Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction: Explaining the EU Political System

  3. Government

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Simon Hix
      Pages 21-55
    3. Simon Hix
      Pages 56-98
    4. Simon Hix
      Pages 99-129
  4. Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Simon Hix
      Pages 133-165
    3. Simon Hix
      Pages 166-187
    4. Simon Hix
      Pages 188-208
  5. Policy-Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Simon Hix
      Pages 211-240
    3. Simon Hix
      Pages 241-277
    4. Simon Hix
      Pages 278-306
    5. Simon Hix
      Pages 307-330
    6. Simon Hix
      Pages 331-356
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 366-427

About this book


A major new textbook on the politics of the European Union, which presents the EU as an emerging 'political system', in which the government, policies and the politics of the system are inextricably linked. The book will make an important contribution to the way the EU is analysed, studied and taught as it provides both comprehensive coverage of all aspects of EU politics and a new way of conceptualising the EU, integrating a much wider range of theoretical and empirical material.


decision-making democracy EU Politics European Union European Union (EU) executive government Policy politics

About the authors

SIMON HIX is Reader in European Union Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science.

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