European Political Science

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 739–744 | Cite as

Alarums and excursions……and plenty of ballyhoo

  • Martin WestlakeEmail author

Books reviewed:

Alarums and Excursions: Improvising Politics on the European Stage

Luuk van Middelaar (translated by Liz Waters) (Newcastle upon Tyne: Agenda Publishing, 2019), xviii + 320 pp., ISBN: 978-1-78821-172-7

European Civil Service in (Times of) Crisis. A Political Sociology of the Changing Power of Eurocrats

Didier Georgakakis (translated by Marina Urquidi) (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), xiii + 329 pp., ISBN: 978-3-319-51791-9

Opposing Europe in the European Parliament: Rebels and Radicals in the Chamber

Nathalie Brack (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), xv + 213 pp., ISBN: 978-1-137-60199-5

Between 1987 and 2009, the European Union (EU) underwent five major treaty changes (Single European Act, 1987; Maastricht Treaty, 1993; Amsterdam Treaty, 1999; Nice Treaty, 2003; and Lisbon Treaty, 2009) and three waves of enlargement (1995, 2004, and 2007) that took it from being a Community of twelve Member States to a Union of twenty-seven (and then twenty-eight when Croatia...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European InstituteLondon School of EconomicsLondonUK

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