1st Edition

Companion to the European Union

By Alasdair Blair Copyright 2006
    392 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    410 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This accessible, user-friendly guide provides students with all the key information and analysis on the European Union and its policies.

    It covers the main areas, such as the single market and budgeting, and also explores recent developments involving the introduction of the Economic and Monetary Union and the Treaty of Nice.

    With the accession of ten new member States, the EU is experiencing dramatic changes and this is a comprehensive and thematic guide to all the recent developments. Companion to the European Union is an essential purchase for all students getting to grips with the complexities of the EU and is also an excellent resource for lecturers and professionals.

    1. Introduction  2. Chronology  3. Political System  4. Policies  5. Member States  6. Summits  7. Biographies  8. Glossary  9. Further Reading  10. Maps and Diagrams  11. Documents.  Appendix: Revised Treaty.  Useful Addresses

    Biography

    Alasdair Blair is Jean Monnet Professor of International Relations at Coventry University. His research interests are focused on British foreign policy and European integration. Recent publications include The European Union since 1945 (2005), Saving the Pound? Britain’s Road to Monetary Union (2002), and co-authored with Anthony Forster, The Making of Britain’s European Foreign Policy (2002).