European Union Governance and Policy Making introduces Canadian students to the politics of the EU. Divided into three parts, the collection examines its political system (history, theories, institutions), specific policies, and some of the challenges that the EU currently faces. Geared toward students who are learning about the EU in Canadian classrooms, the text integrates Canadian content and examples to demonstrate how Canada compares to the EU. It discusses current issues such as the refugee crisis and the rise of populism, Brexit, and plans for deepening European integration in the wake of the Euro Area financial crisis. The introduction defines core themes and each chapter returns to these themes, creating structure and coherence.
Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly is Professor and Jean Monnet Chair in Innovative Governance at the University of Victoria. Achim Hurrelmann is Associate Professor at Carleton University. Amy Verdun is Professor at the University of Victoria.
1. Introduction Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Achim Hurrelmann, and Amy Verdun Part I: Integration and Governance 2. A Short History of the European Union: From Rome to Lisbon Constantin Chira-Pascanut 3. The Major Legislative and Executive Bodies of the European Union Finn Laursen 4. Legal Integration and the Court of Justice of the European Union Martha O'Brien 5. Policy-Making and Governance in the European Union's Multilevel System Ingeborg Toemmel 6. Theories of European Integration and Governance Amy Verdun Part II: Policies 7. The Single Market and Economic and Monetary Integration Paul Schure and Amy Verdun 8. Justice, Freedom, and Security Oliver Schmidtke 9. Foreign, Security, and Defence Policies Frederic Merand and Antoine Rayroux 10. The Social Dimension of the European Union Heather MacRae and Donna E. Wood 11. Common Agricultural Policy Crina Viju 12. Environmental and Energy Policy G. Cornelis van Kooten and Rebecca H. Wortzman 13. Regional Policy Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly 14. European External Trade Policy Valerie J. D'Erman 15. Enlargement Charles C. Pentland 16. European Neighbourhood Policy Gabriela Chira and Assem Dandashly Part III: Challenges 17. Democracy in the European Union Achim Hurrelmann 18. Geopolitics of the European Union Joan DeBardeleben 19. Conclusion Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Achim Hurrelmann, and Amy Verdun Glossary Appendix: Research Resources Index