Thursday, 18 December 2008

Die Europäische Union

The German Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung continues its impressive publishing activity to inform and educate students, teachers and the general public. History, politics, society and culture are among the key areas, without forgetting the world outside Germany.

One of the latest publications on Europe is Werner Weidenfeld (Hrsg.): Die Europäische Union – Politisches System und Politikbereiche (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Schriftenreihe Band 689, 2008, 832 pages).

Die Europäische Union and other BPB publications can be found at:

http://www.bpb.de/publikationen

Part I looks at the historic background and development of European integration, Part II analyses the EU as a political system, Part III sheds light on the main policy areas, Part IV describes the EU’s role in the wider world and Part V presents views on Europe’s future. The 35 articles have been authored by renowned experts. Main developments are chronicled in an annex.

The book costs a nominal two euros, but postage is added for orders outside Germany. Still, at € 16.10 in total, I don’t complain.


Ralf Grahn