Surveying the European Union's evolution from the Rome Treaty to the present, The Emerging European Union captures the full story of Europe's ongoing integration, its changing identity, and its increasing importance as a global actor in the 21st Century.
This text's concise but comprehensive overview of the history, institutions, and policies of the European Union lays out the major elements of the European integration and explain how the European Union functions. Emphasizing competing intergovernmental and supranational forces, The Emerging European Union explains the origins and future of the European Union as well as its political uniqueness.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Theories of European Integration
Chapter 3. The Rome Treaty and Its Original Agenda: 1957-1975
Chapter 4. The Single European Act and the Maastricht Treaty (1975-1993)
Chapter 5. Efforts to Reach the Next Level (1994-2008)
Chapter 6. Enlargement of the European Union
Chapter 7. Institutional Dynamics in the European Union
Chapter 8. Electoral Politics and Public Opinion
Chapter 9. Economic and Monetary Union
Chapter 10. The EU Budget, Common Agricultural Policy, and Cohesion Policies
Chapter 11. External Economic Relations of the European Union
Chapter 12. Pillar II: Common Foreign and Security Policy
Chapter 13. Justice and Home Affairs
Chapter 14. Conclusion