The Institutions of the European Union is the key text for anyone wishing to understand the functions, powers, and composition of the EU’s institutions. Written and edited by a team of leading international experts, the text offers a comprehensive analysis and explanation of all the most important organizations and their roles in the governance and management of the EU. The fifth edition has been substantially revised, featuring a range of newly authored chapters and including coverage of the most important developments affecting the institutions of the European Union as they contend with the changing dynamics of European integration. Up-to-date chapters examine current challenges, including the rise of populism and how it is wielded by politicians to target EU institutions, the climate emergency, and the EU’s bold new policy commitments to make the Union climate neutral by 2050, as well as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Authoritative yet accessible, The Institutions of the European Union is the best guide to how institutions work together to provide political direction, manage the European Union, govern policies, and integrate contrasting interests within the EU.
Keywords:EU institutions, EU integration, COVID-19 pandemic, rise of populism, climate emergency, financial crisis, European Union, Brexit, EU institutional politics
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- Front Matter
- 1. Why EU institutions matter: five dimensions of EU institutional politics Dermot Hodson, Uwe Puetter, and Sabine Saurugger
- 2. The history of EU institutions: seven decades of institutional change Renaud Dehousse and Paul Magnette
- Part I Providing Political Direction
- Part II Managing the Union
- Part III Governing EU Policies
- Part IV Managing Interests
- End Matter