Member States of the European Union combines geographic and thematic coverage to provide a comprehensive and nuanced overview of the building blocks of the European Union - its member states.
The third edition explores the key concepts of statehood and Europeanization, analysing the wide-ranging impact of Europeanization on member state institutions, political parties, social movements, public policy and the European political economy.
New coverage includes state responses to the refugee and climate crises and two new chapters dedicated to Bulgaria and Greece.
A fully-updated chapter on the United Kingdom illustrates the tensions between Europeanization and member statehood, exploring the implications of the UK's vote to leave the EU.
It is the ideal text for all those studying EU Politics with an interest in the member states of the European Union and how they work together.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 504
Weight: 780 g
Dimensions: 240 x 169 x 25 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
The book does a good job of introducing, analysing and describing many of the EUs processes and procedures and how they affect and are affected by its member states. The best part, though, for me was the masterly introductory chapter on EU integration, which was refreshingly clear, detailed and successful in forecasting the possible futures for, as well as describing the present and past of, the EU and its member states. The book ends on an optimistic note, noting
that the UKs less than glorious exit from the EU...appears to have demonstrated even to Eurosceptics that leaving is really not a good idea! * Janet Mather, Manchester Metropolitan University (emerita), IEUSS Review of Books, March 2021 *
The new chapter on Greece is excellent. It engages with the key theoretical debates and covers the latest developments of this very important case. * Dr Eli Gateva, University of Nottingham *
The new chapter on Bulgaria is extremely interesting and well-structured, offering a good account of Europeanisation which provides historical analysis and a rich collection of relevant sources. * Dr Muzaffer Kutlay, King's College London *
The European Union is a union of states and their peoples. Understanding the EU requires an in-depth grasp of the core preferences of the member states. This volume is an essential resource for anyone interested in the EU and the critical role of the member states. * Professor Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Italy *