European Union: The Basics
Routledge – 2009 – 192 pages
Series: The Basics
Fully updated to include the new Treaty of Lisbon, this is the best short and accessible introduction to the politics of the European Union, written by one of the world's most well-known authorities in the area. Ideal starting reading for students and the general reader, it explains in clear jargon-free language:
The new edition builds on the strengths of the previous edition and now includes extra material on:
Key features to help learning and understanding are:
1. Introduction 2. The Evolution of European Integration 3. Institutions and Decision-making in the European Union 4. Key Policies of the European Union 5. Current Controversies in European Integration 6. Which Future for the European Union? Glossary Appendix I: Internet Sources of Information Appendix II: List of Member States, with Voting Weights and Number of MEPs
Alex Warleigh-Lack is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Brunel University. He is Chair of UACES, the University Association for Contemporary European Studies, between 2006 and 2009, and has given policy advice to politicians, governments and research funders across Europe. This is his ninth book.