Reviews and endorsements

‘In a world of either overly empirical or overly complex EU textbooks, Lelieveldt and Princen strike an excellent balance in writing a theoretically informed, empirically accurate, and highly accessible introduction to the politics of the EU’

(Mark Rhinard, Public Administration, 90 (1), March 2012, 283-284)

‘Finally an EU textbook that seamlessly weaves together comparative politics and EU politics. Herman Lelieveldt and Sebastiaan Princen have written a richly textured, highly informative, yet accessible book for graduates and undergraduates.’

Liesbet Hooghe, Zachary Taylor Smith Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina, and Chair in Multilevel Governance, VU University of Amsterdam

‘The Politics of the European Union is refreshingly new and is destined to be adopted widely as an undergraduate textbook. The authors have an excellent ‘feel’ for the practical workings of the EU policy process and, drawing on their knowledge of comparative politics, ask exactly the right fundamental questions about the EU as a polity.’

Professor Jeremy Richardson, Editor, Journal of European Public Policy and Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford

 ‘The textbook is ideal for instructors who wish to provide an introduction to the politics of the European Union but also exploit the explanatory power offered by comparative politics. And it is ideal for undergraduate students who are problem-oriented but wish to move beyond mere description and understand the mechanisms behind political outcomes. Without being descriptively overloaded, the book summarises concisely the principal concerns and findings of the field, and the extent to which there is consensus or controversy.’
Fabio Franchino, Professor of Political Science, University of Milan