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1st Edition

Major Nation-States in the European Union

ISBN 9780321106421
Published November 24, 2004 by Routledge
432 Pages

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Book Description

Integrating the study of individual European nation-states within the framework of the European Union, this unique new text is essentially two books in one: a book on the EU and a comparative introduction to European politics. This text provides more value to students by combining two texts in one, but engages student interest and facilitates learning through a variety of useful features. Role-playing exercises encourage participation and test students' critical thinking skills, while an emphasis on the people behind the politics "humanizes" material and provides lively insights into contemporary European politics and society. To ensure student understanding, there is extensive material comparing and contrasting EU states to one another and to the United States, a thorough glossary at the end of the book, and an abundance of examples, tables, charts, and graphs to illustrate and extend the discussions.

Table of Contents

PART I  Chapter 1: The Major Nation-States in the European Union: An Introduction  Chapter 2: The Development of the European Union  Chapter 3: The European Union: Major Institutions  Chapter 4: The European Union and Its Member States: Public Policies  PART II  Chapter 5: France  Chapter 6: France and the European Union  Chapter 7: Germany  Chapter 8: Germany and the European Union  Chapter 9: Italy  Chapter 10: Italy and the European Union  Chapter 11: The United Kingdom  Chapter 12: The United Kingdom and the European Union  Chapter 13: Spain.
Chapter 14: Spain and the European Union  PART III  Chapter 15: A Comparative Overview of the Fifteen Pre-2004 EU Member States  Chapter 16: Eastward Enlargement of the European Union.

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J. Richard Piper is professor of political science and history and director of the honors program at the University of Tampa. He has published articles in Presidential Studies Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, American Political Quarterly, and Parliamentary Affairs.