“Europa von A bis Z”
“Europa von A bis Z” is the reference book for understanding Europe. In more than 100 contributions, renowned European experts build on their sound academic understanding of the European Union and explain and elaborate in an understandable way relevant key topics and terms from politics, economy, and history of European integration. This pocketbook is published in an updated and extended 15th edition and addresses anyone interested in Europe looking for a reliable source on the current debate on the future of the European Union.
“Europa von A bis Z” Revised
For its 15th edition, the concept and content of “Europa von A bis Z” have been substantially revised.
In order to keep up with European integration representing a moving target, which the developments since the previous edition highlight, “Europa von A bis Z” is now published by “Springer Nature”. Changing the publishing house on the one hand creates the benefit of publishing “Europa von A bis Z” as “living edition” online on ”SpringerLink”. This way, authors can continuously update their contributions and take new developments into account also in the short term. On the other hand, “Europa von A bis Z” is also published as print edition.
The first contributions have already been published online in spring 2019 before the European elections. Further contributions are being added continuously. In spring 2020, the process for publishing the first print edition with “Springer Nature” has been initiated. At the same time, new important developments in the European Union are taken into account and feed into the online publications on an ongoing basis. All online contributions that have been published so far are available here.
Recent developments in European integration also required a substantial revision of the content of the 15th edition of “Europa von A bis Z”. Evaluating the current relevance of different topics, the list of contributions has been extended so that there is now a total of 103 contributions (and thus 27 contributions more than in the previous edition). All contributions are structured identically and contain the following elements:
- a short abstract of the topic
- a fact box (reference to the EU treaties, aims, instruments, and budget of a policy area or reference to the EU treaties, composition, headquarters, competences, tasks, and decision-making procedures of institutions; Internet links)
- the main text
- recommendations for further reading
The abstract, the keywords and the recommended literature of the “living edition” on ”SpringerLink” are available free of charge for all Internet users. Users who themselves or whose institutions have a paid account for ”SpringerLink” can in addition access the entire articles.
The New Edition Contains:
- a comprehensive introduction to the history of European integration;
- 103 contributions on the most important topics of European integration, including references to the EU treaties and recommended literature;
- a chronology which informs about the main stages of European integration – from the very beginnings to the present;
- a list of abbreviations;
- an index.
“Europa von A bis Z”
Edited by Weidenfeld, Werner; Wessels, Wolfgang; Tekin, Funda
15th edition, Springer VS, Wiesbaden
Online ISBN: 978–3‑658–24456‑9
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“Europa von A bis Z”
Edited von Weidenfeld, Werner; Wessels, Wolfgang; Tekin, Funda
15th edition, Springer VS, Wiesbaden 2020, approx. 29.99 €
Print Edition ISBN: 978–3‑658–24454‑5
eBook ISBN: 978–3‑658–24455‑2
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“Europa von A bis Z” is a project of the Institut für Europäische Politik in cooperation with the Center for Applied Policy Research (C.A.P.) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (www.cap-lmu.de) and the Centre for Turkey and EU Studies (former Chair for European Politics) of the University of Cologne (www.ceteus.uni-koeln.de/de). “Europa von A bis Z” receives funding from the German Federal Foreign Office. The IEP alone is responsible for the contents.