overview of the field, this book can be recommended highly.’
– Journal of European Integration/Revue d'integration Europeenne

‘This is an excellent basic introduction to the politics and economics of the European Union.’
– Dennis Swann, Loughborough University, UK

‘This extensive and concise textbook is certain to become a staple and valuable reference source – particularly given its well organised bibliographical section – for students of European integration and those wishing to gain a detailed insight into the complexities of the present-day EU.’
– Adrian Reilly, Local Government Studies

‘Written in a direct accessible style, the book aims to provide students with an up-to-date introductory text to the European Union.’
– European Access

Acclaim for the second edition:
'This is a superb and comprehensive textbook on the EU, an ideal introduction. It is a huge improvement on the first edition, which was already an outstanding text. Congratulations to Robert Jones and the publisher.'
– Simon Sweeney, York St John College, UK
Contents
Contents: Part I: Perspectives on the European Union’s Development 1. The Origins and Development of the European Union 2. Theoretical Perspectives 3. The Treaty on European Union 4. The Treaties of Amsterdam and Nice Part II: Institutions, Policy Processes and the Budget 5. Institutions and Policy Processes 6. The Budget Part III: The Policies of the European Union 7. The Common Agricultural and Fisheries Policies 8. Regional Policy 9. Social Policy 10. Strategies for Economic Regeneration: From the Single Market to ‘e-Europe’ 11. Economic and Monetary Union 12. Competition, Industrial and Research and Technological Development Policies 13. Trans-European Networks 14. Environmental Policy 15. A ‘People’s Europe’ 16. Justice and Home Affairs Policy 17. The EU in the Global Economy 18. Development Policy 19. The Common Foreign and Security Policy 20. The Enlargement of the EU Bibliography and Internet Sources Index
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