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The European Union

The European Union
Economics and Policies

8th Edition

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Ali El-Agraa, Damian Chalmers, Luke Haasbeek, Brian Ardy, David Mayes, Juha Kilponen, Nigel Grimwade, Wolf Sauter, Jurian Langer, Kenneth Button, Stephen Martin, Alan Marin, Ulrich Koester, Harvey Armstrong, Marius Brülhart, Alan Matthews
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  • Date Published: August 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521874434

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  • The European Union has established itself as a leading text that provides readers from all disciplines with a sound understanding of the economics and policies of the EU. Its wealth of information, detail and analysis has ensured that previous editions have been read by students, researchers and professional policy makers alike. This new edition: • Covers all recent developments affecting the EU such as enlargement, the ratification of the Nice Treaty and the Convention for the Future of Europe • Has been thoroughly updated and includes new contributors for the chapters on social policy, the single market, EU competition policy, and the legal dimension of the EU • Is written in a clear and engaging style by a team of internationally renowned academics.

    • Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage
    • Combination of theory and policy
    • Each chapter written by a specialist in non-technical language
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    'El-Agraa's (2007) textbook is designed for readers from all disciplines studying the EU, its economics and policies and the effects of economic integration. It offers an overview of economic policies and principles (including chapters on theories of economic and on monetary integration) and touches on various policy-making areas. It is among the most useful textbooks for those mainly interested in the economics of the EU.' Journal of Common Market Studies

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    Product details

    • Edition: 8th Edition
    • Date Published: August 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521874434
    • length: 630 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 197 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.49kg
    • contains: 69 b/w illus. 4 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    List of contributors
    A guide for users
    List of abbreviations
    1. General introduction: the EU within the global context of regional integration Ali El-Agraa
    Part I. 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 Ali El-Agraa
    4. The legal dimension in EU integration Damian Chalmers and Luke Haasbeek
    5. The basic statistics Ali El-Agraa
    Part II. EU market integration: theory and practice:
    6. The theory of economic integration Ali El-Agraa
    7. The economics of the single market Brian Ardy and Ali El-Agraa
    8. Factor mobility David Mayes and Juha Kilponen
    9. Measuring the impact of economic integration Nigel Grimwade
    Part III. EU Monetary Integration:
    10. The theory of monetary integration Ali El-Agraa
    11. The development of EU economic and monetary integration David Mayes and Ali El-Agraa
    12. The operation of EMU David Mayes
    Part IV. The Single European Market: policy and integration:
    13. Competition policy Wolf Sauter and Jurian Langer
    14. Industrial and competitiveness policy: the Lisbon Strategy Brian Ardy
    15. Tax harmonization Brian Ardy and Ali El-Agraa
    16. Transport policy Kenneth Button
    17. Energy policy and energy markets Stephen Martin and Ali El-Agraa
    18. Environmental policy Alan Marin
    Part V. 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 Brian Ardy and Ali El-Agraa
    22. Regional policy Harvey Armstrong
    23. Social policies: the employment dimension Brian Ardy and Ali El-Agraa
    Part VI. EU External Relations:
    24. External trade policy Marius Brülhart and Alan Matthews
    25. The EU and the developing world Alan Matthews
    Part VII. The enlargement, success and future of the EU:
    26. Enlargement David Mayes
    27. Has the EU been successful? Ali El-Agraa
    28. The future of the EU Ali El-Agraa
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Editor

    Ali El-Agraa, Fukuoka University, Japan
    Ali M. El-Agraa is Professor of International Economics at Fukuoka University, Japan. He has extensive teaching experience at universities in the UK and North America.


    Ali El-Agraa, Damian Chalmers, Luke Haasbeek, Brian Ardy, David Mayes, Juha Kilponen, Nigel Grimwade, Wolf Sauter, Jurian Langer, Kenneth Button, Stephen Martin, Alan Marin, Ulrich Koester, Harvey Armstrong, Marius Brülhart, Alan Matthews

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