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The European Union: How does it work? (5th edn)  

Edited by:
Daniel KenealyLecturer in Public Policy, University of EdinburghClose
John PetersonProfessor of International Politics, University of EdinburghClose
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Richard CorbettMember of the European Parliament, former advisor on institutional issues to the President of the European CouncilClose
Published in Print:10 September 2018 Published Online:September 2018
Publisher:Oxford University Press


The European Union: How Does It Work? is a perfect first introduction to the European Union, providing concise, accessible coverage of all the main actors, policies, and developments in the EU. An expert team of leading scholars and practitioners cuts through the complexity to explain clearly how the EU works in theory and practice. The book equips readers with the knowledge and skills required to master the subject. Throughout the text engaging and innovative features such as ‘How it really works’ and ‘Compared to what?’ boxes support the analysis, helping readers to think broadly and critically about the reality of EU politics and policy-making. This edition reflects the ongoing changes in the European Union in the aftermath of the Eurozone crisis, and also the changing global context in which the EU operates. In addition, it features a discussion of the topical debate about the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU.


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