Understanding the European Union: A Concise Introduction (Paperback)

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This is book number 14 in the European Union series.

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This is the must-have, leading introduction to the European Union. Offering an ideal primer on the EU's history, institutions, and politics, this concise textbook also covers the various challenges and opportunities faced by the EU, from the democratic deficit and the potential of future enlargement to the spread of nationalism and crises such as Brexit and the impact of the global pandemic. Understanding the European Union is now more crucial than ever, and this text provides a succinct but nuanced account of its development and how it works.

This book will be the ideal guide for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses in political science, global affairs and European Studies. It is also a suitable starting point for anyone seeking to learn more about the EU.

New to this Edition:
- A number of key themes and issues run throughout the book, including past and ongoing crises facing the EU, the EU's place within the broader international system, a focus on the EU's comparative political, social, and economic context, the confederal qualities of the EU, and Brexit.
- Addresses the early impact of the global pandemic on the EU.
- Greater use of maps, figures, tables and boxes where useful to inform the analysis, accompanied by up-to-date further reading.
- Informed throughout by sophisticated yet accessible treatment of theory, including post-functionalism and critical perspectives.
- Cutting-edge coverage of Brexit and negotiations around withdrawal.

About the Author


John McCormick is Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA, and is author of a number of Red Globe Press's bestselling books in politics, including Comparative Government and Politics (with Rod Hague and Martin Harrop), Cases in Comparative Government and Politics, Understanding the European Union and European Union Politics.John McCormick is Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA, and is author of a number of Red Globe Press's bestselling books in politics, including Comparative Government and Politics (with Rod Hague and Martin Harrop), Cases in Comparative Government and Politics Understanding the European Union and European Union Politics.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781352011197
ISBN-10: 1352011190
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: November 14th, 2020
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: European Union
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