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Institutions of the European Union (4th edn)  

Edited by:
Dermot HodsonReader in Political Economy, Birkbeck, University of LondonClose
John PetersonProfessor of International Politics, University of EdinburghClose
Published in Print:19 January 2017 Published Online:September 2017
Publisher:Oxford University Press


The Institutions of the European Union explains the functions, powers, and composition of the European Union institutions. From the Council of Ministers to the European Central Bank, all of the most important organisations are analysed and explained. Updates for the fourth edition include discussions of the impact of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and the financial crisis in the Eurozone on the EU’s institutions, as well as the rise of Euroscepticism. Authoritative yet accessible, it remains the best guide to how this range of different bodies work together to provide political direction, manage policies, and integrate contrasting interests within the European Union. Each chapter includes helpful features such as boxes, websites, and suggested further reading to aid learning.


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