The European Union: How does it work?
Publication Date 28 May 2015
OverviewThe European Union: How does it work? is the perfect introduction to the EU's structure and operations for those coming to the subject for the first time. An expert team of scholars and practitioners cut through the complexity to explain how the EU works in practice, and equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to master the subject. The fourth edition of this successful textbook reflects the ongoing changes in the EU in the aftermath of the Eurozone crises, and the global context in which the EU exists. It also features expanded coverage of theories of European integration and policy making, and considers the hugely topical debate about the UK's future in the EU. Students' understanding of the main actors, policies, and developments in the EU is aided by the inclusion of helpful learning features throughout the text. 'How it really works' boxes challenge students to contrast the theory with how the EU actuallly works in practice, while 'Compared to what?' features encourage them to think broadly and critically about the reality of politics in the EU. The European Union: How does it work? 4e is also supported by an Online Resouce Centre, designed to make teaching and learning more effective for both students and instructors. The Online Resource Centre includes the following features: For students: - Test your understanding and receive instant feedback with our 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