This A-Z guide explains the key concepts and institutions linked to the European Union, along with brief biographies of the leading figures related to the foundation and development of the EU. This will allow students to link some of the theoretical concepts with the people who introduced them. The book is useful in discerning between the British and European Parliaments -- students often confuse many of the concepts of the EU with those of the British Government, and the definitions in this Glossary will demonstrate that the bodies have differing roles to play in many aspects of their existence.
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).