This new edition of the established standard text on policy-making in the European Union has been extensively updated and rewritten to take into account all the most important recent developments in EU affairs. The new edition is even more comprehensive than its predecessor. It now includes 15 case studies of European Union policy-making in a range of different fields. In addition, there are updated introductory chapters on EU institutions and policy processes, and a new chapter explaining the various theoretical approaches to the making of policy in the EU. Major recent developments examined include the move to a single European currency, the expansion of common activities in justice and home affairs, recent initiatives to strengthen common foreign and security policy, negotiations on eastern enlargement, and efforts to reform the Common Agricultural Policy. Core policy fields covered include budgetary policy, trade, competition, and the Single Market. Case studies of environmental policy, social policy, and north-south relations illustrate the range and diversity of EU policy-making. Two entirely new case studies examine the common fisheries policy and the struggle to develop a common approach to biotechnology. The expert contributors come from six EU member states and from the USA. "The New European Union" series editors are: John Peterson, University of Glasgow and Helen Wallace, University of Sussex. The European Union is both the most successful modern experiment in international cooperation and a daunting analytical challenge to students of politics, economics, history, law and the social sciences. The EU of the twenty-first century will be fundamentally different from its earlier permutations, as monetary union, eastern enlargement, a new defence role, and globalization all create pressures for a more complex, differentiated, and truly new European Union. "The New European Union" series, under the general editorship of John Peterson and Helen Wallace, provides definitive textbooks on the major aspects of EU politics and integration as studied at undergraduate level. Each of the books in the series covers a key area of EU politics, and brings together the expertise of leading scholars in each area, writing in an accessible 'student-friendly' style, for an international readership. Each of the books follows a common format and makes extensive use of figures and tables; boxed features are used to highlight case studies and key issues, and each chapter ends with a guide to further reading and a range of discussion questions. The series offers lively, reader-friendly, research-based textbooks on: EU Policy-Making - the new fourth edition of Helen Wallace and William Wallace's leading text on policy-making in the EU forms the first book in the series: "The EU's Institutions"; "The History of European Integration"; "Theorizing Europe"; "The EU's Member States"; "The EU as a Global Actor"; and "The European Union: How Does it Work?"