Subject Focus

European Politics

Facilitating a rounded and complete study of European politics, the European Politics collection offers you access to a wide range of perspectives on different aspects of the subject, from 'How does the EU work?' to integration theory, and from the starting points of the key institutions to the most recent political developments, including the diverse political issues and developments facing Europe, such as migration, climate change, the Covid-19 recovery, and the ongoing impacts of Brexit.

The European Politics collection is available for students and institutions to buy for £29.99 for 6 months access, or £44.99 for 12 months access.

Chapter collection

Ch 15. Migration: The Dilemmas of External Relations

from International Relations and the European Union (4th edn) by Christopher Hill, Michael Smith, and Sophie Vanhoonacker-Kormoss

"Migration has become a major issue of international politics in the 21st century. The European Union, as a zone of wealth and liberal democracy geographically close to the poor and often war-torn states of north Africa and the Middle East, has been a magnet for many thousands of people desperate to find a better life outside their own countries."

Ch 12. The European Parliament

from European Union Politics (7th edn) edited by Michelle Cini and Nieves Pérez-Solórzano Borragán

"This chapter focuses upon the European Parliament (EP), an institution that has seen its power dramatically increase in recent times. The EP has been transformed from being a relatively powerless institution into one that is able to have a genuine say in the legislative process and hold the European Union’s executive bodies... to account in a range of policy areas."

Ch 24. Environmental Policy

from European Union Politics (7th edn) edited by Michelle Cini and Nieves Pérez-Solórzano Borragán

“Despite its very strong economic roots, the European Union has nonetheless become an international leader in environmental protection and sustainable development policy. Environmental concerns have consequently shifted from being a marginal aspect of the European integration process to one that routinely grabs news headlines and, unlike many other EU policy areas, generates relatively strong political support from EU citizens."

Ch 5. Policy-Making in the EU

from The European Union: How does it work? (6th edn) edited by: Daniel Kenealy, Amelia Hadfield, Richard Corbett, and John Peterson

“EU policies have a direct effect on citizens’ daily lives, and it is important to understand how they are made and who is involved in the process. Most EU legislation is now adopted according to the OLP, under which both the Council and the EP have equal powers."

Ch 1. Theories of European Integration

from Politics in the European Union (5th edn) by Simon Bulmer, Owen Parker, Ian Bache, Stephen George, and Charlotte Burns

“This chapter examines a number of theories of European integration. It first considers the intellectual predecessors of the first attempts to theorize European integration, focusing in particular on the functionalism of David Mitrany, the federalism of Altiero Spinelli, and the ‘federal-functionalism’ of Jean Monnet."