The European Union Explained, Third Edition: Institutions, Actors, Global Impact
This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for anyone who needs a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This updated edition includes a new chapter on the sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone. Andreas Staab offers basic terms and interpretive frameworks for understanding the evolution of the EU; the overall structure, purpose, and mandate of its main constituent divisions; and key policy areas, such as market unification and environmental policy.
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About the Author
Andreas Staab is the founder and director of EPIC--the European Policy Information Centre, a UK-based consultancy on the European Union. He teaches in the London programs of three North American universities and is author of National Identity in Eastern Germany.
"This book covers all the essential topics related to the EU.... Recommended. General readers, all undergraduate students.July 2009"--Choice
"The European Union Explained offers a fine introduction to the European Union and will appeal to a range of collections, from political science and business holdings to college-level collections strong in the media."--Midwest Book Review
"The value of [this] third edition is its recounting and integration of recent events, placing news in a context that is often absent on the Internet. An excellent resource for college students at all levels and a must for European studies scholars and researchers.... Highly recommended."--Choice
"The European Union Explained offers a fine introduction to the European Union and will appeal to a range of collections, from political science and business holdings to college-level collections strong in the media. October 2011"--Midwest Book Review
"Covers all the essential topics related to the EU."--Choice
"Readers in America and Europe alike will benefit from the very considerable expertise revealed in these pages."--Hugh Dykes "House of Lords Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on the European Union "