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European Union [Paperback]

John McCormick

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Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction PART I: HISTORY 1 What Is the European Union? Chapter Overview The Role of the State How Did the EU Evolve? What Has the EU Become? Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes 2 Origins: The Road from Paris Chapter Overview The Taming of Europe Economic Reconstruction and the Marshall Plan Security and the Cold War Opening Moves: Coal and Steel (1950--53) Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes 3 Emergence: To the Single Market and Beyond Chapter Overview From Paris to Rome (1955--58) Integration Takes Root (1958--68) The Role of the United States Enlargement: Looking North and South (1960--86) Toward Economic and Monetary Union (1969--93) Completing the Single Market (1983--93) Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes 4 Consolidation and Crisis: Maastricht, Lisbon, and the Eurozone Chapter Overview From Community to Union (1970--93) The Euro Arrives (1995--2002) Changes to the Treaties: Amsterdam and Nice (1997--2001) Shock Waves from Iraq (2003--05) More Enlargement: Looking East (1994--2013) From Lisbon to the Eurozone Crisis (2001--) Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes PART II: INSTITUTIONS 5 The European Commission Chapter Overview Evolution Structure How the Commission Works Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes 6 The Council of the European Union Chapter Overview Evolution Structure How the Council Works Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes 7 The European Parliament Chapter Overview Evolution Structure How Parliament Works Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes 8 The European Court of Justice Chapter Overview Evolution Structure Sources of European Union Law How the Court Works Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes 9 The European Council and Other Institutions Chapter Overview Evolution Structure How the Council Works Specialized Agencies Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes 10 Representing Public Opinion Chapter Overview An Emerging European Identity Referendums European Elections Political Groups Interest Groups Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes PART III: POLICIES 11 Public Policy in the EU Chapter Overview The Policy Cycle Features of the Policy Process The Budget Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes 12 Economic and Monetary Policy Chapter Overview The Single Market and Europe 2020 Justice and Home Affairs The Euro Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes 13 Cohesion and Other Internal Policies Chapter Overview Building a Level Playing Field Social Policy Education and Languages Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes 14 Agricultural and Environmental Policy Chapter Overview Agricultural Policy Environmental Policy Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes 15 External Relations Chapter Overview Toward a Common Foreign Policy Toward a Common Security Policy Trade Policy Developments in the Neighborhood: Eastern Europe and Russia Relations with a Rising Power: EU--China Relations Development Cooperation Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes 16 The EU and the United States Chapter Overview The Changing International System The Transatlantic Relationship A Litany of Disputes Explaining the Differences Questions to Consider Further Reading Notes Conclusions Notes Glossary Appendix 1 Chronology of European Integration Appendix 2 Sources of Information Index

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