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Understanding the European Union 2nd ed: A Concise Introduction (The European Union Series) Paperback – 22 Mar 2002

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2nd Revised edition edition (22 Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 033394867X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333948675
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 16 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,048,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'All in all this is a useful resource for the "ignorant", the perplexed and those who are trying to convey the bare fact to others.' -- Sylvia Mingay, European Information, on the first edition

'Clear and concise - easily accessible - exactly what we need.' -- Mirjam Van Bergen, University of Groningen, on the first edition

'McCormick has filled one of the most glaring gaps in the EU studies literature…'. -- John Peterson, Political Studies, on the first edition

About the Author

JOHN MCCORMICK is Associate Professor of Political Science, Indiana University/Purdue University. His previous publications include Environmental Policy in the European Union (Palgrave, 2001).

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This was the first book I had ever read that was entirely on the EU. Out of the other EU books I have subsequently read I can say that this book is by far the best. It is an easy read, that goes into quite a lot of detail so is not too sketchy, but at the same time is not overly complicated. The book does what it says it will do, and has certainly given me an Understanding the European Union. If you want to read on a specific area this book prehaps is not the best, but on the other hand certainly has more detail than other general EU books. A very worthwhile read - thanks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction 13 Oct. 2000
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As an undergraduate political science major, this book was immensely helpful to me. I read it before studying the EU during my junior year abroad. It's clear, uses easy language, and provides the necessary basics for understanding the institution. I highly recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A must read for poli-sci majors 2 Nov. 1999
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This is a bit dry, if this is not your area of interests, but anyone who is curious about what's been going on in Europe should read this. The EU is a like nothing this world has ever seen before. This unique institution willl heavily influence global politics in the next century. It behoovs anyone interested in government to learn the basics of what the EU is all about.
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This book was essential with the class I was taking for Peace & Conflict Studies.
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