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Understanding the European Union: A Concise Introduction, Fourth Edition (European Union (Paperback Adult))
An immediate success on first publication, Understanding the European Union provides a broad-ranging but concise introduction to the EU, covering all major aspects of European integration. This revised and updated new edition includes fuller coverage of policy and policy making and of theoretical approaches to the study of the EU.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published May 15th 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published May 1st 1999)
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Useful for giving a background into the history and development of the EU as well as what its strengths and limitations are. Unfortunately, the book is outdated at this point being published in 2005. I don't think I have to tell anybody that a lot has happened in the world since then, and people reading this in 2013 under the continuing saga of the global economic crisis will have trouble justifying the author's enthusiasm for the EU. His assertion that Greece, Spain and Portugal have been succe ...more