European Union Politics offers an engaging, lucid, and comprehensive introduction to what has become the fast-moving and at times tumultuous field of contemporary European politics. Spanning the history, institutions and policies of the EU, McCormick skilfully brings EU politics to life with up-to-date examples, research, infographics, country snapshots and case studies. This is the single best resource on EU politics for students, lecturers and researchers. – Adam Chalmers, King’s College London, UK

    European Union Politics is a real masterpiece. It offers an excellent overview of the various stages in European Integration, and the way in which the EC/EU has sought to overcome old and new challenges in specific policy domains. As such, this book provides an ideal text for undergraduate and postgraduate students eager to familiarize themselves with European Union politics. – Frank Mols, University of Queensland, Australia

    This is the perfect introduction for those wishing to understand how the EU really works. It offers a broad picture of the EU’s political system in an approachable way and cuts through the complexities with great supporting features. – Ariadna Ripoll-Servant, University of Bamberg, Germany

    Detailed and insightful, the third edition of European Union Politics provides a comprehensive examination of European integration covering theory, governance, and key policy areas as well as offering snapshots of the individual member states. It is an excellent resource and textbook for students and indeed anyone interested in how European integration has evolved and the challenges and debates it encompasses. McCormick succeeds in making accessible an organisation and subject area that all too often are perceived as complex and impenetrable. – Nicholas Wright, University College London, UK

    John McCormick has written a superb textbook on the history and institutions of the European Union. The book is comprehensive, up-to-date, clearly written and well organized. It serves both as an accessible introduction for non-experts and as a reference book for scholars. – Gary Marks, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and European University Institute, Italy.

    This engagingly written and up-to-date edition provides an excellent basis for any student wanting to understand the nature and policies of the EU, as well as the current challenges it is facing both at home and globally. John McCormick's book is still one of the most comprehensive textbooks in the area of EU studies. – Magdalena Frennhoff Larsén, University of Westminster, UK

    This new version of a modern classic preserves the accessible and comprehensive style of the previous edition while updating the text for recent events and challenges, ranging from the financial crisis to new security issues. It skilfully balances the full scale of EU-related questions, including its history, attendant theories, institutions and policies. Strongly recommended for undergraduates and graduates alike. – Mark Rhinard, Stockholm University, Sweden

    John McCormick’s textbook on European Union Politics is a mainstay of the student studying the institutions and policies of the European Union. The book covers the key politics, policy-making and policies in the EU and is extremely comprehensive. The book is written in an engaging style and should be read by all students of politics, international relations, European studies and contemporary history, as well as by policy practitioners and the intelligent general reader. – Neil Winn, University of Leeds, UK

    From EU origins to institutional processes, from specialised EU agencies and elections to the full spectrum of public and foreign policies, John McCormick’s third edition is an incisive, engaging, must-have text on EU politics, and will be welcomed by academics and students alike. The text provides important new material on the Euro Zone, interest groups and cohesion policy, with critical updates on the EU’s emerging regional responsibilities and changing global roles. Readers will welcome the balanced range of chapters integrating concepts and theories with policies, impacts and outcomes, alongside helpful tables and maps, making the text itself a vital addition to contemporary EU courses. – Amelia Hadfield, University of Surrey, UK

    McCormick’s latest version of this widely-enjoyed book is sure to be appreciated by all scholars of the EU. Filled with snapshots of contemporary life within EU member states, the book is crammed with insights and statistics while still being fully accessible to anyone dipping their toes into this area for the first time.’ – Paul Tobin, University of Manchester, UK

    John McCormick’s volume has rightly become a key source for all those studying European integration. With this latest version, scholars and students are ably guided through a tumultuous and critical period in the EU’s development, placed within the wider context of theory, high politics and the harsh reality of making this system work from day to day. It is highly recommended to all who want to make sense of this bold effort to build deep cooperation between states. – Simon Usherwood, University of Surrey, UK

    This book provides undergraduate students of politics and public administration analytical tools to fully understand the development of EU governing bodies and their interactions, as well as the resulting policy outcomes on fields such as environmental policy, migration and the role of the EU in the world. The debate sections incorporated in several chapters of the book stimulate critical thinking like no other textbook on EU politics and policy. The text incentivizes students to form opinions about the past, present and future direction of European integration and disintegration. – Rik de Ruiter, University of Leiden, the Netherlands

    This textbook is an excellent primer for any student of the European Union. It offers a comprehensive, authoritative and in-depth understanding of the complexities of the European Union that is at the same time jargon-free and unusually accessible. – Christina Schneider, University of California, San Diego, USA