||The new European Union series
New European Union series. ^A712632
||Part I. Background -- 1. Introduction / Daniel Kenealy, John Peterson & Richard Corbett -- 2. How did we get here? / Desmond Dinan -- Part II. Major actors -- 3. The EU's institutions / Richard Corbett, John Peterson & Daniel Kenealy -- 4: Member states / Brigid Laffan -- Part III. Policies and policy-making -- 5. Key policies / John Peterson with Alberta Sbragia and Francesco Stolfi -- 6. How policies are made / Daniel Kenealy with Fiona Hayes-Renshaw -- 7. Democracy in the European Union / Richard Corbett -- Part IV. The EU and the wider world -- 8. EU Enlargement and wider Europe / Ulrich Sedelmeier with Graham Avery -- 9. The EU as a global actor / John Peterson and Niklas Helwig -- 10. Brexit and the future of two unions / Daniel Kenealy, John Peterson, and Richard Corbett -- 11. Conclusion / John Peterson, Daniel Kenealy and Richard Corbett.
||"As the most concise, accessible guide to the EU, The European Union: How does it work? is an ideal introduction for those coming to the subject for the first time. A leading team of expert scholars cut through the complexity to clearly explain how the EU works in theory and practice, helping you to gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. A perfect introduction to the EU for those with little or no prior knowledge of the subject: concise and readable, with coverage of the key actors, policies, and developments in the EU. The book has been updated throughout to reflect recent developments in the European Union, with a dedicated chapter on Brexit which considers its impact on the wider EU. With an expert line-up combines leading scholars and practitioners with first-hand experience of the EU's institutions, to provide a unique and engaging perspective on how the EU works both in theory and practice. Helpful learning features include innovative tools designed to expand and reinforce students' knowledge and understanding, and encourage critical and lateral thinking. This text is accompanied by additional online resources designed to take students' learning further. New to this edition: A dedicated chapter on Brexit makes this the only introductory textbook to date to fully engage with this unprecedented development in the EU. Increased coverage of democracy and legitimacy highlights this key area of debate and contestation." -- Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|