This new edition of Neill Nugent's widely-used and much-praised book on the European Union has been systematically revised to provide full coverage of the new pan-European character of the EU after the 2004 enlargement. It includes a new chapter on the attempt to develop a European constitution and has been updated throughout to cover other recent developments.
Table of Contents
PART 1: THE HISTORICAL EVOLUTION The Transformation of Western Europe The Creation of the European Community The Evolution of the European Community and Union From Western to Pan-European Integration PART 2: THE EVOLVING TREATY FRAMEWORK From Rome to Amsterdam The Treaty of Nice The Constitutional Treaty Treaties and the Integration Process PART 3: THE INSTITUTIONS AND POLITICAL ACTORS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION The Commission The Council of Ministers The European Council The European Parliament European Union Law and the Courts Other Institutions and Actors PART 4: POLICIES AND POLICY PROCESSES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Policies Policy Processes The Budget Agricultural Policy and Policy Processes External Relations National Influences and Controls on European Union Processes PART 5: STEPPING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD Conceptualising and Theorising Conclusion: Present Realities and Future Prospects Chronology Guide to Further Reading Bibliography Index
NEILL NUGENT is Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.