The dynamic and complex system of European Union policymaking is analysed in this new edition of a much-praised textbook. It offers the most integrated understanding of EU policy available. Major approaches to policymaking - including intergovernmentalism, neofunctionalism, supranationalism and critical theory - are presented and supplemented with the authors' own theoretical model, federal integration, to create a comprehensive evaluation of the EU's interests and actors in key policy domains. The text covers the EU's main policy areas - including those on the single market, Economic and Monetary Union, foreign policy, migration and border control, social and regional policies, and the budget - locating them in this wider theoretical framework. As such, it is the key introduction to the subject for students of European Politics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
New to this Edition:
- Each chapter rewritten, many extensively, throughout
- New chapters on migration and border control, competition policy, and social and cohesion policies.
- New illustrative material and many new examples
- Each chapter now includes a Guide to Further Reading