This textbook provides an accessible introduction to the subject of Britain and the European Union, paying equal attention to institutions and their relationship with one another. It examines the history and development of the EU, setting the framework for the current relationship; the institutions of the EU and how they affect Britain; and some of the common policies. Subjects covered include: *British Applications and the Referendum on Membership *Institutions of the EU *Common Policies of the EU *The Influence of the EU on Britain *Intergovernmentalism versus Supranationalism *Expansion versus Integration *Public Opinion on the EU *Political Parties and the EU Throughout, the impact of the powers of the EU, and of EU membership on Britain are evaluated from a range of perspectives.
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Edinburgh University Press
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Author Biography - Alistair Jones
Alistair Jones is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at De Montfort University and is Programme Leader for the B.A. (Hons.) International Business and Globalisation course. He is co-author (with Phil Cocker) of Contemporary British Politics and Government (Liverpool Academic Press, 3rd edn, 2002) and Essential Topics in British Politics and Government (Liverpool Academic Press, 2005).