The European Union: A Very Short Introduction
This Very Short Introduction explains the European Union in plain English. Fully updated for 2007 to include controversial and current topics such as the Euro currency, the EU's enlargement, and its role in ongoing world affairs, this accessible guide shows how and why the EU has developed from 1950 to the present. Covering a range of topics from the Union's early history and the ongoing interplay between 'eurosceptics' and federalists, to the single market, agriculture, and the environment, the authors examine the successes and failures of the EU, and explain the choices that lie ahead in the 21st century.
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Review: The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)User Review - Mo - Goodreads
This is the first book I've read in the Very Short Introductions series. I was expecting it to be something like the X For Dummies books, very simplified and basic, but it's actually not dumbed down ... Read full review
Review: The European Union: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)User Review - Lily - Goodreads
Little bit dated in some bits... I read the 2nd edition which was published in 2007. Read full review
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Chapter 1What the EU is for
Chapter 2How the EU was made
Chapter 7An area of freedom security and justice
Chapter 8A great civilian power and more or less?
Chapter 9The EU and the rest of Europe
Chapter 10The EU in the world
Chapter 11Much accomplished but what next?