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This guide provides resources related to the enlargement of the European Union throughout its history, including organizations that preceded the current Union, as well as information related to potential future growth.
If you are looking for more general information about the European Union and European Studies at the University, please refer to the European Union and European Studies LibGuide. Additionally, this guide only covers additions to the European Union and organizations that preceded it. If you are interested in Brexit, please refer to the LibGuide on Brexit.
EU Enlargement Policy
Steps Towards Joining
This link directs to the European Commission's "European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations" page.
History of the EU
This link directs to a timeline of EU history on the European Union's official website.
Map of the European Union
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Introductory Books on the European Union
The Oxford Handbook of the European Union by
This is an authoritative, one-volume, and independent treatment of the history, functioning and nature of the European integration. Written by a selection of leading scholars. It covers the major institutions, policies, and events in the history of integration, whilst also providing a guide tothe major theoretical approaches that have been used to study it over time. By bringing together such a distinguished cast covering such a wide array of themes, the Handbook is intended as a one stop shop for all those interested in the European Union and its predecessors. Written in an accessiblestyle, the volume is intended to shape the discipline of EU studies, and to establish itself as the essential point of reference for all those interested in European integration, both in universities and more broadly. It represents a timely guide to an institution that is much discussed but oftenonly imperfectly understood.
Call Number: Online Resource
Publication Date: 2012-10-25
European Union: a Very Short Introduction by
Since the second edition of this popular Very Short Introduction published in 2007, the world has faced huge economic and political change. Showing how and why the EU has developed from 1950 to the present day, John Pinder and Simon Usherwood cover a range of topics, including the Union'searly history, the workings of its institutions and what they do, the interplay between 'eurosceptics' and federalists, and the role of the Union beyond Europe in international affairs and as a peace-keeper.In this fully updated third edition, Pinder and Usherwood incorporate new material on the Lisbon treaty, the EU fiscal crisis, the state of the single Euro currency in its wake, and conclude by considering the future of the Union and the choices and challenges that may lie ahead.
Call Number: D1060 P515 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
European Union Politics by
The most current and issues-based textbook of its kind on the market, European Union Politics provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of EU theories, institutions, policies, and history. Revised and updated in light of current events - including Brexit, Euroscepticism, and theeconomic and migration crises - the accessible and wide-ranging nature of the sixth edition makes this the ideal starting point for students new to this evolving subject.
Call Number: JN30 .E9419 2019
Publication Date: 2019-03-17