European Union Politics (7th edition)
European Union Politics (7th edition)

European Union Politics (7th edition)

Michelle Cini; Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan
  • Its broad coverage of the history, theories, institutions, policies, and current debates of the EU makes this text suitable for students taking a wide range of modules
  • Cases and examples throughout demonstrate the relevance of EU theories, institutions, and policies, and help students to understand the workings of the EU in practice
  • A clear writing style and helpful learning features make this student-friendly introduction perfect for those coming to the subject for the first time
  • Contributions from leading scholars in EU politics offer the reader an authoritative guide to highly debated topics, including Brexit, the migration and refugee crisis, and the EU response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The book's focus on issues and debates helps students to develop a critical approach to their study of the EU

New to this Edition:

  • A new Chapter 28 explores the EU response to the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the EU's efforts to fight and mitigate the pandemic using the public health, internal market, and fiscal governance dimensions of its powers
  • The European migration and refugee crisis is covered in a new Chapter 26, which examines why and how migration and asylum became political issues at the forefront of political debate
  • A revised Chapter 13 on the CJEU explores the history of the court as an institution of the EU, how it has developed its role, and how students can understand the 'politics' of the judicial arm of the EU's institutional framework
  • The book has been thoroughly updated throughout to reflect the diverse political issues and developments currently facing the EU, including the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the COVID-19 recovery, and climate change

European Union Politics is the most complete and issues-led introductory textbook on the European Union. Written by an expert team of contributors, it fully equips students to understand the European Union and the topical debates that surround it.
Alongside rigorous coverage of the theory, institutions, and policies of the EU, the book engages with contemporary debates, and current crises. The seventh edition has been substantially updated, with significantly revised chapters on Brexit and the CJEU, as well as two new chapters covering the EU response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the European migration and refugee crisis.
The text's accessible writing style makes it the ideal starting point for anyone wishing to fully understand the workings of this complex and ever-evolving system. Throughout the book, students are supported by helpful learning features, including key points, questions, and examples.
Online Resources
In addition to supportive learning features within the book, the text is accompanied by online resources designed to help students to take their learning further.

For students:
- Test your knowledge of the chapter material and receive instant feedback with multiple choice questions
- Revise key terms and concepts with a flashcard glossary
- Prepare for assessments with help from the revision guide
- Expand your knowledge of the EU's member states with an interactive timeline of the EU
- Conduct further research with relevant web links to additional reliable content
For registered adopters of the text:
- Reinforce key themes from each chapter with suggested seminar and essay questions
- Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations or as hand-outs in class


1:Introduction, Michelle Cini and Nieves Pérez-Solórzano Borragán

Part 1: The Historical Context
2:The European Union: Establishment and Development, David Phinnemore
3:Carrying the EU Forward: the Era of Lisbon, Clive Church and David Phinnemore

Part 2: Theories and Conceptual Approaches
4:Neo-functionalism, Carsten Strøby Jensen
5:Intergovernmentalism, Michelle Cini
6:Theorizing the European Union after Integration Theory, Ben Rosamond
7:Governance in the European Union, Thomas Christiansen
8:Europeanization, Tanja A. Börzel and Diana Panke
9:Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union, Stijn Smismans

Part 3: Institutions and Actors
10:The European Commission, Morten Egeberg
11:The European Council and the Council of the European Union, Jeffrey Lewis
12:The European Parliament, Charlotte Burns
13:The Court of Justice of the European Union, Paul James Cardwell
14:Interest Groups and the European Union, Rainer Eising and Julia Sollik
15:Citizens and Public Opinion in the European Union, Simona Guerra and Hans-Joerg Trenz

Part 4: Policies and Policy-Making
16:Policy-making in the European Union, Edward Best
17:Trade and Development Policies, Michael Smith
18:Enlargement, Ana E. Juncos and Nieves Pérez-Solórzano Borragán
19:The European Union's Foreign, Security, and Defence Policies, Ana E. Juncos and Anna Maria Friis
20:The Single Market, Michelle Egan
21:The Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice, Emek M. Uçarer
22:Economic and Monetary Union, Amy Verdun
23:The Common Agricultural Policy, Ève Fouilleux and Viviane Gravey
24:Environmental Policy, Viviane Gravey, Andrew Jordan, and David Benson

Part 5: Issues and Debates
25:The Euro Crisis and European Integration, Dermot Hodson and Uwe Puetter
26:The European Migration and Refugee Crisis, Andrew Geddes
27:Brexit, Nieves Pérez-Solórzano Borragán and Michelle Cini
28:COVID-19 and the European Union, Eleanor Brooks, Sarah Rozenblum, Scott L. Greer, Anniek de Ruijter
29:The Future of the EU, Brigid Laffan


Michelle Cini, Professor of European Politics and Head of the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol
Nieves Pérez-Solórzano Borragán, Senior Lecturer in European Politics, University of Bristol
David Benson, University of Exeter, UK
Edward Best, EIPA Maastricht, Netherlands
Tanja A. Börzel, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Eleanor Brooks, University of Edinburgh, UK
Charlotte Burns, University of Sheffield, UK
Paul James Cardwell, University of Strathclyde, UK
Thomas Christiansen, Luiss University Guido Carli, Rome, Italy
Clive H. Church, University of Kent, UK
Michelle Egan, American University, Washington DC, USA
Morten Egeberg, University of Oslo, Norway
Rainer Eising, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
Ève Fouilleux, University of Montpellier, France
Anna Maria Friis, University of Bristol, UK
Andrew Geddes, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Viviane Gravey, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Scott L. Greer, University of Michigan, USA
Simona Guerra, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Dermot Hodson, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Andrew Jordan, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Ana E. Juncos, University of Bristol, UK
Brigid Laffan, European University Institute, Italy
Jeffrey Lewis, Cleveland State University, USA
Diana Panke, Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
David Phinnemore, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Uwe Puetter, Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany
Ben Rosamond, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Sarah Rozenblum, University of Michigan, USA
Anniek de Ruijter, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stijn Smismans, Cardiff University, UK
Julia Sollik, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Michael Smith, University of Warwick, UK
Carsten Strøby Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Hans-Joerg Trenz, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy
Emek M. Uçarer, Bucknell University, USA
Amy Verdun, University of Victoria, Canada

"I cannot think of a better introduction to the main topics in European Union Politics. The book covers all relevant parts of the EU including the history, theory, institutions, and main policies." - Dr Roman Senninger, Aarhus University

"The most comprehensive textbook on the EU currently on the market." - Dr Jane O'Mahony, University of Kent

"This is the best book for teaching the EU, and the students love it too." - Dr Özlem Atikcan, University of Warwick


ISBN : 9780198862239

Michelle Cini; Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan
592 ページ
189 x 246 mm





European Union Politics (7th edition)

European Union Politics (7th edition)

European Union Politics (7th edition)