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20th Anniversary

Contents Introduction The Policy Portfolio Understanding the Policy Portfolio The Principal Policy Institutions Other Important Policy Actors Key Features of Policy Processes The Policy Cycle Policy-Making Modes The Internal Market Building a Socio-Economic Union: Agriculture, Cohesion, Environment, and Growth Policies Economic and Monetary Union The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice Trade Policy Foreign and External Security Policy The Budget Challenges and Prospects



‘A superb book, highly recommended. It offers a pathfinding – and highly successful – attempt to make sense of the differentiation of European integration.’ - Mark Pollack, Temple University, USA Leading scholars provide a new synthesis of integration theory and an original way of thinking about the European Union.



ISBN: 9781137006141 £25.99 | August 2012

ISBN: 9781403915146 £27.99 | March 2013

ISBN: 9780230246447 £27.99 | October 2012

General and Introductory Texts

CO This major new text provides a MI concise but systematic introduction NG to the main policy areas in which the EU SO is active and the way in which EU policy is ON made. It explains how and why the EU’s policy portfolio has developed as it has and the distinctive characteristics of each broad policy area.

Prominent scholars debate 14 key controversies in relation to the nature, current state and future of European integration. These specially commissioned contributions represent the whole spectrum of thinking about the EU and examine the most fundamental contemporary issues.


ISBN: 9780230249820 £29.99| 2011

ISBN: 9780230298835 £24.99 | 2011


‘Hix’s admirably lucid exposition melds stateof-the-art theory and rich empirical detail into what is likely to become the leading text on how the European Union’s everyday political process actually works.’ - Andrew Moravcsik, Princeton University, USA A ground-breaking analysis of the EU as a political system, employing the methods of comparative political science.

‘This book stands out as one that really tackles the complexity of the economic, political and legal systems of the EU succinctly.’ - Giedrius Surplys, Journal of European Affairs McCormick covers the history and institutions of the EU; the principles of European integration; the impact of the EU on its member states and citizens; and the evolution and effect of EU policies.

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‘An essential reference book for both the academic and practitioner... [and] a masterful effort at explaining the inexplicable and at making the opaque transparent.’ - Political Studies A systematically updated and entirely redesigned seventh edition providing coverage of the main institutions, policies and policy processes of the EU - all set in historical context.

ISBN: 9780230272613 £26.99 | 2010


ISBN: 9780230241183 £27.99 | 2010

General and Introductory Texts


‘A tour-de-force grounded in the politics of the EU’s big players.’  - Times Education Supplement Ever Closer Union clearly and engagingly introduces the complexities of European integration. It is ideal for students of Politics, European Studies, Business and a range of other social science degrees.




Holland & Doidge provide systematic coverage of the European Union’s policies in relation to the developing world in the 21st Century. The book includes substantial coverage of governance issues and the relationship between development initiatives and European integration.




‘Every decade or so a book comes along that defines research in the comparative political economy of the advanced industrial states… the next decade belongs to Hay and Wincott.’ - Mark Blyth, Brown University, USA In this original new work the authors put forward an alternative analysis of European welfare capitalism, reassessing welfare provision across the whole of Europe – East, West and Central – and at the national and EU level.



ISBN: 9780230577077 £26.99 | 2011

ISBN: 9781403902245 £25.99 | July 2012

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A comprehensive analysis and assessment of the impact of the EU on Britain and of Britain’s contribution to the evolution of the EU. The book examines the key dimensions of this relationship, including policy and institutional developments, the effects on government and party politics, and the rise of Euroscepticism.

ISBN: 9780230019904 £27.99| February 2012


ISBN: 9780230291959 £27.99 | November 2012

NEW Specialist Texts


‘Lively and vivid, a wonderfully accessible introduction to the principles, history, politics, policies, and effects of European integration.’ – Jonathon W. Moses, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway This popular text provides an engaging introduction to all aspects of politics and policy in the EU. The author’s student-friendly style gives readers a sense of the colour of EU politics and its impact on people’s lives.

Celebrating 20 years of The European Union Series Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, The European Union Series has long provided an authoritative library on the EU for generations of those learning about the dynamics and impact of European integration. This hugely popular range of books by leading scholars includes the most up-to-date research and debate. Ranging from introductory texts to definitive assessments of key institutions, policies, actors and issues, this series is renowned for its clear presentation; making it an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and interested general readers.

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The European Union Series 20th Anniversary