The European Union: Politics and Policies

7th Edition

Jonathan Olsen, Jonathan Olsen, John McCormick

August 14, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 336 Pages - 40 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138340329 - CAT# K394112

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Thoroughly revised, the seventh edition of this accessible and highly respected text provides a rigorous yet digestible introduction to the European Union. Additionally, it authoritatively explains developments that continue to bring challenges to this powerful institution in times of great political change.

Key features:

  • Clearly covers the history, governing institutions, and policies of the EU;
  • Fully updated with new tables, figures and photographs;
  • In-text features such as Chapter Overviews, Questions to Consider and Further Reading encourage deeper research and debate;
  • Sustained discussion of transformative and historical change in the upheaval of Brexit and its ramifications, and the future relationship of the UK with the EU;
  • Through reflection on destabilising issues such as immigration and the years of refugee crisis in Europe, the continued crisis in the Eurozone, tensions with Poland and Hungary, Euroscepticism, Russia, and the rise of populism;
  • Increased coverage throughout of women or minorities within the EU.

Jonathan Olsen presents the EU as one of the world's economic and political superpowers, which has brought far-reaching changes to the lives of Europeans and has helped its member states to take a newly assertive role on the global stage.

Essential reading for students of European and EU politics, this book offers an up-to-the-minute look at both the opportunities and existential threats facing The European Union.


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