In this provocative volume, political scientist Chris Bickerton provides an answer to all these key questions and more at a time when understanding what the EU is and what it does is more important than ever before.
Chris Bickerton is a University Lecturer in politics at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow in politics at Queens' College, Cambridge. He has previously taught at Oxford, University of Amsterdam, and Sciences Po in Paris. His books include European Integration (2012) and he writes frequently for the international media. He has been writing regularly for Le Monde Diplomatique since 2006.
The European Union: A Citizen's Guide by Chris Bickerton is
a good place to find out how Europe works: the European council,
the council of Europe and the Byzantine committee structure that
operates in virtual secrecy... My advice is this. Use Bickerton...
to learn how the EU works... And then, whatever Cameron says, you
can make up your own mind about the future -- Roland White * Sunday
An unlikely bestseller * Daily Telegraph *
A lucid, helpful guide to the EU's structures and operating methods -- Tony Barber * Financial Times *
An indispensable book for these times * Big Issue *
Provocative * Economist *
A timely account of the EU's byzantine bureaucratic procedures and political rules * The Times Literary Supplement *