The aim of this book is to introduce readers to the economics of integration and of the European Union. Its approach is rigorous but at the same time accessible to non-specialists. Only a basic background knowledge of economics is assumed, and this is built on in the chapters to enable the reader to understand the nature and functioning of the EU. Key issues include: - the relationship between economic, political and monetary integration - agriculture and industry - the enlargement process - the EU in the global context and its relationship with US and Asian economies The book will appeal to a wide readership, not just within economics, but within business and management degrees, as well as politics and international relations. It is laced with a wealth of interior features and real world case studies as well as being accompanied by a supporting website.
Valerio Lintner is Principal Lecturer in Economics at London Metropolitan University. He is the author of several books including Contemporary Europe: Economics Politics and Society and The European Union.
1. European Economic Organisation and Development in Perspective 2. The Nature and Development of the European Union 3. The Theory of Internal Market 4. The Internal Market in Practice 5. EMU and the Euro: Theory 6. EMU and the Euro: Practice 7. Agriculture and the CAP 8. Finance and Distribution in the EU: Regional Policy, Social Policy and the EU Budget 9. Industrial and Competition Issues 10. The EU and the Environment 11. The Enlargement of the EU 12. The EU in a Global Context