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(p. xxvii) How to use this book 

(p. xxvii) How to use this book

Daniel Kenealy

, John Peterson

, and Richard Corbett

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This book is enriched with a number of learning tools to help you reinforce your knowledge, further your understanding, and develop your ability to think critically.

Chapter summaries

Identify the scope of the material to be covered and what themes and issues you can expect to learn about in each chapter.

‘How it really works’ boxes

Further your knowledge of how the EU works in practice as these boxes connect theory with clear explanations of the reality. Additional boxes and tables provide you with extra information and examples to widen your understanding further.

‘Compared to what?’ boxes

Contextualize your understanding of the subject and challenge yourself to think laterally by comparing the EU with other political systems.

Key concepts and terms boxes

Reinforce your learning with helpful explorations of key terms and concepts.

(p. xxviii) Discussion questions

Review your knowledge and develop your analytical and reflective skills with end-of-chapter discussion questions.

Further reading

Broaden your learning with guided further reading, where the authors highlight additional resources you may wish to read, and explain why these texts are helpful.

Web links

Take your learning further with relevant web links to reliable online content.

Glossary terms

Look up and revise key terms, which appear in colour throughout the text and are defined in a glossary at the end of the book.


Revise key dates and developments in the history of European integration. This is provided in an appendix for easy reference.

(p. xxix) Online resources

This textbook is accompanied by online resources, which include questions and revision tools for students and additional teaching resources for registered lecturers.

For students:

  • - Test your understanding and receive instant feedback with a range of multiple-choice questions

  • - Revise key terms and test your knowledge of terminology from the book with our digital flashcard glossary

For registered adopters of the textbook:

  • - Guide class debate with suggested seminar questions and activities

  • - Adapt PowerPoint(R) slides as a basis for lecture presentations, or use as handouts in class

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