The European Union Since 1945 - Seminar Studies (Hardback)Alasdair Blair (author)
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The European Union faces a crossroads in the twenty-first century. While there is evidence of declining enthusiasm for European integration, the EU plays an increasingly vital role in tackling problems that can no longer be dealt with at member state level. In recent years, the EU has developed a stronger foreign, security and defence policy, and has had to face up to the challenges of tackling organised crime, human trafficking and drug smuggling.
In this fully updated new edition, Alasdair Blair examines the economic, political, social and personal factors that have shaped the process of European integration from the end of the Second World War until the Lisbon Treaty in 2009. Written in a clear and jargon-free style, the book explores:
The context of European integration and expansionThe relations between the European Union and its member statesThe institutional evolution of the European UnionMethods of decision-makingKey policies of the European UnionThe future direction of the European Union
Comprehensive and accessible, this book is an essential guide to understanding the relevance of the European Union in the twenty-first century.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"The European Union Since 1945 should be read by undergraduates in introductory EU courses, policy practitioners who are interested in how the European project developed over time, and by the intelligent general reader. This is an excellent example of how an accessible textbook with crucial supporting documents should be written, documented and presented."
Neil Winn, European Foreign Affairs Review
"...The most concise and accurate description of the development of European institutions and their policies."
Michael J. Steffens, Political Studies Review
"The author is balanced in his presentation of the controversies surrounding the organisation and its future."
Dr James Munson, Contemporary Review