The European Union: A Citizen's Guide
The essential Pelican introduction to the European Union--its history, its politics, and its role today. For most of us today, "Europe" refers to the European Union. At the center of a seemingly never-ending crisis, the EU remains a black box, closed to public understanding. Is it a state? An empire? Is Europe ruled by Germany or by European bureaucrats? Does a single European economy exist after all these years of economic integration? And should the EU have been awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2012? Critics tell us the EU undermines democracy. Are they right? In this provocative volume, political scientist Chris Bickerton provides an answer to all these key questions and more at a time when understanding what the EU is and what it does is more important than ever before.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - stillatim - LibraryThing
It's rare that a book is both a solid, clear introduction to a complicated topic, and a good intervention in current arguments about that topic. Bickerton manages it here. It's not deep, because it's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - M.J.Meeuwsen - LibraryThing
Excellent description of the European Union. Read full review