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The Political System of the European Union (European Union (Paperback Adult))

The Political System of the European Union (European Union (Paperback Adult))
Author: Simon Hix - Bjorn Hoyland
ISBN 13: 9780230249820
ISBN 10: 230249825
Edition: 3
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2011-03-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
List Price: $52.50

Hix (European and comparative politics, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK) presents an introduction to the political system of the European Union. Assessing a variety of explanatory theoretical models, he describes the organization and operation of executive, legislative, and judicial governance. He then offers separate chapters analyzing the influence of public opinion, parties and elections, and interest representation on EU politics. Finally, he looks at the formation of policy in the areas of market regulation, expenditures, economic and monetary union, citizen freedom and security policies, and foreign policy. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Hix (London School of Economics and Political Science) provides an overview of the workings of the European Union that draws on the general theories and methods of political science. For each of the main processes in the EU political system<-->executive, legislative and judicial politics, public opinion, interest groups and parties, and regulatory, redistributive, monetary, internal security and global policies<-->he introduces the key political science tools, reviews recent theoretical research, and applies this knowledge in descriptive analysis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)