Now available in paperback, with updated tables on EU structure and membership of EU institutions, the highly-acclaimed Encyclopedia of the European Union provides a balanced and authoritative reference guide for students, researchers and practitioners alike. It contains more than 700 alphabetical entries including extended articles notably on institutions, member states and key political figures written by a wide range of leading authorities.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 600
Weight: 878 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 32 mm
'...the best reference work...on the EU.' - Dr Phil Wilkin, European Information 'An ideal reference source for researchers, students, officials and lobbyists, this is an invaluable guide on the EU.' - European Information Service 'At last, a REAL encyclopaedia! No fuzzy thematic approach, no pictures, no lengthy editorial heart-searching, no 'How to use this book' preface, no gimmicky boxes, no 'study aids', and no over-hyped blurb. Just a sober, straight-forward, detailed, lucid, comprehensive, factual, indexed, and beautifully laid-out, meaty encyclopaedia...I take my hat off to Desmond Dinan, his Advisory Board, his international team of 101 contributors, and the publishers. This is one of the best reference works I've seen for a long time. It is an exemplary encyclopaedia...It is also excellent on its subject. The European Union is a vast subject and, as the editor admits, refuses 'to stand still'. Despite these handicaps, the encyclopedia provides detailed and authoritative accounts of more than seven hundred concepts, issues, developments, institutions, policies, events, negotiations, treaties, national interests, and personalities'. Library Journal '[An] exemplary encyclopaedia...one of the best works of reference I have seen for a long time'. - Bob Duckett, Library Review '[M]uch more than a simple work of reference...an authoritative, clear, concise and hugely rewarding work of reference.' - Paul Riseborough, Journal of European Affairs