European Union 7e : Economics and Policies
The European Union gained an excellent reputation since it first published and has established itself as a best-selling textbook in the field, offering a uniquely comprehensive guide to the economics and policies of the European Union. Retaining its original flavour, with historical development enshrined in its approach, this book reflects the dynamic and evolving nature of the EU and examines recent major changes.
The book is written in such a way that the pure theory and measurement techniques are confined to separate chapters. The editor has taken great pains to ensure that the book reads as a complete whole, not as a collection of independent articles and the reader has a unique product which offers a truly single book, yet is authored by several acknowledged authorities in the various fields tackled.
Each chapter is written by an expert in te field and the book is uniquely edited into a cohesive text.
Presents the reader with a comprehensive introduction and background to the economics and policies of the EU.
Covers the theory, measurement and analysis of economic integration.
Assesses the benefits and problems of internal integration.
Covers all major EU Policies, including those on agriculture, competition, the EMS, the Euro, energy, the environment, industry, regionalism, social concerns, taxation, trade and transport.
Provides an analysis of future developments and expected further enlargement of the EU.
Every chapter includes a section which directs the reader to the most relevant research publications in the field and these are fully set out in the References at the end of the book.
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1 General introduction: the EU within the global context of regional integration Ali El-Agraa
PART ONE: EU HISTORY, INSTITUTIONS, LEGAL DIMENSION AND BASIC STATISTICS
2 A history of European integration and evolution of the EU Ali El-Agraa
3 EU institutions
4 The legal dimension in EU integration
5 The basic statistics
PART TWO: THE THEORY AND MEASUREMENT OF ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
6 The theory of economic integration
7 Measuring the impact of economic integration
PART THREE: EU MONETARY INEGRATION
8 The theory of monetary integration
David Mayes and Ali El-Agraa
9 The development of EU economic and monetary integration David Mayes and Ali El-Agraa
10 The operation of EMU
PART FOUR:THE SINGLE EUOPEAN MARKET
11 The economics of the Single Market
Iain Begg and Ali El-Agraa
12 Competition policy
13 Industrial policy
Victoria Curzon Price
14 Tax harmonization
Brian Ardy and Ali El-Agraa
15 Transport policy
16 Energy policy
Stephen Martin and Ali El-Agraa
17 Environmental policy
18 Factor mobility
David Mayes and Juha Kilponen
PART FIVE: THE EU BUDGET AND STRUCTURAL POLICIES
19 The General Budget
Brian Ardy and Ali El-Agraa
20 The Common Agricultural Policy
Ulrich Koester and Ali El-Agraa
21 The Common Fisheries Policy
Ella Ritchie and Ali El-Agraa
22 Regional policy
23 Social policies
Doreen Collins and Robert Salais
PART SIX: EU EXTERNAL RELATIONS
24 External trade policy
Marius Brülhart and Alan Matthews
25 The EU and the developing
27 Has the EU been successful?
28 The future of the EU