... a remarkable collection of thought-provoking contributions about the most important themes within the study of European integration. Its analytical breadth and scope make it both a pleasure and a necessity to read for any scholar in EU affairs. For students interested in the process of European integration or the inner workings of the Union, the Oxford Handbook of the European Union ... is a must. (Catherine E. de Vries, Oxford University
can help the educated reader to achieve clarity by providing a very complete overview of what the European Union is and how it works. Of course, such an extremely comprehensive 800-page volume can be daunting as a first read for non-specialists, but the Handbook can be an interesting and informative read for them too. Giulia Pastorella, LSE Review of Books
About the Author
Erik Jones has written on European politics, political economy, and the transatlantic relationship. His most recent book is Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Small States (OUP, 2008). He is Professor of European Studies at the SAIS Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research. Anand Menon has written widely on many aspects of European politics and public policy. His latest book is Europe: The State of the Union (atlantic Books). He is currently working on a project explaining the development of EU security policies. He is Professor of West European Politics at the University of Birmingham. Stephen Weatherill has written books and a large number of articles examining European Union law, ranging across the wide sweep of constitutional, instiutional and substantive law. He is Jacques Delors Professor of European law in the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Somerville College.