Although there is a great deal of information by and about the European Union that is available in electronic format, there are still some very important resources that continue only in print. The resources listed under this tab are print resources found primarily in the Education and Social Science Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Although you might not find all of them at your "neighborhood" library, many of them will be available at any academic library in your area.
Features a short introductory history of the EU with a focus on the big ideas rather than on institutions and dates. Historical events are listed in date order, with brief descriptions given of significant events. Includes appendixes on several important treaty articles establishing the EEC, and on voting weights by country in the Council of Ministers, a bibliography, and index.
Coverage focuses on marketing and business info, with data presented as either in 25-year trend form or most recent complete year (2001) data only. Features sections on population, economic indicators, banking and finance, external trade, labor, industry, energy, consumer expenditure, retail distribution, advertising, media and leisure, consumer market sizes, consumer prices and costs, home ownership, household profiles, health, crime, literacy and education, agricultural resources, communications, automotives, transport, travel and tourism, and income and earnings. Includes table of contents and a list of key EU marketing information sources.
341.2422 P652EU 2007
A 171-page narrative introduces background and theoretical perspectives on the EU's purpose and functions, with coverage of major programs, policies, and political issues, making use of pictures, charts, graphs, and maps. Includes references, suggestions for further reading, chronology, glossary, and index.
A guide to ethnic groups in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas. Each section contains a nation-by-nation breakdown of ethnicity, listing the major ethnic groups and describing their location, population, religion and basic economic, social, and political practices.
Q. 314 Eu746
Most data covers 1995-2005, with sections on population, education and health, living conditions, labor, economy, international trade, industry, technology, environment, agriculture, and forestry and fisheries. Data codes in the entries allow researchers to find updated and more current information directly on the Eurostat website. Also features a 'practical guide to accessing European statistics,' a glossary, a subject index, a selection of other Eurostat publications, and explanations of several international classification codes used. A list of abbreviations and acronyms is given on a laminated insert.
Contains short historical entries about EU and predecessor organizations. Sections by country feature lists of heads of state, parliaments, ministers, elections, and political parties, descriptions of justice systems and population figures. Lists treaties with year and signatories, and some descriptions of treaty contents. Includes a glossary and an index.
341.2422 Eu7429 2002
Provides information on the EU's development, institutions, personalities and policies. Organized in six broad subject categories: "history and context," "politics," "economics and policies," "law and society," "external relations," and "future." Includes appendices with factual data about the EU.
Consists of four parts covering: the disciplinary history of EU studies, the EU as a polity, politics and policy making in the EU, and the global impact of the EU as an international actor. Each of the four parts has an overview chapter, and several individually written chapters on subjects that fall within the part heading. Includes contributor (chapter-author) profiles, subject and name indexes, and a table of contents listing chapters by part.
Organized in three broad sections that examine various concepts and theories of nationhood and nationalism; talk about broad themes and topics in the study of nationalism (from race, religion, and ethnicity to migration, globalization, and sport); and look in detail at nationhood and nationalism in all the major countries and regions of the world. Each chapter includes references. An index is provided.
Features an introductory essay on treaties and alliances, and surveys treaties and alliances by region, including Europe. Includes an index and bibliography.
Provides an overview of the development of the European Union. There are over 1000 entries in the dictionary including words; terms; procedures; ideas; movements and names of current member states, people, organizations, countries with relevance to the European Union in alphabetical order. Entries are brief, with cross references in bold within the entries. Includes a list of acronyms and abbreviations.
This dictionary defines 4,000 terms associated with international politics of the 20th century. Entries treat people, events, theories, doctrines, crises, wars, and treaties.
Features an introductory essay, 11 maps depicting European electoral results and trends circa 2004, and 143 in-depth entries with individual bibliographies, and an essay conclusion. Focuses on using multiple disciplinary angles to understand the context, rules, outcomes and meanings of European elections. Includes a table of contents listing individual entry titles and page numbers, and an index.
Q. 303.48203 En195
Contains nearly 400 entries, from acid rain to youth culture, to cover the multiple aspects of globalization affecting sectors of society around the world. Each volume includes a list of entries, reader's guide, and a cumulative index. All entries contain a bibliography and recommend related entries or documents. The fourth volume also includes primary source documents related to the entries, the CSGR Globalisation Index that measures dimensions of globalization per country, and an additional selected bibliography arranged by subject areas.
Aimed at the general educated interest, the entries vary widely in length. There is a perceptible euroskeptic tone in the entries, introduction and epigraph. Features seven appendixes, including chronology, composition of parliament, voting strengths, and GDP data.
Features "descriptive and analytical entries" on people, organizations, events and developments. Includes an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and appendixes with chronology, tables, and graphs.
Details the history of people of the many ethnic and cultural groups of Europe. Arranged alphabetically by group, the work briefly outlines the major distinguishing characteristics of the groups. Each ethnic or cultural group is described geographically, culturally, and politically, followed by a short bibliography. Contains a short appendix listing each group and population, and includes an index.
More than 100 brief entries, some including contact information for political organizations. Includes a listing of entries by country, and an index of personal names.
Coverage excludes former Soviet bloc, but includes Cyprus, Iceland, and Finland. Covers the development of European institutions since 1945 with entries on political parties, unions, federations, and key institutions. Political issues are covered by country, with biographical information on leading politicians. Entries on political philosophies that have international representation. German unification is covered specifically. Includes an index.
Q 940.55 w525 2008S
Includes critical essays on important issues in the region, entries by country featuring geography, chronology, history, economy, statistical survey, directory, and bibliography. Also contains a directory of regional research institutes, and a select bibliography.
Q.310 Eu741 (Main Reference)
Comprehensive, up-to-date source for general information on countries and international organizations including statistical surveys, as well as demographic and economic statistics. The most recent volume is available in the Reference Library; the next most recent year is in the ESSL reference collection.
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Comprehensive, up-to-date source for general information on countries and international organizations including statistical surveys as well as demographic and economic statistics. Includes critical essays on important issues in western and eastern-central Europe, with entries by country featuring geography, chronology, history, economy, statistical survey, directory, and bibliography. Also contains a directory of regional research institutes, and a select bibliography.
Discussion of governments, regional issues, and the intergovernmental organizations of the world. Indexed by geographic location, organizational name, and personal name. A chronology of major international events is also included.