What you should know now

After reading this unit, you should know the following:-

  • The main institutions of the EU and their basic functions.
  • The differences between the main EU institutions and the national governing bodies.
  • What democratic deficit is.
  • How the institutions of the European Union were developed to deal with this issue.


Further Reading

Archer, C. (2008).The European Union. London: Routledge.

Bache, I., & Bulmer, S. (2011). Politics in the European Union. Oxford: OUP.

Boomerg, E., Peterson, J., Corbett, R. (2012). The European Union. How does it work? Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Cini, M., & Pérez-Solórzano Borragán, N. (2010). European Union Politics. Oxford: OUP.

Dinan, D.(2010). Ever Closer Union: An Introduction to European Integration. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hix, S., & Hoyland, B. (2011). The Political System of the European Union. Basigstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lodge, J. (2009). The European Union. Oxford: Polity Press.

McCormick, J.(2011). Understanding the European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

McCormick, J. (2011). European Union Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Nugent, N. (2010). The Government and Politics of the European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Warleigh, Alex. (2009). European Union: the basics. London: Routledge.

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