The Institutions of the European Union

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Dermot Hodson, John Peterson
Oxford University Press, 2017 - European Union countries - 465 pages
The Institutions of the European Union is the key text for anyone wishing to understand the functions, powers, and composition of the EU's institutions. From the Council of Ministers to the European Central Bank, all of the most important organizations are analysed and explained by international experts.

Updates for the fourth edition include discussions of the impact of the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty and the financial crisis in the Eurozone on the EU's institutions. Authoritative yet accessible, it remains the best guide to how this range of different bodies work together to provide political direction, manage policies, and integrate contrasting interests within the European Union.


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Six decades of institutional change
PART I Providing Direction
PART II Managing the Union
PART III Integrating Interests

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About the author (2017)

John Peterson, Professor of International Politics, University of Edinburgh, Dermot Hodson, Reader in Political Economy, Birkbeck, University of London

John Peterson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Edinburgh

Dermot Hodson is Reader in Political Economy at Birkbeck, University of London

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