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The European Union Handbook 2nd ed (eBook)

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ISBN13: 9781135958091
ISBN: 1579582230
Published: February 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: eBook (ePub)
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Praise for the first edition: ""The book is to be highly recommended as an extremely readable source on the historical perspective and current challenges facing the European Union...one of the European books of the year."" This new edition is a complete update and revision of the original and covers the Amsterdam Treaty and other major European developments since 1996. It includes 28 essays under six main headings: History and Context; Politics; Economics and Policies; Law and Society; International Relations; and the Future. Each essay is written by a specialist contributor who has provided a complementary further reading list with annotations. Each volume in the Regional Handbooks of Economic Development series examines key issues affecting the economic growth of the region. The series is designed to help the general reader understand a variety of complex factors -- social, political and economic -- that will bear on a region's economic growth. The Handbooks begin with two to three chapters that situate a region's economic conditions and initiatives within an historical and political context.;There follow some 20 chapter-length essays, each prepared by a recognised expert in the field, analysing such factors as population, natural resources, foreign trade, banking and financial structure, as well as the role of multinational corporations, the labour situation and distribution of wealth within the region. Each volume closes with a series of appendices that include a detailed chronology of events in the region; a glossary of terms; biographical entries on key personalities; an annotated bibliography of further reading; and an index.

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Part 1 History and context: from a Europe of states to a state of Europe? - an historical overview of the uniting of Western Europe, Derek W. Urwin, European Union structures and institutions and their powers, Trevor C Salmon.
Part 2 Politics: the politics of European integration after Maastricht, Francois Nectoux; the common foreign and security policy of the European Union, David Allen, British policy towards Europe - from Commonwealth and US ties to awkward partnership within the European Union, Philip Lynch; new and aspiring members of the European Union, David Phinnemore; the European Union and the United States, Michael Smith.
Part 3 Economics: theories of international and regional economic integration in a global economy, Andrew Scott; the European Union budget, Brian Ardy; the European Union common agricultural policy, Alan Swinbank; economic and monetary union, Peter Macmillan and Alison M.S. Watson; the single European Market, Keith Hartley; the European Union competition policy, Jeffrey Harrop; European Union industrial policy, John Peterson; the European Union structural funds, Iain Begg; the European Union and the international economy, Nigel Grimwade.
Part 4 Law and society: the legal system of the European Union, Meropi Voyatzi; enforcing European Community law in the member states, Tamara K. Hervey; the European Union social policy debate, Caitriona Carter; European Union citizenship, immigration, and asylum, Marco Martiniello; cultural issues debate, and programmes, Terry Sandell.
Part 5 Future: the European Union of the future - federal or intergovernmental, John Pinder. Appendices: personalities; member state representation in the institutions of the European Union.